Youth & Children

Messy Church

Messy Church is an all-age family friendly church event, with an opportunity to hear about Jesus through crafts and games, stories and songs, all followed by a sandwich tea.

So why not come and join in the fun?

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Tots @ Salem

Tots meets on a Friday morning during school Term-time between 10.00 and 11.30am for all Pre-school children and their carers.

A normal morning includes free-play, a craft activity, snack-time, and a story for those who want to listen, as well as a much needed hot drink and biscuit for the grown ups! Then it’s time to tidy up before singing some songs, ending with our going home song.

We are a popular and friendly group, and because we want to ensure that everyone who comes feels welcome, we limit our numbers, meaning that sometimes we need to operate a waiting list. But if you are interested, please do call in on a Friday during term time to register your interest, or contact the church for more information.

The Boys' Brigade

6th Cheltenham Boys Brigade is a Salem unit which meets on Fridays during term time between 6.30 and 8.45pm. We welcome all boys aged 5 to 18 years, who are then split into four age related sections. All the sections start at 6.30pm but the older ones finish a little later:

  • Anchor Boys- ages 5-8 (Key stage 1) finish at 7.45pm
  • Junior Section- ages 8-11 (Key stage 2) finish at 8.15pm
  • Company Section- ages 11-15 (Key stage 3) and
  • Senior Section- ages 15+ (Key stage 4) finish at 8.45pm

The Object of Boys’ Brigade is:

“The advancement of Christ’s kingdom among boys and the promotion of habits of obedience, reverence, discipline, self-respect and all that tends towards a true Christian manliness.”

We always remember that Christ is at the centre of everything we do, and our programme reflects this.

All boys interested in joining BB aged 5 to 18 are welcome to come and visit us on a Friday night during Term time.


Salem has four Church Sponsored Girldguiding Units.

To register an interest in any of these groups please click here.


Rainbows is designed for girls aged five to seven and follows a programme called the Rainbow Jigsaw, through which they can take part in lots of different activities with girls their own age.

We have two Rainbow groups meeting at Salem during term time. One meeting weekly on Tuesdays at 5.30-6.30pm, and one meeting fortnightly for a longer session on Saturday mornings.


Brownies is designed for girls aged seven to ten. They become a member of a Six and follow a programme called the Brownie Adventure. Brownies opens up a world of exciting challenges and the opportunity to try new things and to make brilliant friends.

Salem Brownies meet during term time on Tuesday evenings at 6-7.30pm.


Guides is designed for girls aged 10 to 14. They are given the chance to explore their individual skills and abilities and try out new challenges as part of a team. Girls can get involved in anything from adventure sports to performing arts, travel and taking part in community action projects.

Salem Guides meet on Tuesday evenings during term time from 7pm.