Children and youth
Messy Church mentioned above, held once every six weeks, is run by a team of church members.
Urban Saints, for 7-11yr-olds currently 25 members another for 11-16 yr-olds with 13 members, staffed mainly by Church members, but children not affiliated to the church. The older group get involved with fundraising events for the Deanery Mission Project as well as activities such as assisting with Messy Church and occasional Family services – eg presenting the Nativity play for 2014.
Ignite held once a month in Bridgwater with 11-16 yr-olds across the benefice attending. Our 11-16 yr old youth from the benefice attend this also. A group from Ignite also attends Soul Survivor each year.
Spree is a weekend youth camp for 8-14 yr olds organised by SW Urban Saints.
Open the Book is also run by a group from St Mary’s within Nether Stowey Primary School once a month. It is led by one of the Readers. It would be good to see this begin in the other two primary schools in the benefice.