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Children & Youth

At CCB we desire that all children have the ability to hear about Jesus and the opportunity to put their trust in him.  To that end we offer a variety of activities both midweek and on Sundays.

Midweek Activities

Balham Boppers

  • Fridays, 10-11am
  • Balham Scout Centre

Balham Boppers is a group for parents to come with babies, toddlers and preschool children to bop, bounce, sing and listen to stories. Children’s snacks, tea, coffee and cake are provided. Please note, in order for us to encourage consistent friendships this is not a ‘drop in’ group – families sign up for a 12 week term for £30. If you are interested in joining, please get in touch.

  • Two Fridays per month, 6:30pm-8:30pm
  • Chestnut Grove Academy

Dangerous Club is a youth group run by CCB for kids in school years 3 to 6. With a wide range of “dangerous” activities (conducted in a safe environment) Dangerous Club combines fun and games with a chance to hear from God’s word in the Bible. Previous Dangerous Clubs have featured controlled explosions, microwave baking, snowball fights and even fireballs! With a high ratio of adults to children, we ensure that everyone leaves with amazing stories and a huge smile!

SUNDAY Activities

All are welcome at our Sunday morning meeting. We always begin our gatherings with everyone together, and early on in the service there is usually a short talk particularly suited to our children. Shortly after this, they are invited to join one of the following clubs, depending upon their school year:

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Creche

  • Babies

A well equipped crèche runs for children under two. Those bringing young children to church are encouraged to drop them off in the creche at the same time as the younger children leave for Christ Church Kids (about 15 minutes into the service).

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Twos & Threes

  • Pre-school

This bridges the gap between crèche and Christ Church Kids. The teaching, songs and games are designed to convey simple truths about Jesus to the younger children.

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Sunday school

  • Reception to Year 6

Christ Church Kids is about having great fun as we introduce the kids to Jesus from the Bible. Sessions include games, arts and crafts, quizzes and songs related to the theme or the Bible passage being taught. The group typically splits into age groups for some of the activities. Most weeks the kids will bring home a piece of artwork or a worksheet that provides an opportunity for the parents to talk with their children about what they’ve been learning.

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Ignite

  • Years 7-9

Ignite is our group for years 7 to 9. We recognise that this is a crucial time in a person’s life as they think through what they actually believe, so we want to help our youth think through the basics of Christianity and what it means for them. It runs each Sunday, covering the same Bible passage as the parents will hear taught in church.

Safeguarding

We take issues of child protection very seriously at CCB. All our clubs and activities are overseen by people who have been fully safeguarding trained and DBS checked. Follow these links to see a copy of our safeguarding and privacy policies.

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