Latest update -02/01/21


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The Tenpenny Villages Benefice of Alresford, Elmstead and Frating with Thorrington

Children and Young People in the Tenpenny Villages Benefice

Children and young people are welcomed as important and valued members of our St Andrew’s church community.  They are both welcome at our services and also take part in our worship as readers, through drama & music and more recently as enthusiastic puppeteers during our All-age Worship!

Most of the work with children and young people is at St Andrew’s, but children from Alresford, Elmstead, Frating & Thorrington are all welcome.  Messy Church runs at both St Andrew’s and           St Anne & St Laurence. 


Bumps ‘n’ Babies is a delightful friendly space for expectant mums and mums with babies to meet and make new friends.  There is always a listening ear and someone ready to make cups of coffee, as well as play with the babies to give you a break!  It meets in The Hub on Tuesdays in term time from 10.30 am to 12.00 noon.

On the first Sunday in the month at 11.00 am is All-age Worship at St Andrew’s and on the other Sundays there is Discoverers for children aged 3 - 10 and Pathfinders for age 11 - 14 in the Hub after the first part of the service in church, returning at the end.  For smaller children there is a crèche just off the main worship area where carers can take the under 3s if they wish, and where the service is relayed so that they don’t miss out.  

During the week, the under 5s meet with their carers at Scramblers on Monday afternoons between 1.45pm and 3.00pm.  Giving a chance for mums and other carers just to meet up with others whilst the children and babies play, there is also a story time and songs.

On Mondays as well, primary aged children meet at 3.15pm to 4.30pm for Razmatazz Children’s Club.

During the holidays there are often Holiday Clubs or other special events for children – watch out for the next!  

The Hangout@The Hub youth group for year 6 and up currently on Thursday evenings, during term time, from 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm in the Hub.

There is also a monthly Youth Cafe Church (Fourth Sunday in the month) starting at 6.30 pm, with refreshments from 6.00 pm, which is always popular (and not just with the young people!)


Busy at Messy Church!

Consent forms for any church in the Tenpenny Villages Benefice.

Microsoft Word format (can be completed and sent by email)

PDF format (can be printed and completed)

Personal Registration and Consent Form.docx Personal Registration and Consent Form.pdf