Summer Holiday Club

What is Shipwreck Holiday Club and who is it for? 

Shipwreck Holiday Club is three, action-packed mornings of learning and fun for children aged 5-11. We’ll start each day with breakfast then spend some time altogether and in small groups exploring how deep, wide and high God’s love is. There will also be lots of songs, crafts, games and other activities to get involved with. Each child will be assigned to a small group with leaders who will look out for them and be available if they have any questions or worries during the sessions. 

When and where is it? 

Shipwreck Holiday Club is running at St Andrew’s Church in Keighley town centre from Tuesday 1st to Thursday 3rd August, 9am – 12 noon each day.  After the final session on Thursday 3rd August families are invited to join us for lunch from 12 – 1pm. 

Booking details can be found at the bottom of this page. 

Can I stay with my child? 

For safeguarding and capacity reasons we can’t let parents stay with their children unless they are a member of the team. If you’d like to come aboard and help with the holiday club please see the information about ‘Joining the Team’ further down this page.

Does my child need to be a Christian to come? 

Not at all, but you need to be aware that this is a Christian holiday club which will include Bible teaching, worship songs and prayer. We want to give children the opportunity to find out about the Christian faith and explore their own beliefs. There won’t be any pressure on children to do or say anything they’re not comfortable with. 

What if my child can’t be there every day? 

That’s fine – just put on the registration form which days you expect your child to be attending. 

Do I have to pay? 

No – it’s free!

If you would like to contribute to our costs you are welcome to give a donation here or in person when you drop off/collect your child.

Will food and drinks be provided?

Yes – we’ll start each day with breakfast and will have a mid-morning snack of drinks and biscuits. We just ask that your child brings a water bottle if possible, as that makes things easier and avoids spillages.

On the last day we’re inviting families to come along from 12-1pm and join us for lunch. Details will be sent out nearer the time.

Booking Information

Please click on the link below to complete a registration form. Please note that the person completing the form must have parental responsibility for the child attending. If you have more than one child who would like to come you’ll need to complete a separate form for each of them. 

Shipwreck Holiday Club Registration Form

If you have any questions please contact our Children and Families Worker, Kathryn Hardeman:

Join the Team

Crew mates wanted! 

Could you join us in diving beneath the waves of Matthew’s Gospel with our 5-11 year olds this summer? No nautical experience required! Young leaders (secondary school age and up) are welcome to join the team, we’ll just need a parental consent form for you.  

Help needed in advance:

  • Craft prep
  • Scenery/decoration/prop design
  • Set up on Monday 31st July

During the holiday club:

  • Registration/admin
  • Projection/sound technician
  • Upfront leader
  • Small group leader/helper
  • Refreshments
  • First Aider
  • Set down on 3rd August PM
If you are interested in any of the above roles or have another idea as to how you could contribute please complete this form or speak to Kathryn Hardeman (

For further details please contact Kathryn Hardeman (Children and Families Worker) on or the office on 01535 607003. Alternatively you can use the contact form.

Regular activities for children and young people

5-11 Years

Our children’s ministry aims to offer children the opportunity to explore faith in a variety of ways, learning about the stories and teachings of the Bible through story, song, games, crafts and interactive activities. We hope children will have an active relationship with God and believe they deserve the best start to that.

11-18 Years

Our young people’s ministry is a place that is respectful and allows young people to engage with all the joys and struggles that they are living through and how the Bible speaks to that. Anyone is welcome, those who have been involved with church all their life and those who are searching to know more about God.


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