You can be sure all groups attached to and supported by Stranton Church adhere to our child protection policy, take health and safety guidelines seriously, and ensure those working with children have been recruited sensibly. If you have any information about the work in the parish, please get in touch with Peter Hart the youth and children's worker: by email or phone - 07903 155268.
Although some groups have to operate a waiting list, all groups value new members and would love you to join our groups.
You will find groups here for people from 0 to 18+, and for all different levels of faith - or none.
|Rainbows, Brownies, Guides||Boy's Brigade|
|Rainsbows start from 5 years, Brownies start from 7 years and Guides start from 10 years old.||Year 1 - Year 13 at school|
|Girlguiding is the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK. Thanks to the dedication and support of 100,000 amazing volunteers, we are active in every part of the UK, giving girls and young women a space where they can be themselves, have fun, build brilliant friendships, gain valuable life skills and make a positive difference to their lives and their communities. We build girlsí confidence and raise their aspirations. We give them the chance to discover their full potential and encourage them to be a powerful force for good.'Girlguiding' is an operating name of The Guide Association which is incorporated/governed by Royal Charter, and a registered charity (number 306016). Please do come and join us every week during term time.
We meet in St Matthew's Community Centre on Elwick Rd.
You can find more information and enrol on the web site: click here.
| We have our own webpage here.
We are a Christian organisation that offers sport, games, activities and teaching. It's a great opportunity to make friends, learn new skills, and have fun!
Juniors meet Monday's 6:30-8pm, Anchor Boys on Friday 6-8pm and seniors 7:15-9pm. We meet in St Matthew's Community Centre on Elwick Rd.
George Bainbridge 01429 263149
John Lauderdale 01429 275816
|Toddlers||Matt's Mates||Be Free|
|Under 5s and their carers||Reception to year 6||Year 6 - Year 9|
Toddlers is for 0-4 year olds, and their carers. We meet every Tuesday morning during term time, 9:00 until 11:00. It includes crafts, song time, snacks, tea and coffee, and lots of toys.
| Matt's Mates is an after school club where we have games, crafts, songs and bible stories for primary school aged children. |
Matt's Mates is every Thursday during term time from 3:30-5pm. We meet in St Matthew's Community Centre on Elwick Rd.
Barbara Busby on 07966 713688 or email email@example.com
| Be Free is a youth club for young people in years 6,7,8 and 9 at school (10-14 year olds) which aims to mix fun with a gentle introduction to the Christian faith. We aim to have a whole range of activities throughout the year, including a weekend away, trips out places like 'Wet n wild' and the Forbidden Corner, and every week we do something different - quiz nights, theme nights, sports, treasure hunts, and more. You can keep up to date with Be Free at our own webpage here.
Be Free is every Thursday during term time, 7:15-9pm, and we ask for 50p subs per night. We meet in St Matthew's Community Centre on Elwick Rd.
Amy Playfor on 01429 894006
|Messy Church||Lighthouse||Sunday Club|
|All Ages||All Ages||2-14 years old|
| On the third Sunday of the month Messy Church meets at St Matthew's Community Centre, Elwick Road.
This is new style of church for children and their parents/carers, based around crafts and all-age worship, with food afterwards.
Messy Church starts at 4pm, and finishes around 5:30pm.
Julie Shave via 01429 894006 (the church office) or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
| 'Lighthouse' is Stranton Church's morning worship, where the whole family worship together rather than the children meeting in their own groups. It is once a month, on the fourth Sunday, at 10.30am. A self-help creche is available for the smallest children. |
The service is short and informal, but its not just a 'childrens' service. We aim to challenge and inspire everyone in a visual and interactive way.
Phone the Church Office on 894006 or Email email@example.com
| Sunday Club is our name for the childrens activities during the 10.30am service at Stranton Church and the 11am service at Burbank Community Church. At Stranton the children are split into 3 age groups. There is a creche called Bubbles which teaches bible stories and songs to pre-schoolers (from ages 2-5), Splash is for children from year 1 to year 5 at school, and Pathfinders is for young people from year 6 to year 9.|
Phone the church office on 894006 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
|Youth Fellowship||Bridge Builders|
|Year 9 - Year 13 at school||Year 1 - Year 6 at school|
| Youth Fellowship (or 'YF') meets in Stranton Church from 7:30-9:30pm on a Sunday evening. We aim to help young christians grow in faith by opening our bible together, praying and worshipping together, learning together, and playing together.
There's a Youth Facebook group here.
Michaela Dixon or Nick Moore on 01429 597284
| Bridge Builders is an after school club for children from primary school. We teach bible stories, games and crafts. We encourage children to develop their social skills. |
We meet at the Burbank Community Centre, Burbank Street, Hartlepool, every Wednesday during term time from 4:15-5:45pm.
Clive Hall on 01429 278504
Rooted in Godís love, Growing together with Jesus, Branching out in the power of the Holy Spirit
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