Children & Youth

At St Edward’s we aim to create an environment in our groups and services to allow children and young people to feel safe enough to share their lives and explore their faith. We want families to feel at home here, they are welcome and a precious part of our community.
We believe ministry begins with our youngest members. We hope to be a church that opens its arms to all ages.

We seek to transform the lives of our young people by:

  • Making young people an integral part of our community
  • Providing opportunities to learn about the Good News
  • Encouraging the enjoyment of worship & fellowship together
  • Supporting young people in their personal faith journeys
  • Building them up as young leaders.

Our Youth and Children’s ministry is split into several services and groups, with many children and young people involved in more than one!

Little Teds – Monday mornings (Term Time)

Little Teds is a friendly weekly service for pre-schoolers and their parents, grandparents or carers, held on Monday mornings during term time. The morning is full of songs, games, prayers, stories and lots of fun, as well as refreshments and lots of play!

We start at 10:30am and run until midday. During that time grown-ups have a chance to chat over a cuppa while the children play and have a snack; we have a short service with singing, a bible story and prayers, and a craft based around the theme of the morning.

Our aim is for families to feel part of a community that supports them and gives them friendships that last past their time in the group. We move into the church for the service and encourage the children to enjoy the building while singing songs, listening to the story and finding our Little Teds (who have habit of going missing).

We look forward to meeting you!

Promise – Sunday, 10am Service (Term Time)

Bible based activities for our children and young people during the Sunday 10am service, for anyone in Primary School and the lower end of Secondary School. We have lots of fun on a Sunday morning, exploring with the children what believing in Jesus means to us as a church family and them as individuals.

Crèche – Sunday, 10am Service (Term Time)

We have a crèche for our very youngest members where they have a chance to play during the service.

Youth Group – Wednesday evenings 7.00pm – 8.30pm (Term Time)

For Secondary School aged young people, this group has a mixture of faith-based activities and discussion to give those attending a chance to explore how they think of faith and what they believe. These weeks are interspersed with ‘social’ weeks where we watch films, make stuff, play games and enjoy each other’s company.

Seeds Specials – once a term, Wednesdays after school

Seeds Specials are after school events that happen in the lead up to the holidays, we have run Christmas Crafter-noons, Pancake Parties and Easter Eggs hunts. Keep an eye out for these as and when they happen.

Holiday Club

A fun week-long holiday club that kick starts the summer holidays. Early details will be posted on the website in June 2020.

For more information about how you and your child or young person can get involved at St Edwards, contact the Church office or find us on Facebook.

If you have any questions or queries, please contact Katie Hobson at [email protected]

  • Church of England.
  • Diocese of York.