Children and young people
Children and young people are valued members of our Christian community, and are very warmly welcomed to the church.
St. Alban's is particularly concerned with reaching out to young people to help them in their spiritual development. In addition to uniformed groups, St. Alban's also has growing links with local primary schools.
In terms of worship, St. Alban's offers a Sunday club, in which young children can encounter God on their level, and which meets the spiritual needs of the younger members of the congregation. There is also a Babies and Toddlers group which meets on Thursday mornings.
Children are very welcome in the church for worship and they have their own special illustrated service booklets to help them to follow the service. Younger children are invited to take part in "Messy Church"- a fun and creative session that happens alongside the main Sunday service.
Throughout the year, there are special events particularly designed to help children and young people to explore themes such as justice, discipleship and the Christian faith itself.
We also run a bigger "Messy Church" session on the 1st Saturday of every month, 3.30pm-5.30pm- fun, games, songs, activities and food for 4-11 year olds and their carers, to which all are welcome
We also run a Storytime Service; a bedtime story and song for 0-11 year olds and their carers. Takes place every Sunday evening a 6pm, followed by hot chocolate and marshmallows!
For our older children (11-16) we have new youth groups: a Youth Cafe on the 1st Saturday of the month from 7pm-8.30pm, a Film Club on the 2nd Saturday of the month from 6pm and Cooking With Faith on the 3rd Saturday of the month at 3pm.
At St. Alban's, we take Child Protection and safeguarding very seriously. You can view the Diocesan safeguarding policy here.