St Barnabas Church, (Picture, Ark)

Children/Youth @ St Barnabas Church, Swanland

Our work with children and young people is organised in a network of small age-specific groups, linked together under the care of a children and youth leadership team.


Groups and Times

Sundays 10:30 for 10.45am: Mini-Bs (0-4s) Barneys (4-11s) & FLAME (11+)

Mondays 7:30pm: GLOW & BRIM

Tuesdays 10:30am - 12 noon in term time: Cygnets (pre-school group).


SUNDAYS:  Mini-Bs, Barneys/ FLAME (10.30am)

Barney's & Co - On Sunday mornings most weeks pre-school and primary-age children meet for part of the service in separate groups called Mini-Bs (0-4s, creche) and Barneys (4-11s, hall). This is especially for children to encounter God through music, games, drama and other fun activities.

FLAME (Forever Living And Made Eternal) is a separate group for years 6/7 and above which meets in our dedicated youth room for part of each morning service.



Holiday Club - this took place over 10 hours at February half-term for some years 'til 2012.



Cygnets (0 to 4 year olds) -


TUESDAYS in school term time (except 1st and last week of term), 10.30am-12 noon

For pre-school & toddler 'Cygnets' and their significant 'swans' (parents/ carers). For adults who care for small children to meet, support and encourage each other, while the children have fun, make friends and learn about God and his world in a safe and friendly setting.

We start at 10.30am with 45 minutes of free play, with free tea and toast/ bagels (plus coffee for adults and juice for children!) then we have a song time with a story from the Bible along with a simple craft linked to the story.


Good facilities and toys for all ages - and everyone is very welcome!


There is no charge but a small donation (suggested £2 per family +50p for extra children e.g. with a childminder) is gratefully accepted.






GLOW (School Years 7-9)

A home-based small group which meets on Monday evenings in term-time. We appear on the youth page too!

Office posted the article on Wednesday, 26th May 2004 at 2:43pm
Article updated on monday, 8th january 2018 at 10:47am