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Join us every Sunday morning for Lighthouse.

Lighthouse is our children's programme which runs during the morning service.  We welcome all children ages 0 to 11 (school year 6) with a variety of crafts, games, bible stories, songs, worship and other activities.

The children can join us from 9:55am (before the morning service starts) each Sunday morning.  We usually get our session underway with a group or craft activity as the children arrive and register, giving them time to catch up with friends.

During the session we stay together (except Beams crèche) singing songs, listening to stories, playing games, acting our dramas, being creative and generally having fun whilst learning about our story for the week.  We have a short time where children split out into age-specific groups during the course of the morning.

At around 11:15am we join the adults and young people in the morning service as we finish the morning as a whole-church family.  Every few weeks we share what we have been up to with the rest of the church so that everyone can be part of our learning journey.

After the service we share refreshments as a church family.

Our session materials and groups

We use the Scripture Union Light resources as the basis for our sessions taking us on a journey through the old and new testaments.

Scripture Union Resources

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With the exception of our crèche children, who leave the main group to play for around 50 mins, the remaining children stay together throughout the session with a 15-20 minute age-specific activity included during the morning where the children break into their groups within the main meeting place.

Beams (crèche) - ages 0 - 3
- ages 3 to 6 (pre-school to school year 1)
- ages 6 to 8 (school years 2 & 3)
- ages 8 to 11 (school years 4, 5 & 6)

Lighthouse Groups - Beams, Lights, Waves, Harbour

Summer Sundays

During the school summer holidays in 2017, we ran a Sunday morning holiday club - Guardians of Ancora Treasure Seekers.

Summer Sundays

Session 1 - Rumours of a Saviour / Messages from Angels
Session 2 - Angels and Shepherds
Session 3
- How to Talk with God
Session 4 - The Way to the Cross
Session 5 - Jesus is Alive!
Session 6 - Walking with the Saviour

The children went on a journey to the centre of Ancora, playing out their role as Guardians seeking out the missing story treasures (Bible stories) to relight the city spires.

Our adventures included stories, crafts, games, quizzes, songs, videos, dramas and above all, great fun.

Explore Together

During Advent 2016 and Pentecost 2017, we tried out a new Scripture Union resource called Explore Together.

Explore Together

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Lighthouse joined together with the young people in Ignite for Advent and in total 45 under 18's and 9 leaders explored the birth of Jesus together.

The Birth of Jesus
2 Bible Passages, 4 Questions, 6 Explore Zones

Here are some photos of our explore zones ready for our session and some of the creations made by the children

Explore Zones

Explore Together creations

During our Pentecost session in June 2017, the Lighthouse children really enjoyed discovering more about Pentecost and sharing together.

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For more information about Lighthouse, please contact us via the church office on 01233 632739 or via email

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