Children at St Pauls

During the Purposeful Pause (see ‘home page’) we are merging Sparklers (Reception to Year 2) and Spotlight (Year 3 to year 6) groups to form “Spark-light”. This will cater for the age group Reception to end of school Year 6. They will stay in the main meeting for the first half of the morning and then go to their group during the sermon and prayers. They will return after the prayers, except All Age service where there will be a creche only.

Laser (secondary school age) – will not meet during the Purposeful Pause
Creche will continue
Lighthouse – is having a break until after Easter


Bringing small children to church need not be a stressful experience.  Don’t worry if your children make a noise or want to run around. If they need to let off steam you can use the crèche.  There are also toys and books in the children’s corner at the back of the church.  The crèche is staffed by at least two helpers and meets next to the church hall while the older children have their teaching groups.  You are welcome to stay with your child or leave them to play while you return to the service.  We will call you immediately if your child is unhappy.

You can meet the crèche helpers in the children’s corner when you arrive.  Please let us know if you need any help during the service.  There are nappy changing facilities in the disabled toilet in the church hall and children’s drinks are served in the children’s corner straight after the service.


Children can join Sparklers when they turn three years old and stay with us until they finish year 1 at school.


Spotlight meets during the morning service at Warwick Road each week except the first Sunday of each month (when there is an all-age service) and is for Children from Year 2 to year 6. The children participate in the main service for 15-20 minutes then go down to the hall for Spotlight. Activities include; exploring the Bible together games crafts dramas and quizzes. More details from Jeannette.


LIGHTHOUSE is our after school club, meeting at Prescott Avenue on Thursday afternoons. More details from Jeannette.