Children aged 3 - 7 years enjoy a variety of fun activities, interactive Bible stories, puppets, craft and theme related play. 
Children are placed into small groups during sessions to look further at the Bible story, pray and share in a way suited to their age group.


Climbers - All About Climbers

 A Sunday group for children aged 3 - 7 years
 Climbers meet in the small hall during the 10.30am morning service

 Activities include:


  • Welcoming 'ice breakers'
  • Creative Bible storytelling
  • Craft
  • Theme related play
  • Small group Bible talks
  • Praying and sharing
 Registration takes place in the cafe area from 10.15am. Parents will be issued with a 'Registered Child Card' for safekeeping and for return when collecting their child at 12.00pm.
 Families then move into the church where an Altogether Time at the start of the service sets the scene for the children's groups.
 Parents are encouraged to sit near the front of the church with their children during the Altogether Time before accompanying them to their group.
 On Holy Communion Services (first Sunday of every month) registration begins at 10.15am but children go to "Outburst!" in the halls at 10.30am


Children are the responsibility of their parents/carers before going into their groups and after collection from them. Please ensure they are kept safe whilst on the premises by supervising them before and after sessions. 
Thank you! 




Climbers - Teaching Programme - Summer Term 2017 Sunday Teaching


Summer Term 2017 – Sunday Teaching for

ClimberClimbers and Explorers Chest

Jacob and Judges

"Many plans are in a person's heart,

but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails " Proverbs 19:21

23rd April - 23rd July 2017

Ages 3-11 years - Christ Church Orpington

Summer Term 2017

Sunday Teaching


Series Aims

  • To teach that God is faithful to all his promises.
  • To understand that as Christians we will keep making mistakes and fail to love God as we should.
  • To teach that God faithfully saves those who are sorry for their sins and helps them to live for him.
  • To understand that God uses us to carry out his plans despite our weakness, pride and failures.
  • To understand that the Christian life is a process of learning to trust entirely upon God’s grace in Jesus rather than our efforts or abilities.
Sunday Theme
23 AprJacob - Deceiving
30 AprJacob - Dreaming
7 MayOutburst!
14 MayJacob - Deceived
21 MayJacob – Trusting God
28 MayAll Age Worship
4 JunOutburst!
11 JunJudges – Ehud the Unlikely
18 JunAll Age Worship Father's Day
25 JunJudges – Gideon the Small
2 JulOutburst!
9 JulJudges – Gideon the Great
16 JulJudges – Samson the Sinner
23 JulAll Age Worship Holiday Club Sunday


Dates for your Diary



outburst is our monthly combined session of lively praise!  Including testimony, drama, craft & activities, it is held every first Sunday of the month in the halls at 10.30am – 12.00pm. 


For more information contact:  Sharon Russo 




Save the date!

Guardians of Ancora: Treasure SeekersWe are planning to run our annual Holiday Club Guardians of Ancora - Treasure Seekers with our Opening Service on 23rd July and the Holiday Club Running 26th - 28th July. Starting with the birth of Jesus and ending with his resurrection, this holiday club gives children the chance to hear the gospel for themselves and invites them to consider their own response.


Holiday Club is only possible each year through the dedication and commitment of a team of wonderful volunteers. Please do consider being part of this fantastic event this year. For further information please contact me.

For further information contact:

Jo Gavin, Children’s Minister,

Tracy Van Rooyen, Children’s Ministry Administrator,,

or the Christ Church Orpington, Office Tel: 01689 871601


Welcome Pack 

 PDF Format (247kB)


Medical Form

 PDF Format (55kB)



Parents/Carers are welcome to join our rota of helpers! DBS registration with the church is required beforehand


Please contact Tracy or Jennie

useful contacts

Jay Colwill

01689 870923

Joanne Gavin

01689 836172
Children's Minister

Andy Goddard

01689 871601
church administrator

Tracy Van Rooyen

01689 871601
children's ministry administrator

Andrena Palmer

youth minister

Jennie Mapp

parish disclosure officer