Sunday Groups

A creche for pre-schoolers and groups for children in Reception – Year 6

ABC Playgroup

A friendly baby and children's group for anyone looking after 0–5 year olds

Holiday Clubs

Each year we have two holiday clubs for primary school age children

Pulse

After-school club for Primary School children, their parents and younger siblings

Junior Band

For children in Years 3-6 (aged 7-11)

Bridge Racing

A slot-car racing club for dads (and other adult male carers) and their children aged 7+ using Scalextric digital cars and track

Sunday Groups

Children’s groups meet in the Church lounge during part of every Sunday Morning Service – apart from the first Sunday of every month when we have an “All-Age” Service. These groups are led by a team of volunteers from the Church, who all have enhanced DBS clearance.

Little Diggers (supervised creche for pre-schoolers)

Little diggers serves the parents of the youngest in the church by allowing them to hear the Word of God without interruption and distraction whilst knowing their children are safe. It also serves the babies and young children themselves, by providing them with a secure and fun place for them to play and begin their journey within the church family. Each session begins with a short Bible story and fun activity followed by plenty of time to explore the toys!

Seekers (reception – year 2)

In Seekers the children learn about Jesus through stories from the Bible, crafts, games and more!

Discoverers (years 3–6)

In Discoverers the group leaders aim to teach the children about the Kingdom of God and how to follow in the ways of Jesus, in a way that they can understand and relate to. Using a range of activities, the children have fun exploring the Bible together.

ABC Playgroup

We meet every Thursday during school term time from 9.30-11.30am in the church lounge.

There are lots of toys and also painting, playdough, and a craft activity. There is coffee and tea available for parents from 9.30-10.30am, followed by a drink and snack for the children at 10.45am before a song and story time. Parents and Carers are encouraged to join in with the children and to make new friends.

ABC Playgroup is run by a team of volunteers, all with enhanced DBS clearance, from Hailsham Parish Church. We believe that the good news of Jesus that we find in the Bible is for everyone. If you have any questions or would like to find out more please come along and ask any of the team (who have badges on).

Have a look at our recent events page to see what we got up at the Easter Party!

We meet regularly to pray for the group. Please do let us know if you have anything or anyone that you would like us to pray for.

For those of you that have asked, here is our recipe for the ever popular playdough…

1 cup of flour
Half a cup of salt
2 tbsp oil
2 tbsp cream of tartar
1 cup of water
Food colouring

  1. Put all ingredients into a large saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Stir continuously until the mixture becomes firm
  3. Remove from heat and take the dough out of the saucepan to cool
  4. When cool, wrap the dough in a plastic bag and place in an airtight container
  5. Store in the bottom of the fridge.

Holiday Clubs

Coronavirus Update

2020 Easter Underwater Adventure Holiday Club – Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th April

Following on the advice of HM Government and the Church of England,
we have decided, along with other churches, to suspend public services/meetings
until further notice.

As a result we have had to make the difficult decision to cancel this Easter 2020 Holiday Club. However, we do still hope to go ahead with our Summer 2020 Holiday Club. Watch this space for details.

Each year we have two holiday clubs for primary school age children: Easter Explorers and the HPC Summer Holiday Club.

The large team of leaders, who look after the children, help them to learn about God whilst having lots of fun. Activities include crazy games, craft, music, dramas, bible story, team challenges and much, much more!

Previous Holiday Clubs

Pulse

Pulse is our after-school club for Primary School children, their parents and younger siblings. Pulse starts with crafts, snacks, playdough, board games, table football and other fun activities, followed by singing and a story from the Bible. Once a month everyone is able to share a lovely hot meal – prepared by volunteers from the Church.

Pulse meets on Tuesdays at 3.15 – 5.00pm term time. 50p per child.

If you would like more information please contact Lyn (our Children and Families Worker) on lyngooding@hailshamchurch.org

Junior Band

Junior Band is for children in Years 3-6 (aged 7-11) and meets on occasional Saturdays from 4.15 until 5.15 pm.

Children can participate by singing, playing an instrument they’re learning or playing one of our items of percussion. Most junior band sessions are linked to the 10.30 Service the following morning, in which the band lead the all-age song they’ve practised.

For more information, contact chris taylor at christaylor@hailshamchurch.org

Bridge Racing

Bridge Racing is a slot-car racing club for dads (and other adult male carers) and their children aged 7+ using Scalextric digital cars and track. The club has been in existence since November 2016 and provides an activity to enable dads to spend time with their children in a safe and fun environment. Meetings are held on the second Saturday of the month throughout the year from 7pm to 9pm.

All race meetings are held in the Emmanuel Church Hall, Hawkswood Road, Hailsham, BN27 1UG. Cost is £1 per person for the two hour session. Refreshments (tea, coffee and squash are included).

If you are interested then please just come along, where you will be guaranteed a warm welcome. Or contact Tony Roberts on tony_robs@hotmail.com for more information.