Activities

 

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SPECIAL NOTICE
Please be aware that the majority of our activities have either been suspended or moved online until further notice due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

 

We look UP to God, IN towards each other and OUT to a world in need.

House Groups

House Groups give us the chance to get to know a small group of people better and enable us to ask questions and actively take part in studying the Bible, praying and worshipping God, all of which help us to grow in our faith.

They also offer pastoral support and different ways of reaching out to others.

Each group has a different style so hopefully you will find one that suits you.

We would also be interested to hear from those who wish to host or lead a group!

Our House Groups have been running online since March 2020 but we hope to meet again in person from September 2021. Please contact the Church Office for details.

Refresh Cafe

Come along to the church on a Tuesday, 12.30-4.30pm, for light lunches, a tea/coffee and/or a selection of pastries and soups. A quiet area is available for study, with laptops and internet access, and also a craft area for younger children.

Men’s breakfast

(2nd Saturday of every month 8am in the Church Centre)

Forget about cholesterol and indulge in full cream milk on your cornflakes and a cooked breakfast (healthy options available). An opportunity to meet socially that includes a time of worship, sharing and prayer.


Activities for Children & Young People

Christ Church offers a full range of activities for children and young people.  Our full-time

Youth Pastor, Lynne, provides pastoral support to our young people and works in schools for the good of the local community.  Alongside Lynne, we have a large team of trained volunteers adhering to Child Protection guidelines.  We offer the following:

CRECHE
During the 10am Sunday service, a crèche is provided with a live TV link to the church service and toys and helpers available.  You can drop your little one off at the start of the service or bring the child out and stay with them if you prefer.

The first Sunday of the month and throughout the summer, church services are ‘All-age’ so if you want to try Christ Church as a family, that is a good time to stay and see what happens.

JAM (Jesus and Me)
This is our Sunday morning group for infants and juniors.  It starts at 10am and finishes at around 11.30am.

Activities include games, crafts, songs, drama – all aimed at having fun and learning about Jesus!

If you want, you can drop your children off and collect them after church or stay at the service and enjoy Sunday morning worship.

FOOTFINDERS
Our Sunday morning group for secondary school children, Footfinders (there is a long story behind this name – just ask!) offers a varied programme and enables young people to express their views and develop their own understanding while having fun and enjoying friendships.

YOUTH CLUB
Youth Club is our mid-week youth group for school years 6-8.

Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday, term-time, 6.15 – 7.30pm in the Church Hall.

£1 entry and £1 tuck limit.

UNIFORMED ORGANISATIONS
The following organisations have links to Christ Church:

  • Rainbows, Brownies and Guides (meeting in the Parish Hall)
  • Beavers, Cubs and Scouts (meeting at Broomhill Road)
  • Air Training Corps (meeting in Heath Lane)

If you are interested in joining any of these organisations, please contact the church office and we will give you further details.

TODDLER GROUP
Our Christ church Toddler group, for ages birth to 4 years, meets in the Church Centre on Tuesdays during term-time:

Session One – 9.15-10.45am
Session Two – 11.00-12.30pm

A popular group where parents and carers can have a chat and a cup of tea/coffee while their toddlers play.

£1.50 and includes a hot drink and pastry for you and a snack for your toddler. (Session One)
£2 which includes a hot drink and a lunch for you and lunch for your toddler. (Session Two).

CHRIST CHURCH PRE-SCHOOL
This very popular and highly regarded pre-school is an independent business held in the Church Hall, but we co-operate closely.

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Christ Church Dartford accepts that every child and young person who participates in our activities has the right to a safe and enjoyable environment and to be protected from abuse.
We recognise our responsibilities to safeguard the welfare of children and young people by protecting them from physical, sexual or emotional abuse and to this end we work to a child protection policy which was reviewed in May 2010.This policy states our activities, roles and responsibilities in this area and gives contact details of our youth worker and designated child protection officer.
Should you wish to see a copy of this it can be requested from the Parish Administrator.

We welcome cakes to celebrate any occasion on Sundays – as often as you like! If you intend bringing some, please could you tell those providing cakes that Sunday, so they know they don’t need to bring any. The rota is on the rota board at the back of the church.

Cards for sale at the back of the church with photographs of flower arrangements that have been in church. £1 each with proceeds going to the flower guild.

Flowers can be donated in memory of a loved one, or for an anniversary etc. This is via the Flower Guild. Please contact us for more details.