Children and Young People


What happens and where

At Irchester there is - 

KBC (Kids bible club) ---

This club is open to children from 5 years upwards. It meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 6.00 to 7.30pm. We follow a theme with stories/songs/ drama/crafts/games - and a snack - andit is £1 on entry, with any extra money for a tuck shop. Average numbers each month are around 25. All children's groups are led by DBS checked leaders.  

KBC Extra ----

This group is for 11 years upwards (ideally year 7). Various thought provoking topics are openly discussed. Usually have some games, quizzes etc and young people make hot chocolate or milkshakes!! Meets approximately every 3rd or 4th Tuesday of the month from 6.00 to 7.30pm.

Sunday school ----

Meets every Sunday 10.30-11.30am. Ages from 3 years upwards, younger toddlers welcome if accompanied by parent/carer. Differentiated Bible based teaching with stories/songs/crafts/games and discussion.

Holiday club -----

This happens usually in August for one week from 10am to 12.30pm. Ages from 5 upwards, with older 11 plus group as well. It is £3 per day, which includes a healthy snack. This year's theme (2019) was 'Backpackers'. Stories/songs/drama/crafts/games, etc.. And a healthy snack. £3/day. Usually 40-45 children. Again lots of new faces from the village with no church background. 

The Sunday School children and young people put together a Nativity type service each year.

We are always looking for new groups and activities to set up. 

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At Irthlingborough the Children and Young People's Focus Group meets each week during Sunday morning worship from September to July, except the 3rd Sunday which is usually All Styles Intergenerational Worship. The Focus Group is for age range 3years - 13 years and attendance can vary from 2 - 10 children

"Little Fishes" for babies, toddlers and parents/carers meets each week in term time on Thursday mornings 9am to 11am. Average attendance 24 children. £1.50 per family includes all refreshments. More information on 'Little Fishes' Facebook page.

"Peas in a Pod" a group for families with twins, triplets and other multiples meets monthly on different days each month. Details on "Peas in a Pod" Facebook Page. As Rachel, the Circuit Young People and Families Worker, has been leading this group, we need to find another leader from January.

Members of our church are involved in the management and running of the local, recently formed, Community Youth Club which meets weekly in a local hall.


The Year 1 pupils, from the Infants School opposite the church, visit our church, usually in early October. 

We give them information about our church and Rev Kim talks to them for 5 minutes or so. We show them a PowerPoint about things that happen in our premises and why we like to come. The visit usually ends with an action song.

 Rev Kim visits the school regularly to take assemblies.


Little Fishes is a time for outreach and many of the children do have older siblings in the schools.  

At Irthlingborough Methodist Church

on Sunday November 3rd 2019 from 4.00 to 6.00pm

Come to the Goliath Hall for our


More details on our Facebook page




At Hope there are 12 children 'on the books' of the Sunday School, with average attendance of 5 or 6. The Girls' Brigade Company has 19 members in its three sections, Explorers, Juniors and Seniors.             The Hope 'Tots' Group meets during term time on Thursday mornings 9.00 to 10.45 with about 25 children attending, plus carers.



At Raunds there was Messy Baking in May and June this summer 2019, then Summertime Fun during the school holiday. In summer 2018 there was a successful Whale of a time!        A repeat of last year's Light Party is under discussion!


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