Church of England Diocese of Guildford Merrow

Families and Young People

Whilst we are unable to meet and gather together for all our regular children, families and youth focused sessions and groups join us online! 

Join our Youth and Children's Worker, Hannah, on Sunday's at 12pm (midday) on Facebook live for Children's Corner. Together we explore the theme of the day, do an activity or game and share ideas for being creative at home. You may even see some of Hannah's funny friends. 

Join Hannah and Rev. Rona on Monday mornings at 10am over on Facebook for our Toddler Time where we sing together and hear a story. Sometimes we enjoy a craft or a game together. (The attached video is one of these Toddler Time sessions)

Hannah and Rev. Rona have been busy doing assemblies for school including the Pause and Wonder series which may help incorporate a time of reflection into your home schooling timetable. They can be found on our special Collective Worship playlist on YouTube here.

All our Facebook videos stay on Facebook for you to watch at your leisure and we now have a playlist on YouTube with all of these videos together called Children's Corner. Explore those videos here.

Spokes - for young teens:
Spokes Group meets every other week on a Sunday, 6-7.30pm for food, fun and fellowship! Please let Hannah know if you would like more information about when this group will restart and the planned activities.

Baby and Toddler Group: 
Parenting and caring for children can be one of the most rewarding joys of life, but it can also be lonely, stressful and tiring. Sometimes it helps to spend time with people who understand how you’re feeling because they are going through a similar experience.
This welcoming group meets every Monday at 10am in St John's church. Please contact Hannah for more information of when the group will be re-starting in person, and for other events which you may enjoy - such as Bumps and Babes* walks or activity trails for the whole family. 

*Bumps and Babes:
Calling all parents to be and parents of those with little babies (non movers) we know this time has been tough. We know that gathering together, chatting and sharing helps so we can't wait to welcome you through the doors once again for Bumps and Babes.
Wednesdays in Term Time, 11am in St. John's Church Centre (Please access by the SIDE DOOR (Fire Exit))
Bring your drink, toys for your little one and join us for a safe space to share the highs and lows of parenting during a pandemic. We will be following the guidelines created to keep us all safe and so we ask you to book in using the form below as numbers are limited each week.