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Children have loads of fun at Christ Church with special groups for every age. It’s a place to laugh and learn, play and pray, and enjoy being in the presence of our wonderful, loving, God!

Children are welcome every Sunday morning. Usually they meet in their own groups, but we also meet all together as a church family for All Age services. During the year there are also some special events.

Sunday Groups

Sparks (under 5 years)

(under 5 years)

We explore the Bible through playing, singing, story and craft, learning about a loving, creator God. Sparks meet during the 9:30am service in the Hall and Church Lounge.

Ignite (school years R – 6)

(school years 1 – 6)

We start together with fun as we learn about God and meet with him through worship, drama, Bible stories, giving, puppets, prayer, quizzes and so much more! Then in smaller groups the children continue to explore and learn how to apply the Bible teaching in an age-appropriate way, including games and craft. Ignite meets during the 9:30am service in the Barn.

During the Week

Link (under 5s and parents/carers)

(under 5s and parents/carers)

Link is a group for under-5s and their parents and carers. We meet every Wednesdays from 10-11:30am during term time in the Church Hall and Lounge. You don't need to book, you can just come along.

For more details see our Family Life page or contact To see the 2022 Autumn Term dates, CLICK HERE.

Apprentice (school years 5 & 6)

(school years 5 & 6)

Usually meets once a month, 4:30pm-6:00pm. A Life Group for our older children. We play games, dig deeper into the Bible, hang out together and enjoy snacks and craft projects. For more details contact

Special Events

Our Special Events for children are pretty special! They include...

Light Party

Light Celebration

Next Sunday (30th October) we are celebrating Jesus the Light of the World! Join us for the 9:30 celebration service in church, followed by crafts and games in the Barn. At 12:30 we'll join together for a BYO packed lunch. All welcome. (This is instead of our usual Light Party).

Spring Sleepover

Spring Sleepover

An overnight stay at church usually in Feb/March for those in school years 4-6.

Holiday Club

Holiday Club

Four mornings in August with a great team of leaders and teenagers that make this the highlight of summer!


We work in our local Primary Schools delivering assemblies and classroom support. We also run creative Prayer Space weeks across Abingdon.

If you want to know more about the Children’s work at Christ Church, do contact Heather Hughes (Children’s Minister) at or Shannon McCairns (Associate Children's Minister) at You can also pick up a Children’s Leaflet from the church foyer.