St. Catherine's Young People (S.C.Y.P.)

Here are some useful links for anyone working with children.


The Parish Communion takes place in the main body of the church. At the same time, except for the last Sunday in the month, in the adjoining side aisle, we have what we call Simply Worship; another way of being church. Here children, young people and adults can worship together in a relaxed and informal way. We use stories, craft activities, songs and games to help us learn about Jesus, the Bible and how God wants us to live and know that He loves us.

For the last Sunday in each month, apart from August and December, we all join together for a family service at 10am. Refreshments are on offer at the end of worship, it would be lovely to see you at any of our services.

We choose our activities to cover a wide age-range. Pre-school children accompanied by a parent or carer will be able to participate in most of our activities, but we also have a selection of books and toys available. Older children, their parents and people visiting church for the first time find these sessions helpful. Most weeks we use our digital projector rather than handing books around.

Refreshments for everyone are served in the side aisle after the service.

We are a team of 4 leaders (all CRB checked) and between us we share the planning and leading of the weekly sessions. At the moment we use material from 'Roots' - a children and young people's weekly lectionary-based resource - see here 





  God cares for us

We don't need anything else,

 He looks after us

And makes sure we are comfortable,

 He shows us how to be good

God protects us,

 If we go on the wrong path

God will put us right,

 He gives us good things

God will always be with us.


Written by the young people of St. Catherine's Church


Here is a link to a lovely interactive Biblical website for children, called Superbook here

Below you can see some photographs taken during some of our activities on a typical Sunday morning in our side aisle.


 He's called Bob the Pilgrim and, as you can see, he's ready to accompany anyone as they travel the country - or better still - abroad!

He's already been to Palestine and no doubt he will be reporting back(perhaps in his very own blog).