Tapton Hill Congregational Church
An independent church founded in 1853 - A member of the Congregational Federation  
  
 
 
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We are committed to making church as enjoyable as possible for our young people. There are separate activities for Junior Church led by Pat, Andrea and Joanne, including cooking, colouring, discussion and games. 
There is not always a Junior Church but arrangements are in place for when any children or young people attend the church. All church members involved with Junior Church have been through Criminal Records checks and the church has a Safe from Harm policy in place to safeguard the children. Sometimes Junior Church stay in the Sunday worship for about the first fifteen minutes and then go into the back room for the rest of the time, and occasionally they spend the whole time in the back room without going into Sunday worship.
 
We encourage visiting preachers to include a 'children's talk' near the beginning of the service.
 
There is also an area at the back for very young children to play with toys during the service while supervised by their parents or carers. Don't worry if they make a little bit of noise, lots of children have grown up in the church and everyone is used to it - and very pleased to have children with us on a Sunday. If babies or very young children become distressed or need to get away for any other reason please feel free to take them into the vestry (through the doors at the front, behind the Communion table) or to step outside through the main doors you came in through. If you do feel you need to step out at any point, please don't think you then need to stay out for the rest of the service, you can come back in at any point.
 
In the past Junior Church have studied for Scripture Exams organised by the Sheffield Christian Educational Council - gaining certificates and even trophies of which we're all very proud! Recently they changed from studying for exams to doing project work, assessed by representatives of the SCEC at a special service led by Junior Church, after which they were presented with certificates. This included a display of art and craft work that Junior Church had produced as well as imaginative and interesting presentations, in which the young people demonstrated what they had been learning about prophets of Israel under the theme 'Trust in God'.
 
               
 
The annual church camp is an exciting time for Junior Church members, they also take part in many of the church's social activities as well having their own social outings - for example  bowling to celebrate the completion of their project work.
 
Young people visiting church for the first time (with or without their parents) are welcome to join in with Junior Church on any Sunday - just turn up and you will be made welcome.  We currently have one keen youngster who would love to have some company on a Sunday afternoon.
 
We strive to strike the right balance between making young people feel part of the church, while recognising that they will have different needs to adults and enjoy spending time together in a more youth friendly environment.
 
Soup and Roll Club meets every first Thursday in the month.
 
Everyone welcome  -  From 11.30am to 1.30pm
 
Bible Study alternate Wednesdays at 7.30pm

Table tennis social and natter on the other Wednesdays.
 
 
RASCALS Breakfast Club Monday - Friday 7am to 8.30am
 
RASCALS After School Club - Weekdays in termtime
 
 
see diary for more information