We are fortunate to have a thriving children and young people’s work at St Andrew’s and All Saints and children and young people are a key priority for us.
Helen Attree is our Children and Families Ministry Leader who oversees our toddlers groups, children’s ministry with primary children and links with primary schools. She also co-leads Messy Church and organises our annual Holiday Club.
Mike ‘Eddy’ Edwards is our new Youth Ministry Leader and he oversees all our work with youth and young adults, supports work in secondary schools and leads the ‘Youth Church’ team. Currently because of COVID we are having to run a different programme than normal and our current youth activities can be found here: Current Youth Activities during COVID pandemic.
Alongside Helen and Eddy we have a fantastic team of volunteers working with children and youth in our churches and community. All of our leaders and helpers have been DBS checked and have received safeguarding training.
We are committed to not just teaching our young people faith, but equipping them to be able to live out their faith in their schools and homes, and training them up to be leaders of today and not just tomorrow. We are keen to give them responsibility and opportunities to allow them to minister to others from an early age and the Young Leaders programme at our Holiday Club is a great example of this.
All our children and young people’s work take in place in safe and secure environments with full safeguarding procedures in place.