Youth & Children's Work
Our benefice is committed to children’s and youth work and believes that children are the church of today. We run activities that are either about serving our community or helping children and their families grow in Christian discipleship. As well as spiritual development, safety is our priority. All of our leaders are DBS checked and undergo regular training, and each church has a named safeguarding officer who reports to the Rector. We believe that safeguarding is a whole church activity and we ask that any concerns (no matter how small) be reported immediately to the clergy.
Youth Group ‘FROGS’
A group for 11-18-year-olds to explore Christian discipleship in today's world. We meet weekly at Cheswardine in term time on Tuesday’s 7.15pm – 9.00pm. Contact Rev. Becky Richard's
We run a monthly after school club for 5-11-year-olds who attend that school. It is 3.15pm – 4.30pm, and includes activities, stories, and food. It is similar to Messy Church in ethos.
Hinstock: Third Wednesday of the month – contact Rev. Christine Smith
Our clergy run termly assemblies, host various school events and services in the church, take various RE lessons and are actively involved in our three schools.
Family Service & Cafe Church
Cheswardine: Third Sunday, Family Worship with youth band 10am
Child’s Ercall: Second Sunday, Family Worship 4.00pm
Fourth Sunday, Family Communion 4.00pm
Hales: Fourth Sunday, Junior Church 10.45am
Hinstock: First and Third Sunday, Café Church at 10.00am
Sambrook: Second Sunday, Village Family Service 9.30am
Stoke on Tern: Second Sunday, Café church 11.00am
Children will be warmly welcomed at all our services, although clearly family service and Messy Church are designed to be more relevant for those of a younger age.
St. Peter’s Stoke on Tern offers Sunday school during all services
St. Swithurn's Cheswardine offers Sunday school on the first Sunday of each month.