Children play a hugely important part in the life of our church. In all of our children’s activities, we want to nurture children in a life of faith by growing their confidence in prayer, bible reading, worship and helping them to learn what it means to follow Jesus in a way that is relevant. We’re delighted to have a Minister for Children, Youth, and Families, Rev. Elliot Swattridge who oversees this ministry.

Jo Lines is our Young Families Ministry Coordinator – her job is to get to know the young families in our community through church services, creche, Toddlers, Saturdads, Bumps and Babies and Messy Church.  She also runs parenting courses, meets with baptism families and helps with Mums’ Breakfasts.  If you are a young family, then Jo would like to meet you and help you get plugged in to life at Emmanuel.

Children and families can get involved in a huge range of activities throughout the week, and there are groups for all sorts of ages.