Children and young people

St. Swithun's has lots on offer for young children and teens, and their parents. For the really young there are regular weekday baby and toddler groups at all three of our Parish churches during term time, while older children aged 10 to 14 can join the "TRAX" youth group, which meets in St. Swithun's Hall on the second Sunday of the month.

St. Swithun's usually holds a Worship Together family service on the first Sunday of the month at 10am, which is well attended, especially by those with young families. During the rest of the month younger children can attend Good News Club in St. Swithun's Hall while their parents attend the 10am Eucharist. There is also a monthly Tiny Tots service on a Thursday morning which is a special time of songs, Bible story and prayers for babies and toddlers followed by refreshments, play and chat in the Hall.

 

 

Upcoming activities for children and young people

Regular Children's Activities

Day Time Place Group Description
First Sunday 10am St. Swithun's Church Worship Together An informal family service accompanied by the St. Swithun's Music Group
Second Sunday 5pm St. Swithun's Hall TRAX Activies, games, Bible exploration and discussion for young people aged 10-14 years
Tuesdays* 10am St. Luke's Community Room Teddies Baby and toddler group
Wednesdays* 10am St. Swithun's Hall Tea & Toys Baby and toddler group
Wednesdays* 10am St. Barnabas' Church Jolly Tots Baby and toddler group
Second Thursday 10.30am St. Swithun's Church Tiny Tots Service Songs, Bible story and prayers for babies and toddlers
Fridays* 10am St. Swithun's Church Friday Fun Baby and toddler group

*term time only

As well as these church organised activities, our Parish boasts several thriving groups of Guides, Brownies and Rainbows.

Day Time Place Group Description
Mondays* 5.15pm - 6.45pm St. Swithun's Hall 1st East Grinstead Brownies Girls aged 7-10 years
Mondays* 7.00pm - 9.00pm St. Swithun's Hall 1st East Grinstead Guides Girls aged 10-14 years
Wednesdays* 4.30pm - 5.30pm St. Swithun's Hall 7th East Grinstead Rainbows Girls aged 5 -7 years
Wednesdays* 5.30pm - 7.00pm St. Swithun's Hall 7th East Grinstead Brownies Girls aged 7 - 10 years

*term time only