A Church For All Ages

St Budeaux Parish Church
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For the Very Young

Photo of PlaytotsPlaytots meets on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:30am - 11:30am at St Budeaux Church Community Hall during term time. The group meets in the Lower Hall on Tuesdays and the Upper Hall on Fridays. The Hall is on The Green just off Crownhill Road and there is plenty of parking.

Playtots is for for mums and dads, babies, toddlers and pre-school age children. There are lots of toys, craft and stories, refreshments and good company.

Contact Lyn Crews to join

email: early-years@st-budeaux-church.co.uk

Tel: 01752 706728

For the 10:30am worship on a Sunday morning a crèche area with toys is provided for very young children. Here parents can supervise their children in an enclosed area whilst still being able to see and hear and what is going on in the main body of the church.

For Children

Photo of Junior ChurchJunior Church is a practical learning and worship based experience for children aged 4-10. We usually meet in the Church Hall, where the focus is on creative learning and fun. Our aim is to support and encourage the children as they experience God personally, and grow rooted and established in their local church.

Young people are highly valued at St. Budeaux and recognised as important members of our church who already make significant contributions today. This includes their participation in our all-age services (held once a month) as well as their input in the junior church puppet team.

Godly Play Club for 4 – 11 yr olds meets on Tuesdays from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm in St Budeaux Church Community Hall.

Godly Play is an imaginative approach to storytelling using 3D figures and materials, followed by some wondering about the story, then choosing some artwork and finishing with a feast!

It is a wonderful way for children to explore their own spirituality and encourages them to use their curiosity and imagination to experience the mystery and joy of God. (Jerome W. Berryman, founder.)

The club (which is now in it's 7th year), runs in term time from September to May. For more information please contact Lyn Crews.

Tel: 01752 706728 or email: early-years@st-budeaux-church.co.uk

FROGs is our club at St Budeaux Foundation School and has been running on Mondays straight after school for over 10 years. There are refreshments, lots of games and fun, lively Christian songs, Bible Stories and prayer, and a prize game to end with, as the children and leaders learn together to Fully Rely On God.

Frog Squad points, volley ball, the children praying, the dog biscuit games, noise and quiet, big questions, wink murder, splat, Ace Foundations, the Custard Cream Song, God being with us - these are just some of the classic FROGs ingredients. Oh, and it is free!

For Young People

Identity Youth Church meets at 10:30am in the Hall every Sunday apart from the first Sunday of the month when we are at Turning Point. Whenever there's a fifth Sunday, we do it more as a social event where we just play games and talk etc. 'It is a brilliant mix of fun activities and helpful bible teaching' for young people of a secondary school age. Its aim is to give them courage and confidence to live out their Christian faith in today's world.

The name Identity comes from our hope to help everyone discover who they are as people completely loved by God and to see what a difference that makes. It answers questions like "who am I?" and "how can I live life to the full?"

For All

Photo of Fun on the Green

This in an annual event which takes place on a Sunday in early summer. It begins with an open air informal service on the Green followed by fun and games, entertainment and free refreshments until 3:00pm.

The games and entertainment vary from year to year but usually include a bouncy castle, craft, a BBQ and face-painting, plus many traditional games.

Apart from our main fun event of the year, Fun on the Green, there are many other opportunities for the church family to relax and enjoy themselves. Over recent times they have included

  • Skittles Evenings
  • Barbecues
  • Beach Parties
  • Quiz Nights
  • Barn Dances
  • Shared Meals
  • Children's Parties
  • Sporting Events
  • Film Nights
  • Pamper Evenings

and many more...

Photo of Soup LunchWe provide a lovely homemade lunch for all the community - a bowl of soup and roll (plus free refill), homemade cake and unlimited tea and coffee.

Plenty to do - browse the Jigsaw Library and have a go at the quiz while you eat.

All for £3.00 with children's meals half price.

Soup Lunches are on the last Wednesday of the month from 12.15 until 2.00pm at St Budeaux Church Community Hall.

For Adults

We recommend belonging to one of our small groups. These meet once a week (or some groups meet once every two weeks) and are a great way for people to meet together and work through what it means to be a Christian today.

A typical number would be 5 to 12 adults.

A typical evening would start at 7.30pm in someone’s home. Most groups follow the 4 “Ws.”

  • Welcome – everyone is welcome (the only people who are a pain are the one’s who think they know everything - if such people still exist).
  • Worship: after refreshments, time to stop to pray and look towards God.
  • Word: we look at the Bible – probably the readings from Sunday morning, ask all sorts of questions, and talk about how to apply it all in our lives today.
  • What next: we pray for each other, for events coming up, for ways of reaching out to others who might be interested, and also in our prayers try to listen again to what God is saying to us.

Some groups have great parties, and somewhere along the way there is a lot of fun and laughter, even though, as we know, life is not always easy. The people in the groups are not there because they think they are special but because they want to get to grips with this thing we call faith.

They are open to anyone who wants to give it a go! The only people who are barred are the ones who think they know everything.

CAMEO stands for: Come and Meet Each Other

And that is what we do. Every Monday at 10.30am

We chat over coffee. We sing praise songs and have a time of prayer, followed by a speaker or a discussion based on Christian subjects.

Photo of Wives GroupThe wives Group meets on alternate Wednesday evenings in the Church Hall between 7:30pm and 9:30pm. This group has now been running for 50 Years.

The group has speakers or fun evenings. New members would be very welcome.

For more details contact Molly Hunt - Tel: 01752 783625

Our group welcomes anyone over the age of 50. We aim to encourage people out of their homes at least twice a month. We meet on the first and third Friday of each month.

Our meetings start at 2.00 pm in St Budeaux Community Hall. We invite speakers on various topics, entertainment groups and enjoy coach outings, plus entertaining ourselves (on occasions).

We occasionally indulge in Cream Teas, go out for Christmas Lunch and end the year with a Christmas Tea.

Our afternoons always include tea/coffee and biscuits, and a sales table offering books, homemade marmalade and various items to raise funds.

There is a £1.00 entrance fee to cover expenses or an annual fee of £5.00. There is also a 50p raffle which is optional.

More information can be obtained from Maureen Blackler by using the general form on the Contact Us page.

We seek to care for the needs if the more elderly. Home visits can be arranged.

Joanna Bound supports Freshfields Nursing home in a chaplain's role and takes a service monthly and visits weekly. She is available to support both residents and relatives.

2014 saw our first carol service there.