Children and Youth

Children and young people are important to us. We aim to create an environment which is safe, fun and nurtures their relationships with each other and Jesus. We want to see them reach their potential and be part of unlocking their destiny.

Children and Youth

Connect with Jesus

At Gateway Vineyard we believe children and young people are loved and valued by God. We meet together every Sunday morning and in different ways within the week. Our vision is that they would know who God has made them to be and to connect with Jesus as their friend and King as they grow up. Becci Bell is our Kids Pastor and Lauren Fearn is our Youth Pastor, leading teams of volunteers across the sites.

As a church, we prioritise safeguarding, not just as a legal requirement, but as an extension of the value Jesus placed on caring for children (Matthew 18) and vulnerable adults. We have a team approach, including a safeguarding lead, deputies, administrators and a named Trustee who oversee the safer recruitment and training of all staff and volunteers working with children, young people and vulnerable adults, as well as the management of safeguarding across our sites and groups, according to our safeguarding policy.

Children and Youth

Sunday Morning Groups

Kids – We have a children’s programme called Planet Kids for children in primary and pre-school ages at both of our Sunday morning sites.

Youth – Sunday mornings the youth meet in the youth rooms at both Central and the Chapel sites. We catch up on our weeks, learn from the Bible and pray together. 

Children and Youth

Groups that meet during the week

Youth – we want to create spaces where young people can have fun, encounter the love of God and be fueled to make a difference in the world. 

Every other Friday night youth meet at our Chapel location to play games, hear a short and relevant talk and pray. We also have midweek groups for youth in years 10+, social events happen throughout the term and every summer we head to the Dreaming the Impossible youth festival.

If you’d like to know more, or to meet someone from the team, you can email us on


Girls’ Life Group – for any girls in school years 4, 5 & 6, ‘Daughters of the King’ meets one Saturday a month at The Chapel, from 10.00am to 11.30am. For more information, please email

POLOs (Parents of Little Ones) – Tuesdays 10.00 to 11.30am (during term time) at the Chapel. A place to bring your 0-5s to play white a whole host of toys so you can meet other parents, eat cake, have a hot drink and chat!


Baby Jam – Wednesdays 10.00 -11.00am (during term time) at Harford Community Centre. A music group for babies to pre-school children. We aim to have 20-25 minutes of popular rhyme time/action songs followed by cake and coffee for parents and healthy snacks for the children. Baby Jam is open to anyone with little ones who would like to make friends.