At Bearfield Church we think children are amazing. They are full of ideas, questions, energy and creativity and we want to help them flourish and thrive. Furthermore we believe God loves children and so we do all we can to help them understand who God is and what their place in his plans is.
Bearfield Church is blessed with a good number of children and young people and as such on Sunday morning we make provision for them. We also have a range of other groups and services for children and young people outside the Sunday morning service. If you require specific information, in the first instance, please contact the church secretary via the contact page who can direct you to the project leader. Please find information our provision for children and young people below.
For all pre-school children, crèche provides a safe and friendly environment for children and a parent / guardian. Parents are welcome to either leave their child with the crèche leader or stay.
Creche leaders do try to tailor the session for the different ages and can offer older crèche children some specific bible and craft activities.
For all key stage 1 Children, Bearcubs provides a lively and interactive session using Scripture Union Sunday School material to teach stories from the Bible and help children understand the Christian faith.
JAM (Jesus and Me)
For all key stage 2 children. JAM builds on the teaching from Bearcubs using Bible-teaching material from the Good Book Company. It offers a mix of games, bible reading and discussion to help this group understand and grow in the Christian faith.
The Kitchen Group
For all key stage 3 children. The Kitchen Group provides a discussion space on a Sunday morning for 11-14 year olds to question and find out more and help them grow as young Christians.
N.B. Please note groups run throughout the year apart from summer holidays, when alternative provision is made.
Other groups for children and young people
Taking place on Tuesday mornings in school term time at 10am at Bearfield Church. Bearcubs Sing-Along is an opportunity for parents and carers to bring their child along to the church, meet others and enjoy a time of singing a variety of songs.
Little Fishes has been serving the Bradford on Avon community for over 20 years! It takes place every Friday in school term times from 10 -11.30am at Bradford on Avon Community Centre. The session provides a great place for pre-school children to meet other children, have fun and enjoy all sorts of great activities. To help cover running costs there is a fee of £2 per child per session.
TGI is our social group for teenagers connected with Bearfield Church. It runs every Friday evening from 7.30pm, during school term time. The programme varies and so for more information do get in touch. Activities include, bowling, games nights, cinema trips and more besides. To find out more click here.
Messy Church and Family Services
Bearfield Church holds all-age orientated services. We currently run regular Messy Church and Family Services. For more information on dates and details about either of these gatherings please click here speak to David Jewell our pastor.
For more information about anything not covered here, to do with Sunday School, in the first instance please contact our secretary via the contact page.
In addition to these activities we also deliver other occasional activities which include our Harvest crafts, a nativity play, trips out and other ad hoc events. Keep an eye on ‘Upcoming Events‘ for further details.
For further information about our child protection policy do click here to download our child protection leaflet. Also all leaders and helpers have passed DBS checks and that the church has an up-to-date safeguarding policy.