Christ Church Sandown
We see children and young people as an integral part of the church family and do all we can to ensure they feel fully a part of and contribute to what is going on. It is a lovely to see young people growing in their understanding of the Christian faith and growing in their relationship with God. At Christ Church we endeavour to ensure that our young people (and vulnerable adults) are free to be themselves within a family friendly church environment which is safe. As part of this the church has put safeguarding policies in place. Please see the separate safeguarding section for more details.
Currently the main children and young people's Christian based activities take place on Sunday mornings and Saturday evenings.
Pre-school: A table with crayons, paper and books is located in the church and we don't mind if this creates noisy excitement! Although you will need to supervise your little one, you are free to go into the hall and join the Sunday children's group as you and your child prefer.
Primary school: The theme for the day is tailored so that the activities followed are suitable to the age of the children present. Our leaders try and ensure that the sessions are all stimulating and relevant to the children of all ages. On the first Sunday of each month and from time to time, mainly during the summer holidays, the children and young people stay in the service but when they do, we try to ensure that the service is family friendly.
Secondary school: We are starting an After Youth Alpha group on certain Saturday evenings from 6.30pm to 8pm. We are also looking into starting a separate group for young people on Sunday mornings. In the meantime young people are free to go into the hall and join the Sunday children's group.