Pilots is a national children's organisation, part of the United Reformed Church, and we started as far back as 1936!
At Trinity we have an enthusiastic group of children between the ages of 7 and 14. We work within the Pilots promise which is to 'learn, pray and serve with the world wide church of Jesus Christ, developing the skills and understanding of each member of the group while having a lot of fun.'
We do things all together, like play games but divide into a younger and older group to work for crests.
Pilots do a wide range of activities such as crafts, cooking and learning about the environment and enjoy discussions together. When we asked the group about what was special about Pilots the most important thing they mentioned was meeting their friends in a fun and friendly place....but cooking came high on the list too!
There have been many changes over the years which have kept Pilots relevant to modern life, but our core belief in the value of each Pilot and the respect for individual nurture and growth has remained fundamental. We take part in leading worship on Sundays from time to time and the context of our work is to help children to discover themselves in a fun, secure environment.
Because we're a national organisation there are opportunities to get together with other Pilots - every year we have a day's outing to a theme park of some kind. The most recent trip was to West Midland's safari park in May which was a great day out!
Pilots meet on a Sunday morning during term time alongside the Sunday Club.
If you want to find out more about us, e-mail Liz Harris the Stafford Pilots Captain here.
- Mount Street
- ST16 2BZ