St Guthlac's Young Explorers provides activities for children during the 10am Service on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd (and 5th when this occurs) Sunday of the month. Following their activities they join the rest of the congregation for the climax of the Service.
On the 4th Sunday there is an All Age Eucharist which all children attend. Occasionally, to suit the Church's Calendar the week of the All Age Eucharist is changed ~ so please check What's On
Guthlac's Young Explorers
Guthlac's Young Explorers offers children christian teaching with enthusiasm, through fun activities and craft work. The Group meets in the Green School opposite the church at 9.50am, and are welcomed by the priest when they enter the church.
Each Good Friday a craft workshop is held and an annual New Year party is enjoyed by the children. They also take part in presentations in church services throughout the year. The group has displayed their work at the Deepings Show for the last few years.
Children between the ages of 3 and 10 years are all welcome to attend after which they move up to join the Vestry Group which meets in church.
Pram and Buggy
The Pram and Buggy group has had to be put on hold due to low numbers. It used to meet at the church on the first and third Thursday of each month at 2:00pm and was aimed at pre-school children. However, if there was sufficient interest, the volunteers are ready and waiting to run this group again. So if you're interested, and especially if you also know others who might join you, please don't hesitate to make contact. You can contact the organiser by clicking here.
After the age of 10, our church children attend the Vestry Group which starts just after the beginning of the service and ends in time to rejoin the congregation before Communion. Each week we do a variety of stories and activities suitable for older children and younger teenagers.
St Guthlac's Junior Youth Club
Like the Pram and Buggy, the Youth Club has had to be put on hold as we're having a period of low numbers at the moment. This always goes in cycles and when we have sufficient interest again, we shall be restarting this group. If you wish to register your interest, you can contact the organiser by clicking here.
When the Club is running, we meet every Tuesday during term time at the Green School between 6.15pm and 7.15pm. Anyone between ages 6 and 11 can join.
Here is a sample of last year's Junior Youth Club activities:
We made lots of things - the sweets were very tasty and the model we made of a castle won first prize and cup at the Deepings Show. We also made pizzas, mince meat and had a trip to the Hills and Holes.
We played lots of games as well. "Mrs Brown's shopping basket" is a real favourite, and we all enjoy going outside to play at the swings via the chip shop.
We always do something different on special occasions. On Remembrance Day we made poppies, at Christmas we had a party, on Shrove Tuesday we ate pancakes and for Mothering Sunday we made sweets.
To find out more or join
To find out more about any of these activities, or if you are interested in joining any of the groups, please contact our administrator Janet Low at 07790 969438 or by using the email and she will put you in touch with the relevant leader.