Children are particularly welcome at Willingham Baptist Church and are an important part of our church community. We provide a Sunday Club for children aged 0-11 on Sunday mornings during the 10.30am church service. The children are with the adults in the service for 10-20 minutes, sharing a time of worship together, before departing for their own activities. We begin altogether for a time of fellowship, sharing a snack and celebrating birthdays before splitting into JAM (Jesus and me) for 0-4s and JIGSAW (Jesus is Great, Super, Awesome, Wonderful) for 5-11s. Each group has a short time of singing and prayer, followed by a Bible story and discussion, before coming back together for a free response time during which time the children play and have lots of craft choices. Our programme is based on Godly Play, a variation of the Montessori tradition of religious education. You can find out more about the Godly Play approach to nurturing spirituality at the Godly Play website
On the 3rd Sunday of the month everyone stays in church for our Altogether service.
All our helpers are checked with the Disclosure and Barring service and we operate a Child Protection Policy.