Puddleducks (Parents & Toddlers) 

Puddleducks is our group on a Friday morning for parents/carers and children of pre-school age at the Church of the Good Shepherd.

We meet at 9:00-11:00 and during each session there is a time for the children to play, a Bible story, snack time (for adults as well as the children!) and song time.

Contact Jamie Johnston for more information.


Shine (Years 1-5)

We are not meeting in person but are instead posting videos on YouTube every Thursday at 4pm (click here).

SHINE is the name for our Primary school age children’s activities.

Our weekly term-time SHINE is held at the Church of the Good Shepherd on Thursdays between 3.30pm and 4.45pm. There is a small charge of £1 to cover the cost of craft materials, and there is also a tuck shop.

Parents: Fancy a coffee and cake on us after a long day? Come along to our cafe running alongside the Shine after school club.

Grid (Years 6-13)

The Grid is the group for young people in school years 6 to 13. It meets every Thursday at the Good Shepherd, 7-8.30pm, and every Sunday during the 10:30 service.

2nd and 4th Sundays 09:00-10:00

Grid+ is for our older teenagers (aged 15-18) and meets at the Youth Minister’s house at 9:00 on Sunday for a full cooked breakfast! The group will then walk en mass to the church to attend the service. 

Tuesdays 3:15-4:00

Two of our youth leaders will set up a pop-up drop-in centre for teenagers after school at Mrs T’s Cafe. It’s a space for young people to come and spend time together, invite their friends and meet the team. Coffee is on us!

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 currently 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 11 which meets during the morning service (except for the first Sunday of the month when there is an All-Age service). The children stay in the service for the first 10-15 minutes of the service and then they go to their groups, sometimes going back into the service for Communion.

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 three Lighthouse groups. Rockpools is for the under-3s and meets in the Family Room right next to the main hall. They are welcome to enter and leave during the service. Pebbles meets in the end classroom and is for 3-7 year olds and Rocks meets in the side classroom and is for 7-11 year olds.

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!


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.