Children’s work at Riverside is coordinated by Anne Roche and Kirsty McLachlan who between them have many years’ experience working with children and overseeing children’s work. Our desire is to provide a safe, well-equipped and caring environment in which to bring our children up in the knowledge of the word of God and of the living love of Christ in their lives.
On Sunday mornings Children’s Church meets during the 9.30am service, with children leaving the main service after about 15 minutes to follow an exciting programme of activities in their groups. Our children’s groups are led by fully trained children’s workers and we operate a strict child protection policy in all aspects of children’s work at the church.
- crawlers: 0-1 yrs
- toddlers: 1-2 yrs
- tumblers: 2-3 yrs
- scramblers: nursery year at school
- joggers: reception year at school
- climbers: infant school yrs 1-2
- explorers: junior school yrs 3-4
- fire tribe: junior school yrs 5-6
- trekkers: for children with special needs
Once a month there are Family Services, from 9.30 – 10.30, where the majority of the children stay with their families for the whole service (groups are still provided for ages 0-3).
During the week there are children’s small groups for ages 9 – 11 years which meet early on a midweek evening. The aim of these groups is to help the children understand more about their faith, and give them a good foundation in their relationship with God before they move into the challenging environment of secondary school.