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 - Spring Term 2019 Sunday Teaching


Spring Term 2019 – Sunday Teaching for

ClimberClimbers and Explorers Chest

Spring 2019


"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love"

1 Corinthians 13:13

6th January - 21st April 2019

Ages 3-11 years - Christ Church Orpington

Spring Term 2019

Sunday Teaching


Series Aims

The teaching this term looks at the Baptism of Jesus and then Paul's letter to the early Christian Community about belonging, being valued and loving in a distinctly Christian way. The session will aim to:

  • Remind us of the central importance of the resurrection to our faith
  • Help us to work out the practical implications of being a Christian
  • Invite us to explore the mystery of what happens to us when we die


Sunday Theme
6 JanFriends and Heroes
13 JanSurprising Voices
20 JanSunday Serving / One Spirit Many Gifts
27 JanOne Body, Many Parts
3 FebLove is...
10 FebHold Firmly to the Message
17 FebSunday Serving / For this life only?
24 FebSession details to follow
3 MarMoving towards Lent
10 MarGrowing through Lent
17 MarSunday Serving / Growing in Confidence
24 MarUnderstanding Suffering
31 MarAll Age Worship Mothering Sunday. Sunday Serving
7 AprFriends and Heroes
14 AprAll Age Worship Palm Sunday
21 AprAll Age Worship Easter Sunday. Holy Communion


Dates for your Diary



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.


Get Connected, Get Creative - A fun-filled morning with different  creative worships learning about made in the image of God! For all church primary children - reception to year 6 inclusive. Saturday 23rd February 2019. From 10 am to 12 noon. At Jubilee Church 157 Southlands Road, Bromley BR2 9QZ. Cost £3.50 per child - Cheques made payable to Churches together in Orpington or cash. Booking forms available shortly 


BackPackers Holiday Club 2019

Provisional dates:

Opening Service 21st July,

Club dates – 24th July – 26th July

At Backpackers children will travel with Jesus as he arrives in Jerusalem and explore the events of his last week on earth – helping them to understand his journey to death and his glorious resurrection. Please do consider helping, it’s great fun and very rewarding!


For further information contact:

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

or the Christ Church Orpington, Office Tel: 01689 871601


Welcome Pack 

 PDF Format (368kB)


Medical Form

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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 Cuthbertson

01689 836172
Children's Minister

Anna Carey

01689 871601
church administrator

Jennie Mapp

Asst parish disclosure officer

Andi Smith

07736 304680
Youth Minister