Kirkpatrick Memorial Presbyterian Church

Activities for Children & Young People

Because we believe that children and young people are a vitally important part of the church family we have a range of activities specifically for them.

Below you find:

  • A brief description of each organisation
  • The normal meeting times
  • A person to contact with any queries you may have about the particular organisation
  • Term time dates for your diary for this current year


Parent and Toddler group

A group of women from the church run this activity as a service to families in our community with pre–school children. The Parent and Toddler group is a safe and welcoming environment for children to play while adults have an opportunity to get to know other mothers, fathers, child–minders, grannies, etc.

We provide lots of good quality toys, as well as some directed activities for the 2–3 year–olds. Each morning, while the children have juice, tea/coffee is provided for the adults. Feel free to call in and join us.  

Thursdays, 10–11.30am, in the church hall. 

See here for more info or contact : Cherith Shine  9047 2324


The crèche does just as it says on the packet! It looks after the pre–nursery school children on Sundays during the morning church service. Because crèche volunteers help regularly on a rota basis, they get to know the children under their care well. 

Parents are welcome to sit in the crèche with their children for a time until they feel confident about leaving them to go into church. Strict rules are enforced regarding children’s safety and well–being. Ask to see these if you wish.

Sundays, 10.45am–12.10pm, in the church hall.

Contact: Julie O’Rorke 07739 014 550 


Sunday Club & Bible Class

Both organisations meet on Sundays during the morning church service. Sunday Club caters for children from age 3 up to Year 7. Bible Class caters for young people from Year 8–Year 10. Our aim, in both organizations, is to see our children and young people learn a lot about Jesus and be inspired to follow him. We encourage this by teaching Bible stories, singing, drama, craft, quizzes, games, etc. Our leaders frequently meet for training and lesson preparation, and each one is committed to the aims of the organization.

Sundays, 11.00am, in church

Contact: Sunday Club: Leanne Howe, 9058 1789 / Bible Class:Richard and Naomi Reaney, 077 1630 1821

Boys’ Brigade

We have Anchor Boys and Junior sections (catering for boys from School Year 1 to the end of Year 7).

The aim of the Boys’ Brigade is the advancement of Christ’s kingdom among boys and young men. We have a dedicated group of leaders who hope to pursue this aim by facilitating a program of games, crafts and Bible teaching.

Mondays, 6.30–7.45pm, in the church hall.

Company Section for boys from 11–18 years. As BB leaders want to continue to invest in the lives of our young people as they move out of our Junior BB.  Through our Company Section we look forward to teaching the older boys about Jesus Christ and ensuring the boys have lots of fun at the same time.

Online registration is available via the ‘Register Now’ tab on our homepage

Mondays, 7.30–9.00pm, in the church hall.

Contact: Gareth Walls, 9080 0544

Girls’ Brigade

We have Explorer and Junior Sections (catering for school–age girls from 4–11 yrs). The aim of the Girls’ Brigade is to encourage girls to seek, serve and follow Christ. We have a committed and gifted group of leaders who hope to pursue this aim by delivering a stimulating program of games, crafts and Bible teaching. 

Tuesdays, 6.30–7.45pm, in the church hall.

GB Extra – This year we are again having GB Extra for those girls in Year 8–10. More information is available by contacting: Joanne Drain (078 0268 4862) or Carol McMaster (078 0138 5465)

 Registration for girls wanting to attend GB or GB Extra will be available via our homepage ‘Register Now’ tab.

Contact: Janice Armstrong, 078 6539 9658


This growing group caters for young people from 11–18 years.  They meet for games, sports and other activities, either in the church halls, or at pre–arranged outside venues.  There usually is a talk relating to some aspect of the gospel.  The young people have fun together and have opportunities to hear of, speak about and get involved in learning what it means to support each other and to be a follower of Jesus Christ. 

Fridays, 7.30pm, in the church hall (unless alternative arrangements, see the Church Calendar) doors don’t open till 7.25! 

Converse has a closed Facebook group for keeping you updated with what’s happening next. Click here

Contact: Steve and Sharon Karayiannis,  077 4033 7586

District Youth

District Youth is a group that meets on Sunday evenings at 7pm.

Those from Year 11–Year 14 are welcome to join us as we meet for games, food and bible study; seeking to chat about how the life and death of Christ shapes our own lives and how we can reflect Him in all we do.

Each week at the home of Dan and Emma unless alternative arrangements have been made.

Contact: Dan and Emma Kerr 07794 175 033

Child Protection

Please note that Kirkpatrick Memorial follows the Taking Care Child Protection Policy of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland. All the leaders of children and youth activities in our church have been subject to the appropriate vetting procedures before taking up their responsibilities with children and young people.