We love having lots of children at Christ Church Liverpool and we aim to include them in the life of the church as much as possible.
In our Sunday morning meetings children start off with the rest of the church family, before the 0 – 14 year olds can go out to groups especially for them.
We run groups for them during our Sunday meetings, have a Stay and Play group on Fridays, as well as occasional other activities throughout the year. Keep an eye on the latest banners on the home page to see what is coming up.
On a usual Sunday morning the children will start with their family and the rest of the church in the main meeting. In this meeting there will be a section particularly for the children with a short talk and a song. All the children from 0 – 14 can then go out to their age-specific groups part way through the meeting.
These groups usually follow the same programmes as the adult teaching and aim to teach the Good News about Jesus in a way that is fun, understandable and engaging.
All of our groups are staffed by our DBS checked leaders, and they would love for your child to come along and join the fun! We have registration forms to make sure we have any necessary information and emergency contact details, and then you can leave them to have a great time in their group while you can enjoy the main meeting.
Christ Church Babies (0 – 2 years)
We run a staffed crèche where you can leave your little ones to play under the careful supervision of our leaders.
If you don’t want to leave your child, we also have a travel cot and play mat in the canteen where you can watch over them. This area has a speaker so that you can still hear what’s going on in the meeting.
Christ Church Tots (2 – 4 years)
The January, May or September after your child turns two they will move up to Tots! In Tots your child will get a drink of water or squash and a snack of raisins or other fruit, as well as a Bible lesson packed full of games, craft and fun!
Christ Church Mini-Kids (4-7 years)
In the September when your child starts Reception in school, they will move up to Mini-Kids at Christ Church. In Mini-Kids they will get to learn from the Bible in fun, age-appropriate ways including crafts, games, stories and other activities.
Christ Church Kids (7-11 years)
When they start children move up to Christ Church Kids. Here, our children are encouraged to think more thoroughly about the Bible and what it means for them. This is done through great interactive teaching, drama, fun activities and discussion.
yConnect (11-14 years)
For children who have started secondary school our yConnect group runs on two out of every three sundays, here they will have the chance to dig deeper into what christainity means for them, and ask any questions that they like.
City Tots – Fridays, 10am-12noon
City Tots is a stay and play group for 0-5s. Parents, carers, childminders and grandparents are all welcome to bring children along to have a great time playing, while they enjoy a cup of tea and some chat for themselves!
The café room at the Christ Church Centre is an ideal location for children to play, and we have a wide variety of toys. There are specific areas that are safe for babies, with soft mats and cushions. At 10.30am we sit down together for toast (for adults and children!), and follow that with a singing time. Craft activities are on offer for older children, and we love to sing happy birthday if it’s someone’s special day!
Coming along to City Tots is a great way to meet people, and to have a fun morning out with your little one. There is disabled access and a baby changing room available.
We take Child Protection seriously at Christ Church. In partnership with parents and guardians, we endeavour to do all we can to ensure the welfare of the children who come through our doors.
Our designated Child Protection Officer is Dr Chris Gregory. All of our children’s work leaders have undergone Enhanced Disclosures from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly the Criminal Records Bureau) and receive regular Child Protection training.
We also have a full Child Protection Policy and a Leaders statement which is available on request at the church office, along with a document of the particular responsibilities of our Children’s work Leaders which you can view here:
Below are some useful Child Protection Links: