Our vision is to see children and families encounter Jesus and explore faith together

Children’s Sunday Groups at St.Andrew’s

We want all children and their parents/carers to know that they are loved by Christ. We aim to provide safe, fun and exciting learning environments for them to do just that. All our leaders are DBS checked and are identifiable by the lanyards they wear.


Up to age 2. A safe and fun place for young children to play under the supervision of their parent/carer during the service.


(Jesus and Me) – Age 3 to school year 2. We share Bible stories, craft activities, singing and games.


(Jesus’ Kids) -School years 3-6. We share Bible stories, craft activities, sing songs and sometimes share food.

Family Pit Stop at St Matthew’s

Family Pit Stop is a space within the Parish of Hornchurch for families to play, pray, learn, grow, have fun, eat, stop and think together.
From the smallest to the tallest, together we’ll unpack heavenly ideas for our every day in a fun and inspiring way.
There’se a theme each month like Gratitude, Rest, Worry and Celebration.
Families come in all shapes and sizes and yours is welcome.
Ideas come in all shapes and sizes, a mix is great.

Session starts at St Matthews with refreshments at 3:45pm but come for a play first in Hacton Lane Playground from 3pm if you fancy beforehand.

We’ll have a shared meal around 5pm. Jacket potatoes provided.

An RSVP is not essential.
If anyone in your family has any additional needs please let us know how we can accommodate them. Contact us via email familypitstop@hotmail.com.

Join the team:

Do you have a passion for seeing children encounter Jesus? We have a whole range of opportunities for you to get involved, and we would love  to hear from you. Click here to email the Parish Office