028 2564 4834 office@highkirk.org.uk

Youth and Children

Clifford White – Associate for Youth Ministries
Amy Turner - Associate for Children's Ministries

Sunday Mornings


Babies and toddlers up to 3 yrs old.
9:30am (staffed) and 11:30am (not staffed).
Creche Room. Parents can use the Birney Room if needed.
The Service is streamed to both the Creche & The Birney Room.

HK Kids

Primary 2 to Primary 7.
9:30am service.
The McCaughey Hall.
Children can come into the Sanctuary for the first part of the service.

Little HK Kids

Pre-school to Primary 1.
9:30am service.
Playgroup room.
Children can come into the Sanctuary for the first part of the service.

HK Youth

Years 8 to 10.
9:30am service.
The Oasis.
Where young people learn more about God and to grow closer to each other during 9.30am service.

Sunday Evenings


For Secondary school Years 8 to 14
First Sunday of each month – Life Group
Second and Fourth Sunday of each month, 8:00pm to 9:30pm.
The Oasis, High Kirk Church.
To create an environment for young people to grow in faith and community through worship, Bible teaching, prayer and fun.


Years 12 to 14.
Third Sunday of each month, 8pm to 9:30pm.
The Oasis, High Kirk Church.
Deeper study / discussions of the scriptures for young teenagers



Parent and Toddlers up to age 3 or 4 for High Kirk and non High Kirk folks
Tuesday, 10am to 12noon.
The McCaughey Hall, High Kirk Church
Playtime for toddlers; social gathering for parents / grandparents.

Bible Study

For all Year 6 students
Alternate Wednesday 7:00 to 8:30pm, Sept – June
Games Room, High Kirk Church
To improve knowledge of the Bible and to help young people to follow it’s guidance / instructions.

Friday Night Social

Years 8 to 14
Third Friday of each month, time varies depending on location.
Location varies subject to event
Fun and fellowship – ice skating, Ten Pin Bowling, Barbecues, Bible study, Praise Evening, etc.

Saturday Night Social

Years 8 to 12
First Saturday of each month, 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Games Room, High Kirk Church
Form of Youth Club where teenagers can meet to play games, enjoy fellowship, etc.

Girls Brigade

Tuesdays (Sept – April):
• Tiny Tots – 3 years old to P1, 6:00pm-7:00pm
• Explorers – P2 to P4, 6:00pm-7:00pm
• Juniors – P5 to P7, 7:00pm-8:30pm
• Seniors – Years 8 to 10, 7:00pm-9:00pm
• Brigadiers – Year 11-14, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Held in various rooms throughout the church, subject to event.
Range of activities including badge work for young girls with aim being to lead young girls to the Lord to find true enrichment of life.

Boys Brigade

Thursdays (Sept – April):
• Anchor Boys – P1 to P4, 6:30pm-7:30pm
• Junior Section – P5 to P7, 7:30pm-9:00pm
• Company Section and Seniors – Years 8 to 14, 7:30pm-9:30pm
Generally in the McCaughey Hall and the Oasis, High Kirk Church
Range of physical and disciplined activities including badge work with spiritual principles to promote obedience, discipline and self-respect in young lives.

Other Youth Events


For 6th years
High Kirk Church
To encourage commitment and character-building and to train young people to become leaders.

Discipleship Teams

Youth groups from within church generally from Year 12 to 14
Summer: usually for 1 - 2 weeks
Various locations within High Kirk Church and then, to Europe or Africa generally
To firstly implement a joint Bible reading plan, prayer and team building and secondly, having completed the ‘discipleship journey’ to go on an overseas mission to use personal gifts for God’s glory. (assist with Summer school teaching, improving facilities, Bible studies, facilitating sports and fun times for children)

Summer Madness

For all Secondary school children (N Ireland wide event)
One weekend usually at end of June
Field in Portglenone
Fun events, scriptural teaching and studies in a camp situation.

Holiday Bible Club

For all Primary and Secondary school children from church or the neighbourhood
Annually in August for 1 week
High Kirk Church
Fun and games and spiritual teaching for all

If you would like to find out more please contact

Clifford White, Associate for Youth Ministries
E: clifford.white@highkirk.org.uk



65-71 Thomas Street
BT43 6AZ

Get in touch:

Call us: (028) 2564 4834
Email us: office@highkirk.org.uk

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