First Communion Classes
At St. Christopher’s, the PCC have supported children over the age of 8 through encouraging them to receive communion prior to confirmation, once they feel ready, and after attending a 6-week preparation course. We are all delighted and excited by this, and the children enjoy attending classes, packed with games, fun and lots of interesting discussions with one of the ministry team, followed by a shared hot meal together!
Families with children of all ages are also warmly invited to attend St. Christopher’s Messy Church on the first Sunday of the month, from 4pm – 6pm (May 5th and June 2nd, 2018). Come for themed activities, games, crafts, science experiments, music, storytelling, and a hot meal!
We are blessed with a dedicated and enthusiastic group of 11-18s at St. Christopher’s and we aim to encourage them in their personal journeys of the Christian faith, to support them as valued and respected members of the Church family, and to provide space for fun, fellowship, discussion, and food! The first Sunday of the month is an All-Age Service, and young people of all ages are encouraged to serve, read, pray, and occasionally assist with the sermon. We encourage our young people to discover who God might be calling them to be and support them as a whole Church family.
Young People and the Church
Young people at St. Christopher’s form a vital part of our Church family, and we are continually blessed by them as they challenge our own perceptions of faith and engage with the life of our Church. We were really excited to watch the Faith Documentary filmed by the Youth Church (with help from other members of the congregation!), as they videoed members of the congregation during Lent – young and old, big and small – as they interviewed them to find out more about their faith. We are also very grateful to them for leading our Harvest Appeal, serving at our Older Person’s Lunch Club Christmas Dinner, cooking everyone delicious pancakes on Shrove Tuesday, and preparing a dramatic Gospel Reading for Palm Sunday. Way to go, Youth Church!
Young people are encouraged to engage with the whole community of Pembroke House by joining in groups such as the Music Academy, IntoUniversity, the Garden Group and much more! Our young people are also encouraged to attend the Men’s Group and Mother’s Union Meetings at St. Christopher’s for food, fellowship and discussion.