Youth & Children

Children and young people are a hugely important part of our church life. We believe in nurturing faith in children and teens who are already part of the church family, equipping them to love God in worship, each other in a fun community, and the world around them - from their doorstep to the other side of the world. We also want to share God's love with the other local children and young people, helping them to begin loves of discipleship as well.

We adhere to all current safeguarding procedures. For more information do contact our Safeguarding Officers via the Church Office.


On Sunday all ages gather to worship. At St Matthew and St Oswald's 10.30am service there are groups during the service for children and young people. We want this to be a time of worship, learning, fun and friendship that enables them to love out their faith in the rest of their lives.
  • There is a parent-led creche for under 2s
  • Twinkles for ages 2-5
  • Fun Followers for ages 6-11
  • Tea and Toast for secondary school children