Young People

Here at Guildford URC, we have a range of activities throughout the week that are aimed at our children and young people.
Know someone who’d like to join? Get in touch with us here!

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Our Children and Families worker, Nicky, is on hand to welcome you to our children, youth and family activities.

Get in touch to find out more or for answers to any questions, she will be happy to help. Email [email protected].

GURC works in partnership with Saint Nicolas Church, down the hill on Bury Street, and Nicky’s role covers both churches. Whether Nicky is running a group at GURC or Saint Nics, anyone is welcome to attend, no matter which church you regularly attend or if you don’t attend church at all!

For more children’s activities, based at Saint Nicolas, please follow this link.

Weekly activities

Rainbow club

Rainbow Club runs during our Sunday morning services at 10.30am in the Jubilee Room.  The children share in the first 15 minutes of the service before leaving for Rainbow Club.

Rainbow club is an opportunity to explore the bible story in a creative way through making, baking, playing, music and storyboxes.

This group is open to children up to 11 years old.

We look forward to welcoming you soon.

Little GURCkins

Little GURCkins runs from 10 – 11:30am, excluding Bank Holidays, in the Main Hall. 

Receive a warm and friendly welcome from Nicky, Heather, Jackie and Brian who run Little GURCkins at Guildford URC.

Refreshments, including tea and coffee are available for adults and children alongside a wide range of toys and a craft activity.

After tidy up time at 11:15am we sit down and enjoy singing nursery rhymes together.

 

Do I need to book?

No! Just turn up on the day and sign in. 

Do you have baby changing faciliites?

Yes! Located on the middle floor of the building near the south entrance.

Is there free parking available at church?

Yes! free parking is available during your stay, please use the white bays only.

How do I access the main hall?

When entering the building, please come to the front of church, Portsmouth Rd side and walk around to the right-hand side of the building and through the door. On entering the building go right to enter the hall.

Do I have to pay?

No! There is simply a suggested donation of £1 to cover cost of drinks and snacks.

Messy Mondays

Messy Mondays runs during term time after school at 3:30-4:30pm in the Sanctuary.

Messy Mondays is for children aged 7 and under accompanied by a parent carer. If you enjoy Messy Church, Messy Mondays is a mini version of this. 

Nicky is on hand each week to welcome you. The group is themed around a bible story and begins with a craft, followed by a story and refreshments for adults and children. We then finish with a music session and a chance to have a go with instruments.

This activity is free of charge.

 

Movers and Shakers

Movers and Shakers runs during term time after school at 3:30-4:30pm.

Children aged 7 and under are invited to join Gillian, our director of music, in the Choir Room with their parents/carers to sing a variety of songs and have a go with a range of instruments.

If you would like to find out more please contact Gillian on 07941644496.

This activity is free of charge.

 

Monthly activities

or check out our Calendar!

Pizzas@8

Pizzas@8 runs on the last Friday of the month in the Lower Hall from 7:30-9:00pm.

Pizzas@8 aims to empower young people to create a youth group that works for them.

We want to encourage young people to create a space that is for them and reflects who they are.

What happens at Pizzas@8?

The clue is in the name ‘Pizzas@8’ but we meet at 7.30 usally to eat and make pizza!

Making pizza, chatting, playing games, thinking and having fun together.  We usually go out once a term for an activity for example, bowling, go karting etc.

Open to School Years 7 and above.

Little Fishes

Little Fishes is for pre-school children from 0 – 4 years old with their parents.

Little Fishes happens on the last Friday of each month at 11:00am in the Sanctuary.

Refreshments are available on arrival and throughout the morning. Singing, story, play, making simple crafts and sharing lunch together.

You are very warmly invited to share lunch with the group, there is always lots of food to share and if you would like to bring something to share, that would be lovely!

Messy Church

Messy Church is worship for all-ages young and old alike.  We have lots of fun, make music, share stories and think together, make lots of different crafts and finish each Messy Church with a meal for everyone.  We especially enjoy making some of the food that we eat in our shared meal.

Messy Church is a joint activity with our partners at Saint Nicolas Church on Bury Street and as such changes location each time.

Messy Church usually takes place on the first Saturday of every month, 4-6pm, at Guildford URC or Saint Nicolas Church. Please see image for dates and locations for 2024.

Café Church

Café Church takes place on the last Sunday of the month from 4-6pm sitting around tables to worship, chat, make, do and – most importantly – share food together.  Café Church is shaped to be for all ages together.

Holiday Club

Holiday Club is tonnes of fun for school years R – 6 in the summer holidays. Every year we have a theme across 5 mornings where we play games, get crafty, hear stories and sing.

This year Holiday Club will run from 29th July – 2nd August. Watch this space for more information and how to sign up after Easter.

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