Children and Youth Work
At Bearfield Church we think children and young people 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. Please find information our provision for children and young people below.
Bearcubs and Lighthouses
Bearcubs is for all children pre-school and Light houses is for KS1 to year 3. Bearcubs and Lighthouses are largely combined, however there is the option to split on weeks where this best suits the children present.
There are toys out if the younger ones need them. The sessions are lively and interactive, often with craft, using Urban Saints material to teach stories from the Bible and help children understand the Christian faith.
JAM (Jesus and Me) is for years 4 -6.
They also use Urban Saints material with a mixture of games, bible reading and discussion to help this group understand and grow in the Christian faith.
Due to lock-down TGI and JAM are online on a Sunday morning
TGI is for the young people in secondary school. They have a slightly more separate space that they have decorated to be their own.
Under the guidance of Bex our youth worker they also use Urban Saints material to explore the bible. There is the space to split TGI at times providing a separate group for the older youth.
Due to lock-down there is currently no mid-week groups
Bearcubs Toddler Group
After serving the Bradford on Avon community for over 20 years, Little Fishes Parent and Toddler Group has stopped!
Instead Bearcubs Toddler Group will be starting in the near future, up at Bearfield Church. It will offer a time for fun with crafts and music. Due to space there is a limit on the number of families that can be there any one week.
Friday nights is a social time for our young people. Along with Bex, Fran and Jez, they enjoyed lots of fun and exciting activities, from building rafts, to movie nights, community projects, games evenings, murder mystery evenings and the occasional bonfire night.
It is a great space for the young people to be themselves and share.