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We cater for the entire age range from 0 to 16 on Sunday mornings. Activities include games, songs and stories for the younger groups and discussions and drama for the older groups.

On Friday evenings we run a very successful youth club (most of the members have no other church connection).

Sundays

All the Sunday groups (except the Creche) join together with the main morning service at 10.30 am before going to their own activities after about 20 minutes.

Creche

Who?

age 0 - 3 years

When?

Sundays, 10.30 am

The creche is available throughout the morning service and is equipped with plenty of toys to keep babies and toddlers occupied.

Junior Church

Who?

age 3 - school year 6

When?

Sundays, 10.30 am

The age range is split into two groups. The younger group is called Bubbles and caters for those up to 6 years old, and a second group for 7 - 11 year olds.

We enjoy listening to Bible stories, craft and colouring, singing, cooking, making music, games, singing action songs using DVD's.

The Young Peoples Church Group

Who?

11 - 16 years old

When?

Sundays, 10.30 am

Friday Youth Club

Who?

School years 7 upwards

When?

Friday evenings
7.30 - 9.30 pm
Term time (see diary)

Cost

50p a week

We have a well attended Friday evening youth club. A typical games evening includes table tennis, soft football, badminton, pool and table football. Other recent activities have included Tramps Supper, Donutting, Ice Skating. There is also a cafe, providing soft drinks and snacks. The evening ends with one of the leaders giving a brief thought about God (God-slot or Jesus time, as the youngsters call it).

We sponsor a child, Ronaldo in Bolivia, through Compassion UK. This is voluntary, and those who take part typically give 20p and have also been been involved in correspondencing with Ronaldo.

The Club is open to all youth. You do not need to be a member of the church (or another church).

We have a large team of dedicated leaders and helpers.

Summer Holiday Club

During the school Summer Holidays we run a week long Holiday Club for those aged 5 - 11. We have run the Holiday Club since 1998 and have gradually built up a good reputation in the area. Typically we take 60 - 80 children. Holiday Club page...

Safe To Grow

The safety of all children while involved in various church activities is very important. The Church has a Safe To Grow policy that follows the Home Office code of practice 'Practice Safe from Harm' and has adopted the guidelines and procedures published by the Baptist Union of Great Britain. All our leaders are DBS checked.

Mrs Ann Andrews and Dr Rema Edicula are our appointed advocates for children and young people (contact details).

Local Basingstoke Youth Links

Youth Cafe

www.londonstreeturc.org.uk/Youth Cafe.html

Provides a safe environment (at the London Street United Reformed Church) in which the needs of the young people can be met. The menu is tailored to their tastes and budget and is presented in an un-pressured Christian atmosphere.