Our services are particularly aimed to be accessible to younger families. Hopefully they’ll be kept engaged for the parts of the service where everyone is– but please don’t worry about them making noise! About 15 minutes in, children aged 3-11 will be invited to join the St Bart’s Sunday School which meets in St Monica’s Room, just behind the main church building. Our Sunday School leaders are recruited in line with the Church of England’s Safer Recruiting practice and adhere strictly to our Church Safeguarding Policy in all their work.
Children return to the service for church family news and the closing hymn, after which we have time to socialise with one another, and there’s plenty of space for children to meet each other and let off some steam.
Our creche zone is available for any pre-schoolers and their grown-ups to make use of throughout our services: soft toys, books and games in a safe corner of the building, where grown-ups can carry on participating in the main service. We also have a creche room where little ones can make a bit more noise, and grown-ups can listen to the service through a speaker.