Children and Families at the Lantern

Sunday Mornings

We desire to help our children not just have head knowledge about Jesus, but to have real, living relationships with Him. Through our times together on Sundays, we aim to help them become well connected to Jesus (and know this every minute of every day), know their identity in Him, and be empowered to live for Him and make a difference for Him with their lives.  We have different groups for different ages. The groups listed below are what we have at the 9:15 service.  The 11am tends to have a lot fewer families and so there tends to be one group for all children with toys available in the service for under 4's.  We hope this will grow in time and more groups will be available at the 11!

Tots' Church - (0-3 years) 

Tots' Church is a safe place for our littlest ones. It is a time where they will be loved and prayed for, and can have fun playing, singing and learning about how much God loves them.  Tots' Church meets every Sunday in "The Kids' Room" (off main Church) - usually going out after the first part of the service.

Mini-Church - (3yrs - Reception)

Mini Church is a time where our little ones can play together and, through singing, craft and Bible stories, grow in learning about who Jesus is, and how to talk and listen to Him and pray for others. Mini Church takes place in "The Meeting Room" when the children go out of the service.

Kids' Church - (School years 1-6) 

Kids' Church is a fun, fast moving programme including worship, Bible teaching, games, activities, discussion, application and prayer. We seek to enable the children to encounter God: knowing Him as their loving Father, the Lord Jesus as their friend and Saviour, and the Holy Spirit as the one who empowers them to be all He has created them to be.

Kids' Church meets every Sunday in The Hub (just across the car park) - after the first part of the service.

Children's and Families Worker

we are recruiting

The Lantern Church, Merley | Registered Charity Number: 1137810

Chichester Walk, Merley, Wimborne, BH21 1SN

The Lantern Church is part of the Canford Magna Team Ministry here in the Diocese of Salisbury alongside:

Canford Magna Parish Church & St Barnabas Bearwood