Children are welcome at all of our events, and the following are activities specifically arranged for children.

With the easing of Covid restrictions groups will open gradually, please revisit from time to time as we open up.

Toddler Group

Toddler Group

Holy Cross Toddler Group is for any child and Mum, Dad, Grandparent or Carer with a child under 4.

We have a "cupboard full of toys" for the children as well as activities and light refreshments!

Join us - Tuesdays and Thursdays 9.45 to 11.45 am in term time - Holy Cross Church, Bearsted.  To keep up to date with changes, see our Facebook page.


Seekers is the name for the Holy Cross Sunday School. The children, aged 4 1/2 to 10 years, meet at 10.15am at the Memorial Hall in Manor Rise when a New Way Service is on, currently the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month. Please contact the office for further details.

The aim is to introduce the children to the Christian faith in a safe and fun environment with a range of activities, craft, games, music and stories.

Messy Church  - Currently Suspended

Messy Church celebrations are held at  Holy Cross Church one Saturday every other month from 11am to 1pm. 

For 2020 Messy Church will be on 22nd February, 4th April, 13th June, 19th September and 21st November.  

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Lighthouse Club

Lighthouse Club will be running again at Thurnham Infant School early in 2022 (date to be advised), where we will look at different biblical themes and values using bible stories, crafts and games.

Thurnham Lighthouse Club is for anyone in Yr 2.  It is held at Thurnham school from 3:15pm to 4:15pm. Do join us!

Junior Choristers

Photo from Christine TateWe welcome young singers from the age of seven upwards.  Junior choristers sing, learn about music and their role in church worship.  They join the full choir as they become ready. The choir is affiliated to the RSCM, and choristers follow the RSCM training scheme. The younger members of the choir make an important contribution in special services and weddings.  Choir practice is at 7.30pm on a Friday evening.