Youth Activities

Christ Church has an approved Child Protection Policy and a Children’s Advocate.

Girls Brigade outside Church

We offer a wide range of activities for children and young people at Christ Church both as part of the family of the Church and in separate groups sponsored by the Church.
10.45am Family Church Service where all ages are welcome.
A crèche is provided for the very young but parents may keep their children in Church if they wish.
Footsteps (3 – 6 years) and Seekers (7+ years) are part of our Junior Church who meet in their own rooms after sharing in the first part of the service in the Church. Contact Anne Durnford 01473 727790
Faith Explorers – meets each Sunday, for older children and young people aged 11+.
About twice a term during each school term, a
10.45 am service takes the form of a Parade
Service, including young people from the various organisations. These services are very interactive!
17th Ipswich (Turret Green) Scout Group meet during term time.
Beavers 6 – 8 years from 5.45 – 7.15 pm
Cubs 8 – 11 years from 6.30 – 8.00 pm
Scouts 11 – 14 years from 7.30 – 9.15 pm
The Scout Group is sponsored by Christ Church and its name of Turret Green is a reminder that it was formed more than 75 years ago at Turret Green Baptist Church, which is now part of the fellowship at Christ Church. Boys and girls are welcome to apply to join.
Contact Group Scout Leader, John Rockett
For information on the Scouting Movement go to
Tots + meet from 9.30 – 11.30 am during term time.
Tots + provide a meeting point for parents and small children (0 years – school age) where the children can enjoy meeting others and engage in play and various activities while the parents socialise and enjoy coffee provided by the ‘Church Grandmothers’. This is a very popular group which now takes over the whole of the ground floor of the Christ Church halls!
Contact Jo Robertson  01473 424033.
1st Ipswich Boys Brigade and 7th Ipswich Girls Brigade meet during term time.
1st Ipswich Boys Brigade

Anchor Boys 5 – 8 years 6.15 – 7.30 pm
Contact Kathy Lankester 01473 729778

Junior Section 8 – 11 years 6.15 – 7.45 pm
Company Section 11 – 18 years 6.30 – 9.00 pm
Contact Captain Paul Wilmot 01473 726996

Object – The Advancement of Christ’s Kingdom
Amongst Boys For information on the Boys Brigade go to

Tacket Street Boys Brigade Old Boys Association  
 – see Adult Activities
7th Ipswich Girls Brigade      anniversary pictures
Explorers 5 – 8 years 6.15 – 7.30 pm
Juniors 8 – 11 years 6.15 – 7.30 pm
Seniors 11+ years 7.00 – 8.30 pm
Motto – Seek, Serve and Follow Christ – through
Fun and Games, Arts and Crafts and Helping Others.
Contact Captain Anne Durnford 01473 727790 or
For information on the Girls Brigade go to
Guides, Brownies and Rainbows meet during term time
2nd Constable Rainbows
5 – 7 years   5.00 – 6.00 pm
Contact Judith Hovell 01473 710833 or
8th Ipswich Brownie Pack
7 – 10+ years   6.00 – 7.30 pm
Contact Bex Boyton 07973 215648 or
8th Ipswich Guides              
10 – 16 years   7.00 – 8.30 pm
Contact Ruth Strudwick 01473 809553 or
There is often a waiting list for Brownies and Guides! 
For information on GirlGuiding go to
Or for local information go to