For the kids…

Babies, toddlers and under 6s

Right from day one, we want to provide a caring and nurturing place for all children. The Cradle Roll is the part of our church that looks out for the 0-2 year olds and Maureen Mercer is responsible for this group, maintaining a relationship with the parents of the little ones.

When the kids have found their legs a bit more we also have our Primary, which is the group for children aged 2-6. The Primary is run by Jo Allcock every Sunday morning in our community hall (downstairs) and meet at 11.00am (to coincide with the start of the main morning service). They finish around 12.15pm and are a much valued part of the church family and we’re fortunate to have loads of them!

We provide a fully supervised, fun but secure environment where the children can share time together and develop the beginnings of their relationships with God. The Primary enjoy a variety of activities including singing, art and craft and games, sometimes presenting items to the adults on occasions such as at Christmas or Easter.

During the week we also have POTs (Parents of Toddlers) which is open to everyone with a little one and is an opportunity to share activities, toys, singing and games with your pre-school toddler or baby in a safe and secure environment. The POTs group is probably our most diverse group with parents from all backgrounds, beliefs and nationalities.

Sessions run weekly during term time every Wednesday morning. 1 per session per family which includes drinks and morning tea and runs from 9.15 – 11.15am. To find out more, please contact us.

Kids, tweens and teens

Boscombe Salvation Army has a fantastic group of amazing kids. Many of them are Junior Soldiers (those who’ve decided they want to make they commitment to God obvious to others by wearing a uniform), but not all and it’s not obligatory to wear a uniform either, it’s all about being with each other and God.

On Sundays we have the Sunday School (or Sunday Madhouse as we affectionately call it) which is led by Julie Forsyth, aided by a team of fun-loving helpers (all of whom are CRB checked for your children’s safety). Usually our young people join in the first part of Sunday morning services (at 11am) and leave part-way through at around 11.30am to meet in the Young Peoples hall (upstairs) for their own time together until approximately 12.30pm. This time includes doing a variety of activities including drama, music, craft, puppets, games and more, all with a spitiual message behind them. The 13+ group will often head off to the BH1 Project across the road for more age-relevant activities and discussions, again led by experienced (CRB checked) adults.

During the week there are a range of activities and groups for kids of all ages, right from toddlers through to those approaching adulthood. Check out our diary to see what’s on.

Oh, there’s music too!

Well we wouldn’t be the Salvation Army without it, would we?

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