For information on Elvet's child safeguarding policy, see the Child Protection page.
Our Junior Church meets at 10.45am each Sunday morning.
On the first Sunday of each month we meet in the upper room before going into individual groups and join the congregation in the church at the end of the service for Holy Communion. The rest of the month we join the church for the first part of the service then go into our own groups in junior church for our own sessions.
At the moment we have about 10 youngsters aged from 3 yrs and upwards, and 5 teachers . Within junior church we use various ways to
teach the children the Christian message of Gods Love for them, these include story telling, drama, art, cooking,
music and dance. The children also take part in some of our all age worship services – these usually involve
music, drama, prayers or bible readings.
All of the teachers are CRB checked and play a large part in the nurturing of our children within our church.
We also contribute towards our church project each year by the children usually doing something is fun and that they enjoy – this year we hope to do a Car Wash and a sponsored walk.
All children and parents are very welcome and if you wish to have any more information please feel free to contact me.
The Crèche is available every Sunday morning from 10.40 am and is run by a small, willing and enthusiastic group of ladies on a rota basis.
The Crèche has a variety of toys, books, etc which will appeal to babies/toddlers up to the age of 3. This facility gives parents the opportunity to have peace of mind whilst they are in the service, knowing their child is being well cared for and happy in Crèche.
Our Church has for many years enthusiastically supported the work of Junior Mission for All, which is a small branch of the Methodist Overseas Division. Its aims and objects, established over a hundred years ago, remain the same; they are to encourage our young people and their families to lean, pray and serve the world church and its work with people in the poorest parts of the world. The dedicated work of Mission Partners (missionaries) is funded. By financial giving at home, and they take practical expertise as well as the message of Gods love to where it is needed and that has been J.M.A.‘s purpose for over century.
The Methodist Church supports the work of Mission Partners (missionaries) who, at present, are working in over 60 locations. Practical skills (engineering, medicine, agriculture, etc)as well as the message of God's love is for all are being shared today with some of the worlds poorest because people at home have generously supported this work. Collecting boxes and information are always available as well as the J. M. A. magazine "Rainbow". Contact us here.
At Elvet Church, 15th Durham (Elvet) Scout Group and Elvet Explorer Unit provide a great way for young people to make friends, gain new experiences, and learn to work as a team. The Scout Group provides opportunities for boys and girls from the age of 6 to 14 years. The Explorer Unit is then available until the age of 18. After that all adults are welcome to become a Leader.
If you would like to enrol your child in 15th Durham (Elvet) Scout Group or Elvet Explorer Unit or wish to offer to become a Leader, please contact Richard Smith, Group Scout Leader.