Fishes Club is a Sunday-morning club for kids to learn about the Christian faith through many different activities.

fishes club at st and re's church whissendine rutland
Fishes Club members make decorations for the church Christmas tree.
Fishes Club meets on the 1st and 2nd Sundays of each month at St Andrew’s Church on Main Street. On the 1st Sunday, during the 11am Communion Service, children leave the main service after the first hymn and meet in an annex room and then rejoin the main service for the communion (the club therefore lasts about 30 minutes). The 2nd Sunday of each month is a Family Service, which is for people of all ages and provides an opportunity for the whole congregation, kids and adults, to get involved with a craft activity, music, prayers and collection.

Fishes Club welcomes all children aged 3-12, though younger children do come with their parents. We learn about the Christian faith through many different activities – we have already performed a play, looked at real locusts (some brave people even ate one), set some frankincense and myrrh on fire to see what it smells like, done lots of crafts and had a Christmas Party. We also contribute to the activities in Feat Week with a fun treasure hunt.

Some Sundays we sing, we always have a story of Jesus or people in the Bible and we find out things we never knew. We have a lot of fun. We go outside in the church grounds when the weather is warmer. We are learning that everyone is important in the church, so we celebrate birthdays both for the younger people and the grown ups who help.

Adult helpers
Alexandra Martin
Julia Brookes
Michele Evans
Avril Watchorn
and our younger leader is Emily Martin

(All adult helpers have been DBS checked and have training in working with children.)

Do come along and join us. We have more than 20 children in Fishes Club and there are typically half a dozen kids from the village at the club each week so there will be someone you know.

The programme up to Christmas 2015 may be viewed here.

For more details or a chat about what we do, please contact Julia Brookes by email or call Whissendine 254 or speak to any of the leaders.