Children & Youth
KOSTA – Children’s Church
We are a church for every age, so if you are a family with young children, you are very welcome!
Children are very welcome to any of our Services, but our 10am Sunday Service is the one where we best provide for them.
Our KOSTA (Kids of St Andrew’s) team run activities for nursery and primary aged children during the Service and these take place in the ‘Blue Room’ in the Pavilions at the back of the Church. We do something different each week, and the children enjoy stories, crafts and games, to learn more about Jesus and what it means to be one of his followers.
If you and your children are new to church, you are very welcome to stay with them for KOSTA, and help them settle, or to return and join in with the worship. We won’t be far away!
You are also very welcome to come along to KOSTA sessions with children who are not yet pre-school age, as we have a good selection of baby toys for them to play with.
All Age Service
Our 10am Service on the first Sunday of every month, is a little different and is an All Age Service. The children stay with us during the Service.
We encourage children to be engaged with the worship. We are more than happy with any wriggles and noises and want parents to feel relaxed!
There is an activity rug at the front of the church, and for very young children, the Blue Room is open if you need a quiet space.
If you would like to know more about Children’s activities at St Andrews please don’t hesitate to contact Emma on firstname.lastname@example.org
All leaders are DBS checked and St Andrew’s has a Safeguarding Policy in line with the Church of England Guidelines. For any concerns about Parish Safeguarding please contact David Uffindell or Sanchia Vinall, our Parish Safeguarding Officer.
St Andrew’s Youth Group meets in the Rectory on Thursday evenings during term-time from 7.30pm – 9pm. The group is open to anyone aged 11-18. The evening includes games, discussion and pizza!
Young people from our youth groups are very welcome to come to church on Sunday mornings and assist with the readings or prayers.
Baby and Toddler Group
Our Baby and Toddler Group meets every Monday in term-time from 1pm-2.30pm in St Andrew’s Church.
All are welcome to join us for soft play, games & activities, story time and cakes and snacks for adults and children
Kids Alive is an after-school club for parents, carers and children, which meets at St Francis Hall (on Three Stiles Road) every Monday in term-time from 3.30pm—5pm. There are stories, games to play with, crafts and tea. There is a short Service of Worship to end the session at St Francis Church, next door to the hall.
Children and Communion
Each year our young people have the opportunity to prepare for taking Communion before Confirmation. To learn more please ring the Parish Office on 01252 715412.
St Andrew's Church of England Infant School
St Andrew’s Infant School provides education for Reception to Year 2.
For more information please contact:
Executive Headteacher of St Andrew’s and Potters Gate; Jayne Venables
St Andrew’s Infant School
Upper Church Lane, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7PW
Telephone 012152 716305
E-mail St Andrew’s Infant School
Potters Gate Church of England Infant & Junior School
Potters Gate is a Primary School providing education for children from Reception to Year 6.
Executive Headteacher of Potters Gate and St Andrew’s School; Jayne Venables
Deputy Executive Headteacher of Potters Gate and St Andrews; Carol Trottier
Potters Gate, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7BB
Telephone 01252 715619
Fax 01252 718165
Email Potters Gate School
South Farnham School
South Farnham is a Primary School providing education for children from reception to Year 6.
Mrs C. Donnachie, Headteacher and Head of Teaching School
Menin Way, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 8DY
Tel: 01252 716155
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