CHYPS (Children and Young People)

CHYPS is for young people

CHildren and Young People on Sunday is part of our morning service

Advent 2023

Sunday 3rd Dec – preparation for Nativity on 17th Dec
Sunday 10th Dec – CHYPS as usual
Sunday 17th Dec – Nativity Service (all age) with Revd Andrew deVille
Saturday 23rd Dec – Christingle 4pm
Sunday 24thDec – No CHYPS
Christmas Day 25th Dec –  family service 10 am, no CHYPS
Sunday 31st Dec – no CHYPS

Unless the service is All Age (usually the third Sunday of the month) or a communion service, the children stay in the morning service for  about 15 minutes, and then leave for their own activities in the hall with our volunteer leaders.

If it’s a communion service, then the children gather in the church but leave at the start of the service, and return in time for communion. (All are welcome to communion, including children).

CHYPS is for children 3 and over, who are happy to be left with our volunteer leaders. If you have younger children, you are welcome to use our children’s area in the Sanctuary with books and quiet toys.

During 2023, we have been linking CHYPS activities with what is going on in our main services. We have talked about Covenant promises, Baptism, belonging to a church and Communion (including making real bread!). Alongside Harvest and Creationtide celebrations in the church we have been talking about creation.

You might also be interested in Mixed Blessings, a service for children of all ages and their families, which happens on the afternoon of the second Sunday of each month. See the Worship page for the next date.