Children & young people

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Children

Diddy Disciples (0-8 years)

As a church we are preparing to launch a new programme for babies, toddlers and young children, following the Diddy Disciples programme. Once we are up and running, Diddy Disciples will take place in the Lower Hall on Sundays from 10-10.30 am, during the first part of the Parish Mass.

First Holy Communion (8 years +)

We support children over the age of 8 to receive Holy Communion before confirmation, once they feel ready, and after attending a 6-week preparation course. 

Servers & Readers

Children are valued members of our Church family and are invited to contribute to our worship in appropriate ways as soon as they would like to do so. Children who can read confidently are encouraged to become readers at the Parish Mass. Children who wish to can join our enthusiastic team of servers.

Other Groups

Children of all ages are encouraged to engage with the whole community of Pembroke House by joining in groups such as the Pembroke Academy of Music, Into University and DT-7 Dance Group. There are also a growing number of clubs for children at the Walworth Living Room.

Young People

We are blessed with a dedicated and enthusiastic group of 11-18s at St Christopher’s and we aim to encourage them in their personal journeys of the Christian faith, to support them as valued and respected members of the Church family, and to provide space for fun, fellowship, discussion, and food! We encourage our young people to discover who God might be calling them to be and support them as a whole Church family.

Young people at St Christopher’s form a vital part of our Church family, and we are continually blessed by them as they challenge our own perceptions of faith and engage with the life of our Church. We were really excited to watch the Faith Documentary filmed by the Youth Church (with help from other members of the congregation!), as they videoed members of the congregation – young and old, big and small – as they interviewed them to find out more about their faith.

Other Groups

Young people are encouraged to engage with the whole community of Pembroke House by joining in groups such as the Pembroke Academy of Music and Into University, as well as the youth club which meets at the Walworth Living Room.

Beyond the Youth Group

We have a monthly group for Young Adults (18-30s) which meets monthly at the Vicarage for food, fellowship, Bible study and discussion.