Children & Young People

Sunday Club | Little Lights Baby & Toddler Group | 4forAll

Friday Frenzies | 4th Durham (Gilesgate) Scouts

Sunday Club

Sunday Club banner made for the Mother's Union Festival, 2016

Sunday Club banner made for the Mothers’ Union Festival, 2016

11.00 | Sunday service | St Giles’ Church

Sunday Club at St Giles’ meets during the 11am service, except during school holidays and on the last Sunday of the month, (when it is our 4forAll service). Children of all ages are welcome to join us as we explore stories from the Bible with lots of fun and creative activities. Sunday Club lasts about half an hour, after which we rejoin the adults to share what we have done and join in the rest of the service. If you’re new to St Giles’ or just visiting, and would like to come to Sunday Club, speak to one of our welcomers who will introduce you to the Sunday Club team.


Little Lights Baby & Toddler Group

Sunday School09.30 – 11.30 | Every Tuesday & Thursday | St Giles’ Parish Centre

Age Range: 0 – 4 Years
£1.80 per child including snacks, £2 for two or more children.
Contact: Pru Ferguson

Little Lights is St Giles’ baby and toddler group. We welcome all families or carers and children, whatever their faith or none into this safe and comfortable environment which gives parents a chance to catch up together while children play in a structured, well resourced and attractive area inside our fabulous church building.

The sessions are supervised by fully trained and qualified DBS checked staff who are also members of the church community. Most of us are parents or grandparents ourselves so we can be a reassuring ear for people with newborn babies who want to share their concerns or just chat about their week.

Little Lights was founded seven years ago as an expression of the church’s  commitment to everyone in the community. We value every child and parent equally and have some quality, relaxing, shared fun time together with the babies and toddlers. Every new child is welcome and the drinks and snacks are freshly made and suitable for all  tastes.

In 2013, Little Lights was voted into the top 3 parent & child groups in Durham by members of Netmums! We look forward to welcoming you to the group. Please email any enquiries to Pru at the address above.


Little lights4forAll

16.00 – 17.00 | Last Sunday in the month (Except July & August) St Giles’ Church

4forAll is our wonderful friends and families service which takes place at 4pm on the last Sunday of each month (except July & August).

4forAll is around an hour of interactive worship involving song, stories, crafts, prayer and refreshments. 4forAll is an ideal way for children and families to experience church, especially if you haven’t been before!

4forAll is open to everyone and popular with all ages and backgrounds. We sing and dance, hear about tales from the Bible and enjoy a party tea. Every 4forAll is a celebration!

Read more about 4forAll here


Friday Frenzies

15.30 – 17.30 | Friday (during school term) | St Giles’ Church Hall

Friday Frenzies is the youth group run at St Giles. Friday Frenzies is run by DYFC and involves a drop in and social enterprise for school years 6-8. Friday Frenzies after-school club has been going really well! We generally use the first half of the session for games and activities, and the second half of the session to talk about issues to assist young people thrive.

Read more about Friday Frenzies here


4th Durham (Gilesgate) Scout Group

427712_363655703657473_1333976869_nSt Giles’ is home to 4th Durham (Gilesgate) Scout Group who meet in Gilesgate Primary School.
Beavers (Ages 6 – 8)  | 17.45 – 19.00 | Wednesday
Cubs (Ages 8 – 10)     | 18.30 – 20.00 | Thursday
Scouts (Ages 10 – 14)| 19.00 – 21.00 | Monday
Explorers (Ages 14+) |19.30 – 21.30 | Tuesday
Find out more about 4th Durham (Gilesgate):
Twitter: @4thDurhamScouts