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The United Benefice of Withington, Sevenhampton with Charlton Abbots, Hawling, Whittington, Dowdeswell and Andoversford, Shipton and Cold Salperton

Children and Young People


Covid-19 - Please note that the groups below are not meeting at the moment, we do have a children's mailing list and send out regular activities via email. If you wish to go on the list please let us know.

Jesus said “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”  (Mark 10:14)


Working with children and young people is a hugely important part of the ministry of the Coln River Group of Parishes.  We believe that this is not just an “add-on” to our other work but is central to everything that we do.


Parents and young children are encouraged to come to any service and most of our churches have a space set aside for children.  The regular family or all-age services in each parish and the monthly breakfast service, “Explore”, are of a less formal nature and are particularly suitable for the younger members of our community.


These are the groups that usually meet to provide for the specific needs of various age-groups:-


Toddler Play and Praise

Every Monday Morning - except school holidays and Bank holidays.
10.30am - noon. For 0 - 4 year olds at The Community Church, Andoversford.

A time for play, refreshments, chat, with a Bible Story, songs and a craft activity. All are welcome. £1 per family. For more details ring 01242 820404
or just turn up.

Sunday Club
The Sunday Club is a fun group for primary school aged children. They meet at the Community Church on the first Sunday of the month from 3.30 - 4.10pm. They generally have a bible story, activity and snack time. For more details contact Pippa on 820258.

Messy Church

Come and join us in Withington Village Hall, in a relaxed atmosphere, 

anytime from 3.30pm - 5.30pm.

See the News and Events page for details of the next Messy Church - we would love to see you there.

CRG Youth Group

Please contact us for more information

What's on for children and young people