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sawbridgeworth evangelical congregational church

The Red Balloon Foundation are currently working alongside Sawbridgeworth Evangelical Congregational Church to develop a variety of new children's and youth ministry projects, as well as supporting with the delivery of 'Xcite' - their groups for children and young people during Sunday Morning worship (see What’s on? | – SECC – ( for more details). 

If you are interested in RBF working with your church or organisation to develop similar programmes, please contact

Friday Zone

Friday nights have never been so good, if you love a challenge, sporty games, chill out spaces, chat times, crafts and more fun activities, then you will love Zone. 

Zone is split into Zone 1 (Year 3-6) and Zone 2 (Year 7-11) based on the age of your child. 

Zone 1 happens from 6:15-7:30pm and Zone 2 is 7:45-9pm

A typical Zone 1 session includes a tuck shop (with a maximum spend of £1.50 per week on crisps, cereal bars and other treats - and there's always a free option of fruit and toast available!), table tennis, sports, games, challenges, consoles and an 'all together' time exploring a theme or narrative from the Bible.

A typical Zone 2 session is a bit more laid back, including toasted sandwiches, fruit and refreshments available, pool, air hockey, group discussions around themes/narrative from the Bible as well as more challenging games and activities.

If your child would like to come along, hit the 'Sign Up Now' button above.

Trip to SOLID

We will be taking a group from Zone 1 and Zone 2 on a trip to the SOLID Festival from 14-16th July (have a look at the festival website here -, with Zone members being able to attend for the full weekend or just for the day on Saturday. If you would like to sign up your child to attend, press the 'Sign Up Now' link above.


CONNECT are our groups for children and young people who want to go deeper in exploring the Bible and having fun together, running most Sunday evenings during school term time.

CONNECT A happens from 4:30-5:30pm and includes fun activities, craft all themed around a Bible story of the week. For school years 3-5.

CONNECT B is from 6-7pm and usually includes a sport or wide game followed by our special 'three part' Bible studies. For school years 6-9.

CONNECT C starts at 7 and runs through to 8:30pm. Each week, the young people cook a meal together, explore a theme from the Bible and also head out on a wide variety of trips and activities. For school years 10+

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