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Kids

“And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.”

Jesus – Matthew 18:5

TBC offers a generous welcome to the children of Tonbridge. Whatever their background, they’ll find a safe place to come and play with each other. We passionately believe that Jesus speaks to and through children in a special way. So we get especially excited when He teaches the rest of us through them: using kids to multiply His mission.

Regular activities

Sunday mornings

Every Sunday

10 – 11.15am
@ Tonbridge Baptist Church

0 – 11 years

On Sunday mornings we have fun-filled, God-centred, age-specific programmes for young children, moving on from childcare for babies to more structured activities. Each of our children’s groups has the highest health and safety standards, great leaders, and lots of fun. We also have a group for children with special educational needs.

About once a month we join the morning service for 20 minutes of singing, praying and thinking about an aspect of God before the groups. Parents need to register their children before the service.

  • Crèche (0 – 18 months) – Meeting in Dove next to the main church, this is a safe space where the very young can be looked after while their parents are at church.
  • Beginners (18 months – 3 years) – Moving on from crèche, with some structured activities and some open play, it’s church for the very young meeting upstairs in Tyne & Mersey.
  • Adventurers (3 – 5 years) – With story time, singing, craft activities and open play, pre-schoolers have fun with their friends and learn about Jesus in Derwent.
  • Club Sunday (5 – 11 years) – Club Sunday runs alongside our morning service, from 10am – 11:15am and includes a mix of physical activity, craft, singing, teaching, quizzes, prayer and small group time. Led by enthusiastic leaders and their very own worship band, primary school children can learn about Jesus through craft and sport. For year 6’s there’s also a discussion stream as they prepare for Basecamp.

All Age Sundays

Various

10 – 11.15am
@ Tonbridge Baptist Church

Open to all

All Age services are held throughout the year during our morning service when we all meet together for a time of singing, praying and thinking about an aspect of God. Check our calendar for when these fall.

Little Stars

Monday (during term time)

9.30 – 11.30am
@ Tonbridge Baptist Church

Open to all

If you have a baby or pre-school child to care for, then join us every Monday morning in term time at 9:30 – 11:30. Meet new friends, have coffee and chat while the children play. Mums, dads, grandparents or carers – all are welcome.

Activities include toys, bikes, climbing frames and slides, craft, puzzles, a book corner, singing and instruments. There is also a safe baby area.

£1.50 per family includes refreshments.

The Girls’ Brigade

Fridays during term time

School years 1 – 6

The Girls’ Brigade is a youth programme committed to transforming communities and enriching individuals through God’s revolutionary love. The programme includes numerous activities, but they all have the same aim: for children and young people to discover what it means to experience and share life to the full. Meeting term time only.

  • Explorers – Years 1 – 3 meet from 4:45 to 6:15pm
  • Juniors – Years 4 – 6 meet from 6:20 to 8pm

For more information about Brigades, contact the TBC office.

The Boys’ Brigade

Fridays during term time

School years 1 – 6

We believe that we learn the most through risk and curiosity. The Boys’ Brigade provides a safe place to get children and young people together to learn and grow through fun activities. They’re empowered and challenged as they’re given responsibility appropriate to their age and ability. Meeting term time only.

  • Anchors – Years 1 – 3 meet from 4:45 to 6:15pm
  • Juniors – Years 4 – 6 meet from 6:20 to 8pm

For more information about Brigades, contact the TBC office.

Holidays and Events

Throughout the year our Children’s teams run special events, including Christmas and End of Term parties, a Light Party, Holiday Club or Summer Fun during the summer holiday and a Children’s Weekend Away in the Spring.

For more information speak to

Sarah Jennings

Children’s Worker & Elder – Beyond TN10
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