Our children and young people are an important part of Stamford URC.  We see them not just as 'the church of the future' but also to be valued and cherished as part of God's Kingdom today, along with everyone else!  We were therefore delighted be awarded the Child Friendly Church Award by the URC (award renewed 2016)  - an award which recognises excellence among churches working with children. 
Criteria for the award include:
*provision for children and youth nurturing groups (0-18 years)
*opportunities for the voices of under 18s to be heard
*feedback from young people
*opportunities for children and young people to be included in child friendly services
*ongoing training and support for leaders

(Scroll down for details of our children's and young people's groups)
Creche
Our crèche children range from babies in their prams to toddlers. A range of toys and books is available for our babies and toddlers to help them learn as they play. Our crèche helpers are available at church on Sunday morning just before 10.30 am and the children leave with the Junior Church children after a short time.   

Junior Church
Our Junior Church children (3 years up) join with the rest of the congregation for the first part of our Sunday Worship at 10.30 am.They are then taken over to the Hall to continue their worship in singing, activities and learning. 
Our children's leaders are DBS checked and there are always at least two adults in attendance at each meeting of children and/or young people. 

J.A.M. (Jesus And Me)
J.A.M. (for 10 years and over) meets every month in the J.A.M. Room at the URC Hall on Broad Street, Stamford. Activities include crafts, games, DVD and discussion, finishing with drinks and cake.  See the 'What's On' page for information about the next session of J.A.M.

Shining Stars     

Held in the Hall on Broad Street at 10 am to 11.30 am every Tuesday morning during term time, Shining Stars is a Parent/Carer & Toddler Group which aims to provide a safe and welcoming environment for toddlers and their parents/carers to meet, chat and play.  Cost is £1.50 per family, per session, which includes toys, crafts, activities and refreshments.  (Photo: Chilling out at Shining Stars!)