Children's message, Salisbury URC

Children and youth are active participants at Salisbury United Reformed Church.

We gather with our families for worship, and enjoy a Children’s Message up in the front, something special just for us, before heading downstairs for Junior Church activities with our teachers (all DBS approved).

During the service we sing and pray. Sometimes we children and youth are asked to read from the Bible. Sometimes we are actors in dramas. Often we make decorations to beautify our church sanctuary.

On Communion Sundays we start in the Church Hall with activities, and then join the rest of the congregation for communion. We are all welcome to have bread and juice, no matter how young or old we are, as long as it is okay with our parents.

It feels special to be full participants in our Church Family!
We hope you will come join us.

Here is information about our regular activities, and notices about special children and family events.

Lundie Award Presentation

On Eco-Sunday we gave thanks for the guidance of our young people encouraging our Church to move towards gaining Eco-Church status. Alex and Alice were presented with the URC Lundie Award by Wessex Synod’s children’s & youth officer, Ruth White. They inspired us with their concern for the environment expressed in a statement of faith […]

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Children's Work Poster

Junior Church is back!

Our Junior Church resumed on Sunday, 12th September.  We meet as a Junior Church in the hall with safety precautions in place. We are very excited to welcome everyone back!      

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Parents, Carers and Teenagers

Parents and carers of teenagers can be tempted to think that they have no influence in their teens’ lives anymore.  Nothing could be further from the truth! We know that you want to encourage and equip them in their crucial role as they help their teens find where God is in the midst of it all, understand who God is, […]

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Alex & Alice, Lundie Award Winners!

UPDATE…. Alex and Alice are being presented with the Lundie Award during worship on Sunday, 12th September. The award will be presented by Wessex Synod Children’s & Youth Development Officer, Ruth White. *******   Alice and Alex, two members of our Junior Church were thrilled to hear recently that they have won the URC Lundie […]

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Izabela heads to Zanzibar!

In July 2022, Izabella will be travelling with over 30 other students and 2 teachers from Wyvern St Edmunds school to take part in a community volunteering project in Zanzibar, through a company called African Adventures. They will be travelling to Tanzania and then across to the island of Zanzibar for 12 nights in Africa. […]

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God’s Garden – a poem by Alice

This is God’s garden, he wants us to care. He also has asked, ‘Could we manage to share?’ God’s words plant a seed in our mind And he really wants us to try and be kind. Jesus was sent to help us all out. We can help all God’s creatures if we speak out. The […]

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Recycle with Alex!

Alex shared about his faith in worship. He spoke about recycling schemes which raise money for Wiltshire Air Ambulance and Medics to Malawi. Read on to find out how you can help to make a difference.  Scroll down to read the full text of Alex’s Statement of Faith (which he has been asked to share […]

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Lent bags

We are delighted to send all our Church families a bag of items, which we hope they will enjoy throughout Lent and Holy Week. There are lots of suggested activities to do, including baking Easter biscuits, making a clothes peg donkey for Palm Sunday and a ‘palm twizzler’ to wave. They also contain palm crosses […]

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Bethlehem Today Nativity

Our Junior Church found a new way of presenting their Nativity service this year.  Parents filmed the children at home acting their parts and these were cleverly edited into a longer film.  The format was a TV new broadcast, with the participants being interviewed by ‘Bethlehem Today’ reporter, Adam Adamson.  With the addition of backgrounds […]

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Children's Work Poster

Faith With Under Fives

During lockdown the URC and other providers have offered a variety of training opportunities.  Several members of Salisbury URC have attended these sessions.  Two of the recent courses have made videos of the key speakers available for everyone to watch. The URC Safeguarding Symposium addressed the formulation of a five year strategic plan for  safeguarding.  […]

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Synod Day Out May 2022

The date and venue are fixed!  (yes, it’s 2022, not 2021) The day will be filled with activities, worship and fellowship. Put the date in your diaries now! Date:  7 May 2022 Venue:  Hollycombe Steam, Iron Hill, Liphook, GU30 7LP The Synod Trust has provided a grant of £10,000 to facilitate the day and keep […]

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Creating a home worship space & stained-glass window

Gathering around a computer, smart phone, or television can feel less than holy. These spaces are usually for work time or relaxing time. In order to make this an intentionally sacred space, here are a few ideas: If possible, use a dedicated space and surface, such as a table or shelf. In the middle of […]

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Safeguarding

Safeguarding-Policy-Salisbury-URC-website-(updated June 2021) A signed copy with all names and contact information for Safeguarding Officers is posted in the church. We take safeguarding seriously at Salisbury United Reformed Church.  

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Youth

Upcoming Youth Events… Worship Youth often participate in Sunday worship as readers and actors when there is a drama.    

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Junior Church

Junior Church is special time for children at Salisbury United Reformed Church.  The time is filled with interesting stories, fun (and sometimes messy) activities, singing and art. Junior Church meets during the worship hour on Sunday mornings, 10:30-11:30 am. We are certified as a ‘Child Friendly Church’.  All teachers and aides have DBS clearance. Families […]

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