Church of England Diocese of Manchester St. Andrew, Droylsden

Children and Young People

There are various ways that children and young people can get involved in our church and community.

Our Services:

The first Sunday of the month has an All Age  Communion Service at 9.15am and we like our children and young people to take part in that service.  The third Sunday of the month is usually a Parade Service at 9.15am and is also an All Age service.

Church Lads and Church Girls Brigade

Church Lads and Church Girls Brigade meet every Tuesday evening during term time for a range of activities.  Boys and girls are welcome to join.  There are four different age groups:  Martins (5-7 years) and Y Team (7 -10 years) who meet from 6.30 - 8.00pm and JTC (10-13 years) and Seniors (13 - 21 years) who meet from 7.00pm - 9.00pm.  The Brigade take part in our monthly Parade Services, usually on the third Sunday of the month.    Brigade activities include fun, faith & fellowship, games & play, sports, earning badges, playing in the band and the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.

The weekly subscription cost for Martins, Y Team & JTC is £1.00 and Seniors is £1.50. There is an annual membership fee  of £15.00.  

Sunshine Pre-school:

Sunshine Pre-school is based at the Church of the Epiphany and is open for ages 2 – 5 Years.  Each session is 3 hours long from 8.30am to 11.30 am and 11.30 am to 2.30pm. 2 sessions can be used in one day – 8.30am to 2.30pm. Funding for 2 year olds, free entitlement for 3 year olds and 30 hours free childcare available.   Dancing and sports sessions throughout the week with ‘Little Sports Coaching’.

The Pre-school is Ofsted graded GOOD:  ‘Children thoroughly enjoy their time in this vibrant Pre-school. They make good progress in their learning and gain the skills they need to be ready for school’. (Ofsted 2018)

Our vicar and curate regularly take assemblies for the children and services at Harvest, Christmas and Easter.  Our vicar and other church members are trustees of the Preschool.

For more information, contact Rachel Hemsworth,  email: [email protected]

Kool Kids Mums and Tots

This play group meets at Church of the Epiphany on Tuesdays and Fridays (except during August) from 12.30 - 2.30pm.  For more information, drop into church while it's on.