Bourton on the Water
with St James', Clapton on the Hill
part of the Benefice of Bourton on the Water with Clapton & the Rissingtons
Children and young people are welcome in church at any time and at any of our services. In our newly reordered church we have a small room with glass doors facing into church at the back, so if you get restless during a service, there is usually a warm space to retreat to either for a time out or to read or play (for big services, or when we are having lunch together after a service, children's activities will usually be laid out in the north aisle).
For babies and preschoolers, we have a toddler group called BumblebeeZ
In addition, on the first Sunday of the month we have a shorter morning service suitable for all ages but with a particular emphasis on our younger members. On the second Saturday of the month please join us for Breakfast Church at 9am.
We have a Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy which you can get from the Rector or view here. All concerns regarding the safety and well being of children should be referred to the Rector or to our nominated Parish officer, Linda Powell.
For primary school aged children, Chris and Gill (who run our children's parties) have just started The Light Group during Communion Services on the 2nd and 4th Sundays. We meet in the meeting room after the first reading and rejoin the service at the Peace. There will also always be a quiet children's activity set up at the front of the north aisle during 11am services.