CHILDREN'S EVENTS

With a fantastic leadership team and whole army of volunteers we are able to run some great events throughout the year. For primary school age children we have holiday clubs, one off party nights, whole church picnics and games on the stray to name a few. For our youth groups we go to festivals, have weekends away, party nights, pizza and games evenings and cinema nights. Find out more about youth events by clicking here

NEXT EVENT - COMING SOON!

Our next event for primary aged children takes place on Saturday 29th October 5:30pm – 7:30pm at St Mark’s. Registration is now open.

Download a registration form now

To secure your place hand your completed form to the office by 16th October.

Shine Your Light

Shine your Light is a celebration party. Come and enjoy a fun filled evening, packed with games and music, food and fun! We will be focusing on the LIGHT being stronger than the darkness.  We need adults and young leaders to help with preparations before the event and to bake. We also need volunteers to help on the evening to be with the children or to help with an activity. This is a one-off chance to get involved, to be part of a great team and to share in creating a fantastic event for the children in our church. Please help if you can. 

For more information contact:

Karen Allen – Children’s Events co-ordinator childrensevents@smch.org.uk
Dan Watts – Associate Minister daniel.watts11@me.com

We encourage you to meet our leaders who will be happy to answer any questions you may have.  


  1. Parent FAQ

     This section is coming soon

  2. Registration

    All children are required to register to secure a place. Details of how to register will be listed under each event.

  3. Safeguarding & Child Protection

    The nature of this ministry means Children’s leaders and helpers should develop strong and trusted relationships with the children. As a result of this trust all leaders and helpers may be seen as confidants by the children. Children may want to share with these people details of their life. It is important that all leaders and helpers know, understand and follow the parish policies relating to child protection and safeguarding. These can be obtained from the Church website or from the church office.

    This church recognises and values children and young people (anyone under the age of 18) as equal partners in the life and ministry of the church, and desires to encourage them to explore, discover and grow as disciples. The Parochial Church Council (PCC) takes seriously its obligations and responsibilities to protect and safeguard the welfare of any child or young person (i.e. under the age of 18 years) entrusted to the church’s care.

    Therefore in the church’s provision and ministry, the PCC 

    Will ensure that both employed and volunteer children’s and youth workers and all other persons working within the church who may have contact with children or young people through this work are properly and appropriately selected and appointed as set out in the Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales Safeguarding policy.

    Will actively seek to protect and safeguard the physical, emotional and spiritual welfare of children and young people while in the care of the church.

    Accepts responsibility for the activities of the children’s and youth groups operating under its auspices.

    Leaders and helpers should all know, understand and follow the parish policies relating to child protection and safeguarding. These are available from the Office or on the church website.

    Will have clear procedures for responding to suspicions or allegations about abuse, or inappropriate behaviours towards children and young people by any member of the church, and procedures for working with known offenders attending the church.

    Using the cause for concern form available from the Church Office or church website to report any safeguarding concerns relating to children. (see example overleaf)

    Will require all leaders and helpers to operate within its guidelines.

    Attending safeguarding training at church at least every 5 years

    Will ensure that children’s/youth workers and volunteers are given adequate support and training.

    Will annually appoint a Parish Child Protection Representative.

    Will annually review the Parish Safeguarding Policy and procedures.

    Will maintain appropriate Third Party Liability insurance for the church work among children and young people.

CHILDREN'S CONTACT

Minister for Youth & Families –
Dan Watts 
click here to email Dan.

Children’s Events Co-ordinator 
Karen Allen click here to email Karen

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