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


Summer Term 2018 – Sunday Teaching for

ClimberClimbers and Explorers Chest

I Am ... ... You Are, Holy People in an Un-Holy World


22nd April - 15th July 2018

Ages 3-11 years - Christ Church Orpington

Summer Term 2018

Sunday Teaching


Series Aims

This term’s teaching is in two parts, the first comes from the Gospel of John exploring who Jesus is and what that means to those who choose to follow and obey Him. Jesus is the good shepherd and he knows His sheep. Just as Jesus loves so we are called to love, just as Jesus is the truth we are called to share this truth. We do not do this alone but with strength from the Holy Spirit.  The theme throughout is truth, belief and belonging and this leads to the second part of this series which is Paul’s letters exploring what it means to be a Holy people in an unholy world.


Sunday Theme
22 AprThe Good Shepherd
29 AprThe Vine
6 MayLove each other
13 MayJesus prays for his disciples
20 MaySunday Serving - Pentacost
27 MayHalf term movie
3 JunShining Jesus' Light
10 JunUnseen is eternal
17 JunAll Age Worship Fathers Day
24 Jun2 Corinthians 6: 1-13
1 Jul2 Corinthians 8: 7-15
8 Jul2 Corinthians 12: 2-10
15 JulEphesians 1: 3-14


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.



Save the date!


We are planning to run our annual Holiday Club TEAMBUILDERS with our Opening Service on 22nd July and
the Holiday Club running 25th - 27th July. The children will encounter stories from both the Old and New Testaments that
illustrate what it means to work together. These stories help the children focus on the value of teamwork in life and, in particular,
as a community of people journeying with Jesus. In addition, the children will meet Jesus and discover what he did for them
and how they can become part of Jesus’ team.

Don’t forget to put the date in your diary and if you can help please let me know – it would be fantastic if you could join our team! We are in need of Table Leaders working with 7 - 8 children and assisted by a young person, it’s great fun and you have the opportunity to walk alongside the children as they discover more about Jesus!

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

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 and community minister

Jennie Mapp

parish disclosure officer

Helen Doyle


Carlin Doyle