Explorers children aged 7 - 11 years beginning with an opening 'ice-breaker' activity and a time of teaching.

They then move into small groups to take part in rotated activities which include Bible exploration, creative prayer, craft, and team games.



Explorers - All About Explorers

 A Sunday group for children aged 7 - 11 years
 Explorers meet in the large hall during the 10.30am morning service

 Activities include:


  • Welcoming 'ice breakers'
  • Creative Bible storytelling
  • Craft
  • Theme related play
  • Team challenges
  • 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 (with the exception of those in years 5 and 6 with parental consent to de-register themselves at the end of each session).
 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.


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! 






Explorers - Teaching Programme - Autumn Term 2018 Sunday Teaching


Autumn Term 2018 – Sunday Teaching for

ClimberClimbers and Explorers Chest




What makes your heart dance?

2nd September - 9th December 2018

Ages 3-11 years - Christ Church Orpington

Autumn Term 2018

Sunday Teaching


Series Aims

To teach the children about Jesus’ priorities for God’s kingdom and how we too should follow his example. Looking at the qualities we should cultivate in our hearts ​and how we as Christians should help those on the fringes of society and in need of our help. How to face difficult issues with love Learning that we can have faith in God’s unlimited love and power


Sunday Theme
2 SepFriends and Heroes
9 SepTaking Notice
16 SepWhat do you say?
23 SepAll Age Worship Holiday Club Reunion
30 SepGod Unlimited
7 OctAll Age Worship All Age Harvest
14 OctUnexpected Answers
21 OctPower Games
28 OctFriends and Heroes
4 NovAll Age Worship Film and Light Party
11 NovAll Age Worship Remembrance Day. Sunday Serving
18 NovChristingle Practice
25 NovThrough the Looking Glass
2 DecChristingle Practice
9 DecChristmas Parties/ Christingle
16 DecAll Age Worship Sunday music serving
23 DecAll Age Worship All Age Crib Service
25 DecAll Age Worship Christmas Celebration
30 DecAll Age Worship


Dates for your Diary


Save the date!


Christ Church Orpington Holiday Club Reunion 2018, 23rd September 9:30 am - 12:00 pm please join us for a fun morning with… Crafts and Activities, Altogether time with songs and drama. Not forgetting… Breakfast & Refreshments


Sunday Serving!

Sunday ServingOnce a month when there isn’t an All Age Service, our Explorers, and Pathfinders will join with our adult congregation and serve alongside them. Climbers will run as normal. There are many opportunities for our young people to serve and use their gifts and talents as part of our church family. Please contact Jo Gavin for further information.


Light Party

 Light Party
4th November, 4.00 pm - 6.00 pm
There will be crafts, a treasure hunt. S’mores and sparklers, songs and all-together time followed by jacket potatoes and refreshments!
Christingle Our Family Together Morning and Christingle rehearsal will be on 8th  December with the Christingle Service being held on Sunday 9th December, 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm, a time of celebration where we remember the birth of Jesus. On Sunday 16th December, at 6.30pm it’s our Carols by Candlelight Service.

For further information contact:

Jo Gavin, Children’s Minister jo@ccorpington.org,

Carol Bisley, Children’s Ministry Administrator, carol@ccorpington.org,

or the Christ Church Orpington, Office Tel: 01689 871601


Welcome Pack 

 PDF Format (368kB)


Medical Form

 PDF Format (57kB)



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


Please contact Carol or Jennie

useful contacts

Joanne Gavin

01689 836172
Children's Minister

Andy Goddard

01689 871601
church administrator

Carol Bisley

01689 871601
children's ministry administrator

Andrena Palmer

youth and community minister

Jennie Mapp

parish disclosure officer

Martin Hiett