Child safeguarding: every one of our team of staff and volunteers are DBS checked and vetted, and are trained in child safeguarding. This is to ensure the safety, wellbeing, and flourishing of all the children and young people at Ascension. If you’d like to read or ask more about child safeguarding, please take a look at our safeguarding page.
Here’s the lo-down on all that goes on with the children and young people at Ascension…
Sparks are the wonderful 0-6 year-olds of Ascension, who make up a big and vital part of our church family. Coming in Autumn 2020 there’ll be exciting new activities – online and physical as is appropriate – for the Sparks and their families, involving story, song, play, and puppets! There are some terrific resources already available on the Ascension YouTube channel, like Puppet Praise and Pyjama Prayers, so head over there right away! Please feel free to get in touch with Luke our Curate and kids lead for more info.
Kids at Ascension in school years 3-6 make up Blaze, and they are in many ways the life and soul of the Ascension party. As well as participating and leading in the wider life of our church, they meet up together every Sunday morning at 9:30am on Zoom to play games, catch up, pray for each other, and get more involved with God. There are some exciting (and slightly crazy) social events coming up for Blaze in Autumn 2020, so keep your eyes peeled. Please feel free to get in touch with Luke our Curate and kids lead for more info.
Youth Church is made up of none other than the fabulous young people at Ascension of secondary school age. Youth Church meets every Sunday at 4pm on Zoom for a whole hour of off-the-scale levels of fun and enjoyment. They compete in games, get stuck into the Bible, and pray for each other. Youth Church loves to socialise and build relationships with each other, and with friends from outside of church, so there are social events every term. Follow our Instagram @ascensionyouthchurch or get in touch with Philip our Youth Minister to stay updated. The Youth Church leaders also produce an incredible videocast exclusively for Youth Church parents, called YOU AND YOUR Y*UNGP£RSON, available on the Ascension YouTube Channel.