At Bentley Church, children's teaching is offered on the 2nd and 4th Sundays in the month. These services start at 9.30 am and, when we are running teaching groups, children and teenagers are invited to come up to the front (optional), to share with the congregation what they will be doing, then they leave the service for their groups. Children usually return to the service in time for Communion (week 4) with their family. These services always end in a social way with delicious cake, coffee and soft drinks.
Crèche Group: (up to 4+)
Babies and toddlers up to the age of four or five (or when they go to school) can go to a staffed crèche in the church room. This has many toys and there is colouring to do.
Infant Children’s Church Teaching Group: Reception Year – Year 2
For year R to year 2 children. There is a dedicated teacher and at least one helper. These children hear stories from the Bible, play games, do craft and colouring. Sometimes they also do drama and sing songs as part of the lesson.
Junior Children’s Church Teaching Group: Year 3 – Year 5
Children of school year 3 to year 5 join our Junior Children’s Church group. They enjoy tailored Bible based lesson and fun activities, games and quizzes suitable for their age.
Stepping UP: Year 6+
Year 6 and upwards join this group. They study the Bible, have discussions and try to understand the Christian faith in relation to issues relevant to their age group.
An offering is taken at our Children's Church groups and these funds are used to sponsor a child called Francis who lives in Uganda. Please see the link on this page to find out more.