Church Family 2016 children

Children and Youth

Children at Deane

We currently have four different groups for our children and young people, which normally meet twice a month.


This group is for those aged 3 to 4.  It meets in the room at the back of church.  Fiona Limpach, Beccy Clark, Jen Atkinson and Sharon Hubbard work with this group on a Sunday morning.

A session includes:

a time to share in a “feast” – fellowship around a simple snack
a time to tell a story using objects and artefacts
a time to explore the story further using open questions and discussion and a time to respond
a time to pray together
a song to finish!

Three groups for older children meet over in the Church Centre, which is just across the road from the church building.


This group is for those in Year 1 and 2. Sally Cooper and Nola Kilsby lead this group.


This group is for those in Year 3 to 6. Paula Small and Emmanuel Moro lead this group.


This group is for those in Year 7 to 9. Gemma Small leads this group.

All of the groups follow the same teaching, although it is adapted to suit the ages in each group.

During the week we also have:

Little Lambs Baby and Toddler Group

Little Lambs baby and toddler group provides a warm welcome for those with pre-school aged children. Meeting on term-time Tuesday mornings (9:30am – 11:30am) in Deane Church Centre, the babies and children have a vast variety of toys to play with and there is a craft session every week. Tea, coffee, soft drinks and toast are available. The session finishes with a sing song with musical instruments. Melanie Higson leads this group.

Social events for parents/carers are also organized at various times through the year.

There’s no need to let us know, just come along!


This group meets on Thursday during term time from 5:30pm – 7:00pm in the Church Centre.  The group is open to all children of primary school age.  The group explores the Bible using stories, games, crafts and other activities.  Paula Small leads this group.

Youth at Deane and Lostock

After consultation with the young people we have launched a new youth group for those in year 6 – year 13.  The group meets on a Sunday evening from 6:30 – 8pm in Deane Church Centre, and has members from both Deane Church and Lostock Church. There is a varied programme of activities from ‘topic nights’ to trips.  Terry Clark, Mark Murthen, Gemma Small, Chris Limpach and Kath Dacey lead this group.

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