Groups for children and young people at Stranton and Burbank, Hartlepool

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
Rainbows, Brownies and Guides in St Matthew's, HartlepoolGirlguiding 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.
Boy's brigade in St Matthew's, hartlepool 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.

Contact:
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

Parents and Toddlers in St Matthew's, hartlepool 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.


Toddlers costs £1.20 for an adult and child, then 50p per extra person.

We meet in St Matthew's hall on Elwick Rd.

Contact:
Julie Shave
on 01429 233609

Matt's Mates after school club in St Matthew's, hartlepool 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.

Contact:
Barbara Busby
on 07966 713688 or email barbarabusby@gmail.com
Be Free in St Matthew's, hartlepool 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.

Contact:
Amy Playfor
on 01429 894006
Messy Church Lighthouse Sunday Club
All Ages All Ages 2-14 years old
Messy Church in St Matthew's, hartlepool 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.

Contact:
Julie Shave
via 01429 894006 (the church office) or Email admin@stranton-church.org.uk
Lighthouse, family worship service at Stranton, hartlepool '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.

Contact:
Phone the Church Office on 894006 or Email admin@stranton-church.org.uk
Sunday club, school, at Stranton, hartlepool 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.

Contact:
Phone the church office on 894006 or Email admin@stranton-church.org.uk
Youth Fellowship Bridge Builders
Year 9 - Year 13 at school Year 1 - Year 6 at school
Youth Fellowship (YF), hartlepool 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.

Contact:
Michaela Dixon or Nick Moore
on 01429 597284
Bridge Builders, Burbank Estate, hartlepool 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.

Contact:
Clive Hall
on 01429 278504

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