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Children @ WBC

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During the pandemic we are doing our best to continue to serve our younger members as well as the adults.

During lockdown we recorded lots of stories and songs for toddler, pre-school and KS1 age group, and as well as being available on our Toddlers@WBC Facebook group, we now have a dedicated YouTube channel: Kids at Wallingford Baptist Church UK where we share all our media for children aged 0-11. There are different "playlists" depending on whether you're looking for stories for older or younger children.

We have a monthly all-age service and on the other Sundays there is Sunday school - the arrangements for this have been changing somewhat as restrictions on our gathering have changed, but do bring your children along and see what their groups are doing this Sunday! Our older children are also meeting - please check the church calendar to see what's happening this week or contact Rhonda youthcoordinator@wallingfordbaptist.co.uk.

If you would like your children to attend one or more of our activities*, it is really important that we have an up to date record of things like allergies and emergency contacts. Please complete it online here: medical and consent form.

*not required for Toddlers or similar where the parents stay with their children.

All our work with children and young people, whether on our premises or externally, is governed by our Safeguarding Children Policy which you are welcome to download here. All who volunteer with under 18s are appropriately screened, trained, and hold valid DBS certificates.

If you have any questions about these activities or want to know more about bringing your kids along on a Sunday then please Contact Us.
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Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
Click here to see more.

Planning your Visit

A Warm Hello 

The following information is specifically for those planning a visit, so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday morning.

Where and When

We meet at the Church Building (details below) for our Sunday Service starting at 10.30am. For your first visit, we recommend arriving 10-15 minutes early to ensure you get a parking space and find somewhere to sit before the service begins. When you arrive, you should be greeted by someone on our Welcome Team.

Plan your journey: 

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Accessibility: There is wheelchair access, and a sound loop for anyone who needs it. Please let one of the Welcome Team know on your arrival and they will help you to get set up. There is a disabled toilet in the main foyer.

Our Service

The main service begins at 10.30am with a warm welcome from our Pastor or another member of our team. Then we have a time of sung worship, led by musicians. Sometimes a person might pray out loud or read a small passage from the Bible. Sometimes people share things that they believe God is saying to the whole church family. This might seem strange the first time you hear it but it’s all part of our connecting with God. One of our leaders will then give a sermon that is Bible based and that we can apply to our everyday life. We then finish with a final worship song.

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What about my kids?

We have a great programme lined up for kids of all ages:
Under normal circumstances you can expect to find the following groups on a Sunday morning, though during the pandemic we are doing our children's work in different ways and at different times, so it's best to contact us for more up to date information.

  • Creche (0 months to 3 years). Children under 6 months are welcome but must be accompanied by their grown-up at all times.
  • Splashgang (school years R-2)
  • Supergang (school years 3-6)
  • Young people (school year 6+)

Children stay with their grown-ups at the start of the service for the welcome, songs and notices. We really value worshipping God all together as a family. Someone will announce that it’s time for the younger members to go to their various groups.

The kids group activities vary depending on the age but usually there is a friendly welcome, Bible stories, praying, music, craft, fun games and free play. Please pick your children up as soon as the service finishes.

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Getting Connected


Life Groups

While Sundays are a great way to meet new people, it is often in smaller gatherings that you can really get to know someone. Being part of one of our life groups allows you to make new friends, share together and support each other. We have a variety of groups that meet throughout the week, some afternoons and some evenings. Check out our Life Groups page and contact us. We can put you in touch with a life group leader who will be more than happy to invite you along to their group.

 
Other Ministries

We also run/support the following ministries:

Get in touch with us to plan your visit
If you would like to come and visit the church beforehand you are more than welcome! Get in touch and we can arrange a time that suits you.
 
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Comments / Questions or anything you would like to say?

Next, we will contact you by email to say hello and help arrange anything necessary for your visit.
 

Leadership 

Simon Hudson
Revd Simon Hudson, Senior Pastor
Simon's vision is taken from Acts 20:20 - to get the Christian message into homes on a regular basis - and so he is always willing to visit people to offer pastoral support and spiritual care. You can find his teaching via our media page and, when time allows he blogs at acts2020.wordpress.com.
 
We hope that whoever you are, you will feel at home at our church. We look forward to getting to know you!