Children and Youth

Children and young people are welcome in all of our Churches. There is a Junior Church during the morning service at Sprowston Methodist, a Sunday school fortnightly at Gage Road, and Children’s worship twice monthly at Saint Cuthbert’s, Saint George’s have children’s liturgy during term time at 10.30am Mass on Sundays.

Saint George’s run a preparation programme for children and their parents for First Holy Communion each year from October to June. Children should be in Year 3 or above.  They have a group of teenagers who fundraise to help homeless and who have helped at soup kitchen in Norwich.  They also have a large and committed group of young people who are Altar Servers (about 35 in total). Young people who have made their First Holy Communion are invited to join the team. No upper age limit,  and older teenagers are included in their readers’ rota.


Church Groups

Boys Brigade at Sprowston Methodist

The 4th Norwich Boys’ Brigade is a Christian organisation, and meet on Wednesday evenings during school term time from 6.15pm.

Our programme is based on the 5 areas of Body (games, physical activity), Mind (activities and puzzles to challenge the mind), Community (learning about helping at home, community life etc), Creativity (arts and crafts) and Spirit (learning about the BB, the church etc), working towards badges. However our emphasis is on having fun, whilst learning, and over time helping the boys to develop, grow in confidence, and learn about themselves and others.

If you have a boy aged 5 –18 who is interested in joining please contact Stephen on

The Box at Sprowston Methodist

Free Youth group for 7-17 year olds. With a free hot meal, games, activities, tuck shop, and discussions about life and faith.

Every Thursday (including School Holidays) 6:45pm-8:15pm.

Contact Kirsty at for more details.

Messy church at Sprowston Methodist and Saint Cuthberts

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What is it? Messy Church is free fun for all the family… and is proving to be popular.

Messy Church is hosted, at Sprowston Methodist, Saturday teatimes – 5.00pm to 7:00pm – on the following dates through 2018:

7th July 2018

6th October 2018

8th December 2018

On the below dates we will have a Messy Church Picnic at noon, please bring a picnic lunch.

12th May 2018

8th September  2018

Who is it for?
It’s for all the family. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult.

What will we be doing?
We start at 5pm and have a variety of theme-related games and crafts; coming together for activities, songs, a short prayer and a Bible story; there’s an evening meal. ‘Go home’ time is around 7pm.

Will it cost me anything?
No! Messy Church is completely free, but you can contribute by leaving a donation if you wish.

We look forward to seeing you all.

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Independent Groups

Rainbows at Sprowston Methodist

Every Monday in term time 4:30pm – 5:30pm

For girls aged five to seven – Rainbows is exciting, messy, friendly and a lot of fun!

Brownies at Sprowston Methodist

Every Monday in term time 5:30pm – 6:30pm
For girls aged seven to ten – being a Brownie is an adventurous journey that girls take with their friends.

Sprowston Youth Cafe                                                                                                                       Run by SYEP (Sprowston Youth Engagement Project).

Sprowston Youth Cafe for 13 to 18 year olds.
This is held in the St Cuthbert’s Centre every Tuesday from 7.00pm-9.00pm, there is a tuck shop, crafts, xbox, pool, Wii, table tennis, air hockey.
For more information contact Revd Simon on 01603 426492.

Beaver Scouts at St George’s

Beavers are usually aged between six and eight years old, though they can be as young as five and three quarters.

Wednesday 5:45pm – 6:45pm for full details

Cub Scouts at Saint George’s

Cub Scouts are young people aged between 8 and 10 1/2, who make up the second section of the Scouting family, between Beavers and Scouts. Wednesdays 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Scouts at Saint George’s

The Scout Section is for young people, usually aged between 10½ and 14 years. A young person can come into the Troop at 10 and may stay until they are 14½ years old. The Scout Troop is the third section in the Scout Group, above Beavers and Cubs.

Fridays  7:00 – 9:30pm

Explorer Scouts at St George’s

Explorer Scouts are young people, usually aged between 14 and 18 years old. They make up the fourth section of the Scouting family after Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.

Tuesdays 7:00- 9:00pm