St Martin's is truly blessed by its childrens and young peoples work. Whether it is on a Sunday morning or during the week, St Martin's has something for your child.
Please see below for the range of activities for your child:
Ignite 5:14 is the name of our Children and Young People's work here at St Martin's. With a combination of games and activities such as crafts, sports, discussions, worship, drama and plenty of other fun stuff, your Friday evening will never be the same again!
During the summer holidays, Ignite 5:14 members also get the opportunity to go away on a week long camp. For over 15 years now, we have been going to Grenville House in Brixham, Devon to take part in many outdoor activities such as rock climbing, canoeing, coasteering, raftbuilding and much more.
So why not come along to one of our fun-packed Friday evening sessions!
We meet every Friday (during term time):
6:00 - 7:15pm Nursery - Year 2 (£1 subs)
7:15 - 8:45pm Year 3 - Year 6 (£1 subs)
7:15 - 9:45pm Year 7 upwards (£1 subs)
The group starting at 7:15pm also have the chance to buy tuck from our tuck shop.
Watch this video for more about what we do:
Sunshine Corner is a Parents and Carers Playgroup which meets at St Martin’s Church on Fridays from 9 - 11am during term time. Our sessions are structured around free play, snack time, craft time and song time.
We have a qualified nursery nurse who assists us in the activities and we offer excellent facilities and a very warm welcome.
Sunday groups are for children aged 5 – 18 years and are provided during our morning services, beginning shortly before the sermon, as an opportunity for the children to be able to learn more about Jesus and Christianity in an appropriate and fun way.
These groups vary depending on the type of service, and may include a larger all age group during a good news service, or smaller, age defined groups during communion services. We always try hard to make the groups fun for all age groups and relevant to each week’s bible reading.
Crèche facilities are provided for youngsters aged 0-4 years. You are welcome to accompany your child in the crèche, or you may leave your child in the caring and capable hands of our fully CRB’d crèche monitors and assistants during our Sunday Morning Services. The creche leave at the same time as sunday groups start, returning at the same time too.
The Parochial Church Council of St Martin's takes seriously its responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. The Safeguarding Statement applies to all who make up the church "workforce" which includes all clergy, holders of Bishops licence or permission, those commissioned or authorised by the Bishop, those, paid or unpaid, who hold positions of responsibility in a parish and work with children or vulnerable adults, and those with representational parish ministry. For the purpose of this document the term "Parish" is used to denote the St Martin's PCC and Incumbent who are together responsible for ensuring the diocesan safeguarding policies and procedures are implemented.
St Martin's PCC have adopted the National Church of England's policies and best practice on safeguarding 2017 which may be found on the Church of England’s website: http://www.churchofengland.org/more/safeguarding and a hard copy is kept accessible on our noticeboard.
Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Carene Spooner, who has been appointed by St Martin's PCC and may be contacted at church or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Statement of Commitment
St Martin's PCC will develop a safeguarding culture that:
Creates an environment where there is awareness and vigilance about the signs, symptoms and impacts of abuse.
Enable and encourages all concerns or allegations to be raised in order to protect children and adults from harm.
Ensures all those who work or volunteer on behalf of the church with children and adults achieve the standards required by this policy.
Holds to account those in the church community who disregard the safety and well-being of children and adults.