September 2020: NEW!
Do you have a baby who is not yet walking? Would you like to meet up with other parents and babies during school term-time?
We are starting Abbey Baby Club on 15th October 2020 so that parents with young babies can meet in a supportive environment at a time when many baby groups and activities cannot operate due to the COVID crisis.
When? 10 – 11am Thursday mornings
Where? Abbeydale Community Centre
Cost? £2 per family
We have to operate subject to rules about social distancing and therefore have a strict limit on the number who can attend, so if you would like to come, please use the link below to book. It would be helpful for continuity if you could book for 6 sessions, although we will not ask you to pay for sessions that you find you can not attend. Payment can be by bank transfer (we will send you the details by email or text, as you prefer) or by cash when you attend (exact money, please).
September 2020: While we cannot currently meet as Abbey Tots due to COVID restrictions, we are posting weekly song and story sessions on Abbey Tots’ Facebook page, and one of our team will respond to messages to the page, so please have a look at that. As soon as we can restart Abbey Tots safely face-to-face, we will!
Do you look after a baby or pre-school child? If you would like to meet other parents and carers at friendly sessions where your children can learn to play with others, then Abbey Tots is for you. We encourage a sense of belonging, not just attending.
There is space and equipment for the more and the less active children and we also offer a simple craft activity most weeks and include a short Bible or other story and singing time where we sing “Happy Birthday” to any child who has a birthday that week.
We have special sessions to celebrate Christmas, Easter and to say goodbye to children going up to school. Our team of volunteers (Charys, Liz, Rachel, David, Jill & Jo) would love to meet you, but it would be helpful if you would ring on 07788 110602 or email firstname.lastname@example.org before you come along for the first time; as we are usually full so run a waiting list.
10 - 11.30am (term-time) Thursdays at Christchurch, Wheatway, Abbeydale
We love children with us when we gather on Sundays at Heron School as the wider family of Abbey Church, so come along and enjoy a loving welcome. Since March 2020, we have been unable to gather face-to-face so our service is being broadcast at 3pm on Sunday afternoons via the Abbey Church Facebook page.
Where to find Abbey Baby Club
Abbeydale Community Centre is on Glevum Way, down the hill from Morrisons. There is a large, free carpark if you need to drive.
Where to find Abbey Tots (when we re-open)
Christchurch, Abbeydale (GL4 5EQ), is the church building on the roundabout where Heron Way meets the Wheatway (opposite Morrisons). If you are driving, you can access Christchurch car park from the Wheatway. (but please drive to the far end of the car park to park for safety reasons; Christchurch members and other car park users often use the area nearest the entrance).
We were previously the Wednesday Noah’s Ark group and we ran at Hillview Evangelical Church, Hucclecote. This is a church from which Abbey Church was established (check out ‘About Us‘).
Get in touch
If you’d like to know more about Abbey Tots, then just email email@example.com or ring 07788 110602.