Christ the King pays an active role in the community and, through our youth projects we are in regular contact with around 50 children who come to our weekly groups. The Church feels that engaging and educating youth in a safe environment is key to helping them to develop social skills, life skills and confidence. These groups attract a significant number of non-church youth and there is excellent opportunity here for outreach.
The main groups are:
- Trailblazers: Ages 6-11
- 4Mation: Ages 11-15
Each of these groups is open to any youngster in the community. The clubs have attendance from across Bradley Stoke including a large proportion from the local social housing families.
There is an aim to provide an integrated youth provision across all age groups that is to a consistently high standard and that links all of the groups so that we do not ‘lose’ children as they transfer between groups. This includes the thought that provision needs to extend to “Young Adults” within Bradley Stoke (supporting individuals up to age 25).
Each of the youth groups are run by a large number of volunteers. These volunteers range from 15–18 year olds who help as ‘young leaders’ to retired individuals. In order that the youth provision is co-ordinated and to a high standard the church has the support of the parish funded SWYM trainee / youth worker who is in receipt of focussed training on both the skills required for youth work and exploring and developing faith.
Ages 6 to 11
Meeting every Wednesday during term time from 6.00 – 7.00pm
(cinema evening will be later finishing)
Evenings will include fun, games, challenges, quizes, snacks, cinema evenings, trips, activity nights, guest speakers and visitors.
These will be lively, energetic and full of friends.[/ezcol_1half]
Ages 11 to 15
is an exciting new group for 11-14 year olds, meeting Wednesdays 7.15 – 8.30 pm
The Big Why
Ages 14 +
is a teenage group (14+) that meets on Sunday at church during term time from 7.45pm – 9.15pm. Unfortunately Big Why is not operating at the moment although there are hopes of relaunching in the autumn subject to sufficient volunteers or a youth worker.
For more information about any of our groups please contact our Church Administrator