Children & Youth

We believe it is important to nurture people of all ages in the Christian faith; but we feel a particular imperative to encourage young people.

In the Benefice there are two youth groups:

  • 'Lights Up' which caters for the 11 - 16 age range and meets from 4pm - 6pm on the 3rd Sunday of the month at Eastry Church Hall. There are a wide variety of activities including games, crafts and outings. The sessions finish with a reflective time and an opportunity to think about a current issue.
  • 'Travelling Lights' meets at 4pm on the 4th Sunday of the month at Woodnesborough Vicarage and is aimed at those aged 14+. There is the opportunity for discussion and a whole variety of activities with the emphasis on having fun and growing together.

All our work with children and young people is run in line with the Diocesan guidance on Child Protection

As well as our own Church groups, we are proud of our close contact with two Church of England Primary Schools, Eastry and Northbourne and with the independent Northbourne Park School.