- The Rectory
- The Street, Barham
- CT4 6PA
We feel it is important that children and young people feel a part of the church today, and we cater for them in many ways.
Many services try to be 'family friendly' and include young people playing an active part, and we value their contribution to discussion and prayer, and believe that we can often learn from them.
'Messy Church' is also a good opportunity for all ages to learn, worship and enjoy time together.
Children and young people also need age-appropriate opportunities to learn and enjoy their faith together, so we have a number of opportunities for them.
In Barham church, during the main services on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month in term time, the children slip out into the vestry at the end of the first hymn, and rejoin us later in the service.
Aimed at those in school years 5–9, this group meets at 9.15 am on the 4th Sunday of the month in term time. They meet in Barham Rectory, and then join the church service towards the end.
Specifically for children in school years 5 and 6, we meet in Barham CEP School at 6.30 pm on the 2nd Friday of each month during term time. A lively time that also includes some serious thought.
Once young people move up into secondary school, many of them start coming to this meeting at 6.30 pm on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month during term time. Run by young people for young people.
During the February half term and the August holidays, we normally run a few mornings of Kings Club - a lively mix of games, craft, drama, singing and worship. The next will be on Tuesday 30th August to Friday 2nd September, 10.00 am to 12 noon, in Barham church.
Feel free to email for more information on any of these.
We would appreciate more helpers for some of these, but in line with our Safeguarding Policy, all leaders and helpers have to complete an application form and submit their details to the Disclosure & Barring Service.