For Young People
We have a lively youth church with a wide range of ages represented.
Coffee & Kids
We run a toddler group called "Coffee and Kids" on Mondays at Stroud Baptist Church Hall In Union Street, Stroud (opposite the Farmers' Market).
All babies and toddlers welcome, with their parents or carers.
The group runs from 10am - 12 noon. Soft drinks and biscuits provided as well as a play area, crafts and story time.
Young people are welcome to all our services and we provide special facilities for them and their parents.
During the morning service we have a crèche for younger children. Parents can accompany their children to the Church Lounge which has a view of the main church body so they can still feel part of the congregation. It's also great for nursing mothers.
We regularly have services designed for the whole family too. For these family services the children remain within the church throughout the service. We also have family communion once a month and young Christians are encouraged to join in sharing the bread and wine with the consent of their parents, guardians or youth leader as appropriate.
Visiting young people are very welcome to join in the crèche. If you are new or unsure what to do please ask a steward or any member of the congregation.
The church has useful facilities for parents and their children.
The church is very aware of its responsibilities in caring for young people.
We have a very active, published, Child Protection Policy. This prohibits anyone working with young people who has not been police checked and accepted by both the Church trustees and the church members as being suitable for that role. The Church trustees (the deacons and minister) are themselves police checked and appointed by the Church.
The Policy also has guidelines for looking after young people in our care and all our youth team are familiar with this guidance. We also have designated Young People's Advocates who are available to young people if any problems arise.
If your child regularly attends our youth activities without you being present then you will be asked to fill in a brief form which covers emergency and other information needed by the church to properly care for your young person.
If you have any questions or concerns please ask our youth team, or any deacon or steward. We shall be happy to help.