“We will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done.”
- Psalm 78:4
At Redeemer we have around 50 children and young people who are part of our church family. As a church we are excited to tell our children about how good God is and what he has done, and to help them consider what difference that makes to them in their everyday lives.
Everybody remains in the first part of the morning service as we worship together as a whole church family, although creche facilities are available for use on a self-serve basis if needed. After about half an hour, the service leader will indicate that it is time for the children to leave for their groups; this normally applies to all children in school year 6 and below.
In their different groups, the children are taught the Bible in an age-appropriate way through story-telling, craft, games, discussions and prayer times.
Redeemer Church is a ministry of Cornerstone Church (www.cornerstonechurch.org.uk), and our older children and youth are invited to join together with those from Cornerstone Church at their building on Castle Boulevard on Friday evenings. Children are encouraged to bring along school friends, neighbours, and anyone else in the age group who might like to join in the fun!
All those who look after children at Redeemer have completed DBS checks and adhere to our safeguarding policy.
Redeemer Tots & Creche
Babies under the age of one are looked after in our ‘baby creche’ room. We have playmats, bouncer chairs and toys. You are welcome to leave your baby with us, and we will come and get you from the main service if your child becomes distressed. You are also welcome to come and sit in the baby creche to feed your baby if you prefer not to do this in the main service.
Children join the Redeemer Tots group once they turn one, and remain in the group until they start school.
We have two groups for primary school aged children: our lower primary group is for children in Reception to school year 2; our upper primary group is for children in school years 3-6.
Both of these groups will include time for drinks and biscuits, a Bible story, games, and usually a craft and/or prayer activity. We love to help the children to grow in their understanding of who God is and what he is like, and to do this we follow a syllabus that takes us through both Old Testament and New Testament stories.
We are excited to welcome young people of secondary school age to Redeemer, and to consider together how we can help them to develop their own personal relationship with God.
Our young people (yrs7-10) meet together every other Sunday. On the occasions they remain in the main service they are given a booklet with questions and space for doodling to help them to engage with the sermon and to identify the main messages and how this might apply to their own situation.