Sunday ChurchDuring the Sunday Morning Worship Services our Church welcomes young people to either remain in the service throughout or for the younger one's to take advantage of the opportunity to play freely and enjoy our creche where, for the children and their parents/carers the service can be heard through the church sound system.
Resources are available within the church for young people to use whilst remaining within the church service supervised by their parents/carers.
For Family Services and Parade Services, the Junior & Youth Church members usually remain in the service and often are involved during the service.
Three Messy Churches are established locally, one in
Matlock, one in Tansley and another in Darley Dale. Messy
Church provides a fun and engaging opportunity for children
and their parents to explore the gospel message through
creativity and celebration.
Students at Highfields are encouraged in their faith both
individually and corporately to grow in life and to understand
and appreciate God's New Testament through games, craft
activities and Bible studies.
Through active assemblies within primary and infant schools
including All Saints, Castle View, Cromford and Holy Trinity,
Christian volunteers are having lots of laughs and lots of fun
by dressing up and delivering a wide range of Bible stories
interactively with the children using props and costumes.
Extension of the Open the Book assemblies are planned in both
St Giles and Tansley primary schools.
During school holidays our Circuit Youth Worker and a team of experienced volunteers provide a themed holiday club of activities for young people to explore Christianity through interactive drama, stories, dance, music and crafts.
We have provided links to just a few of them and hope that you enjoy visiting them.
Please click on the links below:
The Circuit Youth Group is an informal meeting opportunity with occasional arranged activities that meets once each week, usually in group members or Church members homes.
The meeting is usually on a Sunday evening every week in
term time with other events arranged from time to time.
Church & Circuit Groups
These activities and groups are an important part of the community support that Christians in our Church provide and the opportunity for fellowship and friendship to offer a Christian love is wonderful to witness.
Our own uniformed groups, Girls Brigade and Boys Brigade, provide a regular chance for youngsters to not only enjoy themselves and learn or develop new skills but to have the opportunity to learn of Jesus and explore their own faith and relationship with God.
The Brigade companies that are based at our Church are the 2nd Matlock Girls' Brigade and the 1st Matlock Boys' Brigade.
Our volunteers who work with young people are all required to
provide disclosure information and ensure that one-to-one
encounters between volunteers and those in their care are
completely avoided at all times.
We seek to safeguard people of all ages and therefore it is the responsibility of each of us to protect children and young people especially, from any form of physical, sexual or emotional harm.
Where activities are organised by this Church for children and young people the organisers must seek to provide a safe environment, suitable for the activities planned.
Non Church related groups/organisations who wish to use the Church premises will be advised of the policy statement, which is in line with the Home Office Code of Practice for the "Safeguarding of children & young people in voluntary organisations".
The organisers of all such groups
will be expected to make every effort to follow the associated