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Sholing Children's Programmes

Children are an important part of New Community's Sholing congregation, and we aim to encourage children to grow in their relationship with God.

We have a fun children's programme running every Sunday morning, as well as a parent and toddler group that meets during the week.

Our Sunday children’s ministry is run by an experienced team of volunteers who have all been vetted and checked as suitable to work with children. Find out about the policies we aim to work to within our children's activities. Find out about our safeguarding policy.

You can find out more about our different children's programmes below.

Sunday Children's Programme

Who it's for: Children up to school year 6.
What to expect: Fun and games, crafts, Bible stories, teaching, worship and prayer.
When: Sunday mornings from 10.30am. Children stay with their parents for the all-age worship time in the main hall, before going to their group.

Stay and Play, St Andrews

Stay and Play, St Andrews, is a parent and toddler group running at St Andrews, Sholing. There are plenty of fun and creative activities for pre-school children, opportunities for friendship and conversations for parents and carers, and there will also be occasional invited speakers.

Who it's for: Any parents with their babies or young children.
When: Every Friday, 10-11.30am, term-time only. (Check our calendar for exceptions).
Where: St. Andrews, 204 South East Road, Sholing, SO19 8LW.
Cost: £1 per family per week.

If you have any good-quality toys that you could donate to the group, or if you would like to volunteer to help at the group (anything from set-up to making bacon butties), please contact Karen Gates via