Children are warmly welcomed in St Francis Church. Toys and books are available at the back of the church, Junior Church is run for those children who would like to participate at every service apart from the All Age Service (1st Sunday in the month).
KRAFTIKIDS & KRAFTITOTS
On the first Saturday morning of each month, we have a monthly craft and activity club:
- KraftiKids for children aged approximately 5 to 11
- KraftiTots - for children younger than 5
Older kids are welcome of course, with many Kraftikids when they reach 12 years of age becoming helpers or leaders.
Initally set up by two of our congregation with many years of children's work between them, we now boast 11 volunteer workers, all of whom are CRB checked, giving a very high adult:child ratio. Children between the ages of 5 - 11 are welcome, KraftiTots - those younger than 5, are welcome with their own adult in order to get the best out of the morning. We register youngsters and keep an eye out for birthdays and other significant events - all birthdays are celebrated with a birthday cake! Our activities include model making, painting, drawing, music & singing, gardening and games - both inside and outside. Some social events for KraftiKids included a 3rd birthday party, barbecue and 'Christmas' party in January, all well attended and thoroughly enjoyed.
We plan a full programme each year, new ideas and the most popular from the previous years. One of our most notable projects was the Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Appeal where the KraftiKids and KraftiTots filled over 70 shoe boxes with toys, books and pencils that had been donated by friends and members of the congregation to send to children in difficult circumstances around the world. The only Christmas present many of these children had received was the contents of such a shoe box. We intend to make this an annual appeal, watch the News page for details of next year's campaign.
For more information contact Pauline Firman on 01428 714095 or leave an enquiry on this website.
We now have our own KraftiKids website, VISIT THE OFFICIAL KRAFTIKIDS & KRAFTITOTS WEBSITE HERE.
This now takes place in the Church on Thursday at 1:30PM