Children and youth

The Parish of Basingstoke Down is privileged to be a place where so many children and young people live.

Our aim is do everything we can to teach children about God and nurture the growing faith of children and youth by providing age appropriate opportunities both here at church during Sunday worship and at many other times in and out of our church buildings during the week.

Please click on the links below to find out more

  • Open the book
    Open the book is a Bible Society project which offers primary school children the chance to hear key Bible stories.
  • God’s gifts
    In this group, we do various activities including singing, various crafts, watching a DVD, acting games, reading stories and and we like to finish off with some time to pray together.
  • The grid
    Young people face all sorts of challenges as they navigate life so we offer this group during the 10.30am Sunday service during term time to support and nurture them as a valued part of our church family.
  • The message
    Our older youth (school years 10 to 13) meet as a home group on alternate Sundays in term time from 8pm to 9.30pm.
  • The zone
    On the first Friday of each month St Mark’s Church opens up the church to young people in school years 5-8 (ages 9 to 13) to relax and meet up with friends.

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