Kids mid-week Groups


Puppet Group

The puppet group meets once a week in term time on Wednesday afternoons from 4:30-5:30pm

in The Lantern and is open to all ages from 9 upwards.

We have a fantastic selection of 'muppet-style' rod arm puppets, plus a whole range of props as well!  

We use our puppets throughout the week in a variety of different ways - in the various mid-week children's groups, at local schools, on Sundays and at special events. Children love our puppets and respond to them almost as to real people. We very much see this as a 'ministry', as we seek to communicate the Good News of Jesus in a variety of different ways and styles to different ages. All are welcome to come and have a go and see whether this is something for you.


Kids Club & The Zone

If you have children at in school years Reception-Year 6, they're in for a treat! Kids Club on Thursdays runs straight after school with optional pick up from Merley First School. A fun-filled, action-packed time of games, craft, funky songs + Bible story, plus snacks! 

3.30 - 5.30pm Every Thursday in term time @ The Lantern. Cost £1:50 per child.

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