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 2017 Sunday Teaching


Autumn Term 2017 – Sunday Teaching for

ClimberClimbers and Explorers Chest

This is What We Do





4th September - 10th December 2017

Ages 3-11 years - Christ Church Orpington

Autumn Term 2017

Sunday Teaching


Series Aims

  • To teach the children about Christian Life through the parables taught by Jesus, looking at some key questions about God, us as his people and the life we are called to lead. Focusing on God’s faithfulness, our failures, our salvation through Jesus and the need for us to play our part in building His Kingdom not through duty but through His grace and our grateful hearts.


Sunday Theme
4 SepFriends and Heroes
10 SepFilm
10 SepAll Age Worship Holiday Club Reunion
17 SepLiving Together Well
24 SepForgiveness
1 OctAre you right to be angry?
8 OctAll Age Worship Harvest
15 OctReady to Party
22 OctThe things that are God's
29 OctHalf term - Film
29 OctAll Age Worship Light Party
5 NovChristingle Rehearsal
12 NovClimbers: A dark night.Explorers: Sunday Serving.
19 NovSettling Accounts
26 NovJudgement Call
3 DecChristingle Rehearsal
10 DecChristmas Parties


Dates for your Diary




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Christ Church Orpington

Holiday Club Reunion 2017

10th September 4-6pm

Please join us for a fun afternoon with…


  • Crafts and Activities
  • Altogether time with songs and drama
  • Shared meal & Refreshments


Doug Horley Circus Praise Party

Duggie Dug Dug Circus Praise Party

We are very excited to be hosting a Doug Horley Circus Praise Party for CTiO on Friday 29th September 6.00pm - 7:30pm, there will be aerial skills, aerial hoop, juggling, songs & lots of fun for all the family.



Tickets are £5 per person (pre-school children are free),

this includes refreshments afterward.


Tickets are available - booking forms will need to be completed, further details and forms available from either Andy Goddard (ccorpington@talktalk.net) or Jo Gavin (jo@ccorpington.org)


More dates for your diary….

  • Harvest Festival 8th October 10:30-12pm
  • Light Party 29th October 4-6pm
  • Families Together at Christmas 9th December 9:30-12:30pm
  • Christingle 10th December 4-5pm

For further information contact:

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

Tracy Van Rooyen, Children’s Ministry Administrator, tracy@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 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