Children & Youth
Our aim is to see young lives transformed by Jesus, alongside parents, as we share the gospel and our lives
As a church family in support of parents, we love sharing with the next generation the Good News of Jesus Christ, praying that children and young people would grow up to be mature disciples, equipped to love and serve Jesus in all they do. What a great task!
Whether you have been here for many years or you are new and finding out more, you and your children are welcome here. At HTW, families work is at the heart of who we are, from Sunday mornings to holiday clubs, to reading the Bible in small groups, there is lots for you and your children to participate in and be a part of. The team involved in this work are brilliant, dedicated, DBS-checked and trained in safeguarding.
Here you will see a small window into what we are doing. On behalf of all the team, we can’t wait to see you soon.
We have groups for all ages 0-13 during the services. As a church family we gather together at the start of each service and then the children and young people leave to join their groups to learn about God from the Bible in an age-appropriate, engaging, and fun way through teaching, games, activities, crafts, singing and prayer.
The groups run every Sunday during term time. On the first Sunday of the month we gather altogether for an all-age service where the children and adults join together for the whole service.
Mini-Roots & Creche
Mini-Roots is our group for pre-school children at the 9:15am service. At Mini-Roots parents can either stay with their child during the session, or if they would like to, leave them with our wonderful team and go into the service. The children (and adults) have a brilliant time as they learn from the Bible through stories, song and play. At the 11am service, we do not currently have a leader led group, but families with babies and pre-schoolers can enjoy a quiet space, with toys and crafts, whilst being able to watch the live-stream on screen in the room.
Roots Youth is for young people in year groups 6-8. Some of our young people come along with their families and some come along on a Sunday by themselves. Here we dig into God’s word, enjoying discussion, talks, challenges and games.
As children and young people grow up we see the value of helping them to build strong relationships and friendships whilst growing in their understanding of Jesus and how to live for Him. We also think the opportunity for parents and families to have support and build friendships and support networks is so important. Church is a wonderful place for all of these to happen.
A fun group for babies, toddlers and their families with games, singing and Bible stories. We run weekly, and there is a small charge each week. It is a great opportunity for families to support and encourage one another and for babies and toddlers to enjoy activities and engage with one another.
You will need to book your ticket to come along. Tickets go live at midday on Thursdays. Sign up on the Calendar page.
Dangerous Club is a monthly club for children in year groups 3-6. We have a lot of fun, with games and challenges that are safe but exciting and different from your normal group as we learn more about Jesus together.
Roots Youth Club
A fun and energy-filled hour! We have a great group coming along each week. We usually start with toast, catching up and then spend some time engaging with the Bible and what it looks like to follow Jesus with chance to discuss and ask questions. A game or challenge is normally thrown in for good measure.
What to look out for…
Holiday Bible Club
Each year we want to encourage our kids at church and those in our town with the Good News of Jesus. We usually have a wacky theme – in 2020 we were Secret Agents (online), in 2021 we were Underwater Explorers and last year Wild West Adventurers. Each week is full of fun, games, challenges, epic crafts and snacks as we learn about Jesus Christ from the Bible.
Save The Date | Summer Holiday 2023
Summer Holiday Club | Tuesday 22nd – Friday 25th August
Booking will open after Easter Holidays…
Residentials and Camps
Last year we enjoyed a youth summer camp with St Patrick’s Church, Wallington to the Keswick Convention. As part of our youth ministry we want to be able to offer yearly residential breaks, whether that is a weekend away, or a week at Keswick.
This year we hope to offer a residential weekend away in the summer holidays. Keep an eye out for dates coming up.
Dates coming soon…
Forms | Safeguarding | Resources
At Holy Trinity Wallington we take the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults very seriously. We are committed to safeguarding children, young people, victims/perpetrators of domestic abuse and vulnerable adults.
The PCC has adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding which may be found on the Church of England’s website:
All of our volunteers working with children and vulnerable adults have a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS) and we seek to follow our safeguarding policy.