Puddleducks (Parents & Toddlers) 

Puddleducks is our group on a Friday morning for parents/carers and children of pre-school age. We meet at the Church of the Good Shepherd from 9:15-10:45am. Your children will enjoy playtime, snacks and drinks (available to adults too!), a Bible story and song time. You are very welcome to join us!

Contact Jamie Johnston for more information.

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Shine Extra (Years 1-5)

Shine Extra is our Primary School after-school club. It runs at the Church of the Good Shepherd on Thursdays from 4:30-5:00pm. We have fun, play games, read the Bible and enjoy hot or cold drinks.

The good news is that parents can enjoy a free coffee and cake on us after a long day! We run a cafe alongside Shine Extra, where you can chat with other parents and guardians from the local community.

Grid (Years 6-13)

The Grid is the group for young people in school years 6 to 13. It meets every Thursday evening and every Sunday morning. See below to find out more.

Take a look at the Autumn Term Card to see what’s happening when and where.

Term time Thursdays, 7pm-8pm

Grid meets every Thursday at the Good Shepherd. We have fun together, enjoy games, read the Bible and learn how it makes a difference in our lives today. That’s not mentioning the socials and meals we have each term!

Term time Thursdays 8:30pm-9:30pm

Grid+ meets every Thursday at the Youth Minister’s house from 8:30-9:30pm. We enjoy time together, chill out over hot or cold drinks, play silly games and read the Bible. Socials and meals included!

 

Power Grid meets every Sunday during the 10:30 am service at the Good Shepherd in the Autumn term only.

The leaders teach the youth how to listen to sermons and understand better how God speaks to us as we gather on Sunday mornings.

Every other Sunday, the youth can enjoy either a cooked breakfast at 71 Warwick Road before the service or hot drinks after the service at the Good Shepherd. It’s a real treat not to be missed! 

Check the term card to see which is happening that Sunday.

The name “The Grid” relates to a power grid with the idea that the message of the cross is the power of God to those who are being saved (1 Corinthians 1:18). As we learn more about Jesus, and try to follow him as we live our lives, we are seeing the power of God working in us.

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Lighthouse (Sundays)

Lighthouse runs during the sermon on Sunday mornings so that children benefit from age-appropriate teaching.

Lighthouse is our Sunday school for children aged up to 10 which meets during the morning service (except for the first Sunday of the month when there is an all-age service). Lighthouse runs only during the sermon and returns to the service for Communion (as appropriate). 

It is named Lighthouse because in John Chapter 8 Jesus says, “I am the light of the world. The person who follows me will never live in darkness. He will have the light that gives life.” Each Sunday we look at the Bible to explore how we can follow Jesus and have the light that gives life.

There are two Lighthouse groups. Rocks meets in the classroom and is for 5-10s. Rockpools is for the 0-4s and meets in the Family Room right next to the main hall. It is manned throughout the service, so if your toddler or baby gets fidgety, they can enjoy playtime. But they will learn more about Jesus too!

Families @ 4

Families @ 4 is not running at present.
 
Every third Sunday of the month, we have an informal family service at 4pm at St. Thomas’s Church. There’s craft, music, activities and a talk followed by a meal together!

Every week, the Faith in Kids team produce two podcasts to help families open up the Bible together. We encourage everyone to check out the website so that your family can learn more about Jesus during the week!

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Little Lambs Pre-school

Looking for Little Lambs pre-school? Visit our page. 

Read more about Our Practices  when working with Children and Young people. For more information please contact Jamie Johnston.