Children

 

Children are a vital part of our church family. So that’s why one of our highest priorities is to nurture, encourage and guide them to grow into young adults our community can be proud of… while making sure they have  fun along the way!

 

So here are the details of the regular activities we provide at to help them on this journey - all meeting at the church.

 

 

Junior Family Church

 

As part of the morning service we provide a programme of activities for 80+ children and young people from babies to 18 years of age. Groups use storytelling, games, craft, video, music and drama to create an enjoyable and age relevant approach to learning the basics of the Christian faith.

 

There is no need to book, just come along on a Sunday at 10.00am. Usually the children leave after the first 20 minutes for their groups and return after the service around 11.15am. Alternatively, some Sundays we have Kidz Church when the children spend the whole time having fun activities together and there are other times when children and adults share in an all-age service.

There are two fantastic early years groups which meet during the week...

 

Tiddlywinks - one and a half hours of organised activities aimed at 2 year olds with their parent/carer every Wednesday during term time between 9:45am-11:15am. A typical session will include a range of craft activities - many of which are both messy and fun - as well as songs, stories, refreshments and organised play.  Tiddlywinks is an ideal preparation for your child’s transition to pre-school.

 

Playtime - a parent/carer, baby and toddler group. It offers an opportunity to make friends and enjoy a relaxed playtime with your pre-school children up to nursery age. There are crafts some weeks and drink and biscuit every week! Playtime runs during term time on a Thursday with a choice of sessions - either 9.30am to 11.00am or 1.15pm to 2.45pm.

Please note from time to time all of our toddler groups may run a waiting list. So please ring the office in advance.

 

Live Wires

 

Live Wires is a fun and thriving youth club for those in school years 4, 5 and 6. It meets from 6.30pm to 7.30pm on Fridays in term time.

 

Children socialise and play games – football, hockey, computer games, table tennis, pool etc. There is also the opportunity to get busy with craft activities.

 

And last, but certainly not least, there is the all-important tuck shop!

 

 

 
Boys' Brigade

 

Boys’ Brigade is an international uniformed organisation for boys offering a wide range of activities for ages 5 to 18 years. The Boys’ Brigade meets every Tuesday evening in term time. There are three age groups:

 

  • Anchor Boys (5-8yrs)  6.00pm to 7.00pm

  • Juniors  (8-11yrs)  6.15pm to 7:30pm

  • Company & Seniors (11-18yrs) 7.30pm to 9.30pm

 

Activities include first aid, football, games, crafts and outdoor adventures.

 

For more details please see www.72birmingham.boys-brigade.org.uk.

 

 

Girls' Brigade

 

Girls’ Brigade is an international uniformed organisation for girls between the ages of 5 and 18 which meets in term time on Thursday evenings between 6.00pm and 9.00pm.

 

  • Explorers - Infant School and School Year 3 (6.00pm to 7.30pm)

  • Juniors - School Years 4 to 6 (6.00pm to 7.30pm)

  • Seniors - School Years 7 to 9 (7.30pm to 9.00pm)

  • Brigaders - School Year 10 upwards (7.30pm to 9.00pm)

 

The aim is to bring girls from all backgrounds together to make long lasting friendships having fun, playing games and doing crafts.

 

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0121 733 8089

office@shirleybaptist.org.uk

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