Children & Young People

Groups & Activities

On Sunday mornings during the first half of the service we run a number of children’s activities. We believe at St. Matthew’s that our children deserve the very best in the nurturing of their spirituality, so, rather than have them sitting through a sermon, they have their own groups where they are able to engage with the scriptures in their own way.

Small Steps Sunday Morning

A group for the under 5’s. Children go out during the hymn just before the Gospel reading, along with their parent(s)/carer and rejoin the congregation for the sharing of Christ’s peace. The group normally takes the format of a Godly Play or story session, great fun for children and adults alike!

Junior Church Sunday Morning

A group for primary school children to learn about our faith and traditions through stories and craft. Junior Church meet during the first half of the service and re-join the congregation for the sharing of Christ’s peace.

Messy Church

A new way of doing church. On the 1st Sunday of each month at 4pm. A mixture of craft activities, songs, stories and drama, for all the family. Lasts for 30 minutes followed by Sunday tea.

Fr Andrew Cunnington
St Matthew’s Youth Club

For all local young people aged 10 – 13. We play a range of games, sports, cooking, art and craft. Chill out with friends or make new ones. The club meets every Friday in school term time 6pm – 7.30pm in the Church Hall, Parish Room. The Youth Club is a partnership project between St Matthew’s Church and YMCA East Surrey. For further information contact Revd Judith or simply turn up and join us.

Toddler Group

St Matthew’s Toddler Group meets during term-time in the Church Hall, Parish Room on Monday mornings from 9.45am – 11.15am. We aim to provide a relaxed and welcoming space for parents, grandparents, and carers to meet one another and for the children to get used to playing together. We have a variety of toys and activities on offer, but due to limited space we do not have ride-on toys. We provide drinks and snacks halfway through the morning.

Uniformed Organisations
We are so pleased that our Church hall is able to host our local Rainbows and Brownie groups. Each group is often looking for more helpers, and we also welcome enquiries about joining the various groups.
Rainbows Thu & Fri 4.30pm
Brownies Fri 5.30pm

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