Children and young people

St Peter’s runs a range of activities for children and Young People. The church employs a full-time Youth and Children’s Worker, Rachel McGirr who heads up a team of committed volunteers providing quality activities for children and young people.

Unfortunately, in line with the suspension of all public worship across the Church of England in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, all of our our usual groups for children and young people are temporarily suspended.

However, Rachel and all the other group leaders have lots of ideas for ways to continue to provide support, prayer and a little fun for our children, young people and their families in this difficult time.

More information about what we are able to offer has gone out to by email from Rachel but if you haven’t heard anything and would like to know more, please email Rachel.

Groups on Sundays

A range of Sunday Groups meet during the 11.15am service on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. The children start off in the main church service with all the adults and the theme is introduced to everyone all together before the children leave for their special groups to learn more through games, play, stories and craft activities. The groups include:

  • The Ark (0-5s)
  • Explorers (6-10s)
  • Pathfinders (11-14s)

On the 1st and 3rd Sundays in each month, we have all-age worship and all stay together in church.

Messy Church

This happens from 3.30-5.45pm on the third Sunday afternoon of each month. The whole family are encouraged to come along together for play and games, craft and other fun (and sometimes messy!) activities, songs, stories and celebrations and a yummy meal together.

Together (10-14s)

This happens from 6-7.30pm on the third Sunday of each month for young people aged 10-14. This is a youth group where different nearby youth groups come together, do fun activities and think about faith. The venue will change monthly to give each church a chance to host. 

Risen (13-18s)

A group for young people aged 13-18, Risen meets in the church halls on a Sunday evening between 8pm and 9.15pm and is an opportunity for young people to hang out together learning more about God and thinking about what it means to be a young Christian. There are also regular social activities. 

Groups during the week

Uniformed groups

A range of groups use St Peter’s Church Halls as their base on weekday evenings for Rainbows, Beavers, Cubs, Brownies, Guides and Scouts.

See and Know (babies and toddlers)

A group for the littlest babies and toddlers to come along with parents or carers on a Friday morning between 9.30am and 11.30am for play time, songs, story, creative activities and refreshments. £1 per family. 

Youthie (11-16s)

Our Youth Group meets on a Friday evening in the church halls between 7.15pm and 8.45pm for young people aged 11 to 16. Opportunity to play sports, chat, try loads of interesting and unusual activities and make friends. £1.50 entry and there’s a tuck shop. 

Chaps and Toddlers

A group for male parents and carers to bring their babies and toddlers on the second Saturdays of each month between 9.30am-11.30am to relax, chat, read, with sausage sandwiches and coffee and fun for the little ones. £3 per family.

Work outside the church

As well as all the groups based inside our buildings, St Peter’s goes in to local schools, particularly Saltaire Primary and Wycliffe Primary, and works with Ashmoor Nursery in the parish.

We provide mentors who work with youngsters needing a bit of extra support through TLG and work with the Zephaniah Trust supporting their work in schools and other groups in Bradford.

More information

For more information on these or any of our other children’s and youth activities contact Rachel on or 07305 908745.

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