VKids + Youth

VKids Ministry for Ages 0-11

Our vision is that our children come to church and have fun, build real friendships and learn what it is to be a follower of Jesus. Those who love and serve God, one another, and the world in which they live.


VKids offers a weekly programme for kids from birth to primary school age along with special events and camps throughout the year. Kids get to learn about God’s love for them in fun, safe and engaging space.

We have specially trained, DBS-checked volunteer teams, all of whom have a real heart for children and families. Look out for our amazing VKids Team in their bright aqua blue T-shirts!

Safeguarding Policy

To get regular emails about all that is going on in VKids, make sure a parent/carer is signed up to ChurchSuite

If you’d like to chat Manny Garcia or any of the team, send us a DM via Social Media or email us.

Looking forward to meeting you!

Manny Garcia,
Children, Worship + Families Pastor

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0-12 months

BABY ROOM – opens at 10:15

This is a stay-and-play room where you can drop in and out, or spend the whole morning in! It is a space aimed specifically for babies aged 0-12 months (over 1s are more than welcome as well if they’re not quite ready to settle in The Studio).

We’ll have a team member to welcome parents/carers and their little ones. Most weeks at around 11:15, a VKids team worship leader will come and play a few songs. We hope you feel at home here.

12+ months

STUDIO – Opens at 10:15

The Studio, located in the Sports Hall building, is for pre-schoolers (12 months +). You are welcome to come into the room with your child to settle them if you need to. This is a room full of toys, games and activities, with an engaging programme that includes singing, craft, and bible stories.

Primary School Age

GYM – Check-in opens at 10:15

The Gym, also located in the Sports Hall building, is for primary school aged children. They can choose to join one of our Activity Groups for the morning: Lego, Art and Craft, or Sports. We worship together, play games, read stories from the Bible and have a lot of fun!

There is also a Quiet Zone with some sensory activities.





Year 5 + 6

GYM – Check-in opens at 10:15

Kids in this age group will do their teaching session together but for the rest of the morning they are welcome either to hang out in the Going Deeper tent or join in the activities of other groups.

Important Note: please send your child(ren) in with a water bottle.

We provide a snack during the teaching time (a choice of banana, satsuma or raisins, then the Going Deeper group also get popcorn and graze bars). If your child has any allergies, please do let us know when you check them in. We look forward to meeting you in VKids!

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Youth Ministry for Ages 11-18

Our vision for SWLV youth is simply for our young people to build relationships with God and each other. Everything we do is aimed at going deeper with God and building friendships with one other.


Sundays Together

Youth Church runs every Sunday morning from 10:30 – 12.00

We start with a pretty decent breakfast of pastries, fruit, and juice before catching up with one another, looking at the Bible, playing games, and maybe heading out to the 3G pitch for some sport.

Friday Night Youth Club

Second Friday of the month – Ashburton Youth Centre, Westleigh Avenue, Putney.

Our hope is that our young people know and encounter the transformational power, love, and presence of Jesus. We are building a community founded on prayer, worship, the Word of God, and lots of fun!

If you’re somewhere between 11—18 we’d love to see on Fridays, and if you have any friends who might like to come, please do invite them too! There is always plenty of snacks, pizza, games, pool, table tennis, air hockey, and Nintendo Switch. Come and hang out with us!

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We want to build a space where our youth can find real friendships and learn what it is to be a followers of Jesus who love and serve God, love and serve one another, and love and serve the world in which they live. So we meet regularly to enable lots of time together:


Dreaming the Impossible National Youth Festival (DTI)


bowling, high ropes courses, DTI Roadtrips.


Friday Night Youth Club


Youth Church

We want every young person we meet to know that they are an integral and a valued part of church. To get regular emails about all that is going on in Youth, make sure a parent/carer is signed up to ChurchSuite

If you’d like to chat to Alex Grimaldi do get in touch.

Looking forward to meeting you!
Alex Grimaldi,
Youth + Community Outreach Pastor

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