We will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done. Psalm 78:4
Cornerstone has an extensive ministry to children with many under 11s involved in Sunday and midweek groups. It is our aspiration that every child within a group at Cornerstone will feel safe, known and cared for as we strive to teach the bible in an interesting and age appropriate way.
We have a purpose built crèche facility at Cornerstone which provides care for 0-3 year-olds in a safe, loving and fun environment. The crèche is open from 10.20am until the end of the service and is staffed by a team of very committed volunteers who are recognisable by their green t-shirts!
On the second Sunday of each month we have a special time of praise for children aged 3-7 and their parents. It is a great time of interacting with each other and encouraging children to praise God in their own unique way.
On the first Sunday of each month children aged 5-11 are invited to participate in Children's Praise, an age-appropriate praise service for children. This is an alternative to the main-service and runs from 10.30am until approximately 11.05am. Children's Praise involves singing, prayer, games, drama and lots more!
On the third Sunday of each month junior aged children participate in Igniter Praise. This is an alternative to the main-service and runs from 10.30am until approximately 12pm. Igniter Praise is lead by the Ignite Team (see mid week events) and contains much of the same fun and games – as well as a spiritually challenging element and lots of singing. Igniter Praise is particularly accessible to children who attend Ignite on a Friday evening but whose families don’t regularly come to church on a Sunday morning.
This is the name we give to our various groups for our 3s to 11s on a Sunday morning. The children leave the main service soon after 11am and follow their own exciting programme. There are five groups which accommodate different ages of children and each group has its own dedicated team of volunteers.
Tots and Toys
Tots and Toys is a group for pre-school children and their adults and meets every Thursday morning during school term time from 9.45 to 11.30. You are warmly invited to join us for a time of play, craft activities, Bible stories, singing and refreshments (£1 per family).
Dads and their 0-5s meets once a month (on the 2nd Saturday) from 9:30-11am. There is an endless supply of tea and coffee and there are bacon butties and (slightly healthier) snacks for the kids! The kids play, the dads chat and there is a short Bible story. You are warmly invited to join us (£1 per family).
Ignite is a group for junior school age children and meets on alternate Fridays from 6.00 - 7.15pm. Ignite is all about Fun, Friendship and Finding out more about God. It’s a great place for letting off unspent energy, getting creative and spending time with friends. We warmly welcome children who don’t normally attend Cornerstone.
I love working with young people because they have so much energy and aren't afraid of asking difficult questions
Cornerstone Church takes very seriously our responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of children and young people in our care. We subscribe to the Churches Child Protection Advisory Service (CPPAS) and follow their guidelines regarding safe recruiting and practice.