Children at Claines

There are many different activities for children and families at Claines Church.

Claines Church hosts many interesting family days including farm experiences
Claines Church Community encourages the inclusion of very young children

Little Friends

meets on Tuesday mornings for babies, toddlers and preschoolers (birth to 4 years), and their parents, grandparents, childminders and carers, during term time 10-11.30am, at Claines Parish Hall in Cornmeadow Lane. You will receive a warm welcome, hot drinks for adults and healthy snacks for the children with a variety of toys and activity stations, a craft table, story time and music. £1.50 for the 1st child and 50p for each additional child. 

Little Fish

Little Fish is for little ones and their parents and carers. We use stories, songs, crafts and games to tell the children of God’s love for them. Everyone is welcome. 

Claines Little Fish children group provides creative play for children under 5 years old

At Claines Church we take the Protection of Children and Adults seriously. If you would like more information see our noticeboards in Church or at the Parish Hall.

Claines Cafe Church

Third Sunday, 10.30am Claines Parish Hall:

Come and share great coffee, warm toast and fresh fruit. We invite you to a new start on Sunday where families and all ages can share music and conversations about life and faith, within a relaxed Cafe setting.

Godly Play

Held on the Fourth Sunday of the month at 10.30am

We start by worshipping together, then the children are accompanied by our team across to the Institute, for their own special 40 minute session. There are Bible stories, crafts, games, singing & prayers. Afterwards they receive either communion or a blessing with their family. Children’s Church is for children aged 3-10/11 years. Children under 3 are welcome accompanied by an adult.

Claines Junior Bishop – a proud tradition.

One of the most popular and widespread customs of the Church in the middle ages was the appointment of a Boy Bishop on the feast of St Nicholas, a custom that continued until the reign of Mary Tudor. The tradition in Claines was re-established in 1971 and has been maintained every year since. The Claines Junior Bishop has their own alb, cope, mitre and stoles made by various congregation members over the years. They wear a cross and ring and carry the Claines Crosier, a medieval silver Crosier, found during renovations in the Mug House. Since 2011, girls as well as boys are invited to apply and they are known as Junior Bishops. The highlight of their term is to preach the sermon on Christmas Day.