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All Age Worship services are held at Elm Ridge which are designed to include and engage all children and young people.

Parents' and Toddlers' play and praise time at 1.30 pm on Mondays in the Church Hall.




Scouting helps children and young adults reach their full potential by developing skills including teamwork, time management, leadership, initiative, planning, communication, self-motivation, cultural awareness and commitment. We help young people to get jobs, save lives and even change the world.

12th Darlington (Elm Ridge) Scouts meet at the Church Hall on Friday evenings from 8:15-10pm. The Troop programme can be found at:

Elm Ridge also hosts Beavers on a Monday evening from 7:30-9:30pm and Cubs
from 7-8pm on a Friday evening.

Girl Guiding
Girlguiding at Elm Ridge is for all girls and young women, whatever their background and circumstances. We offer them fun, exciting activities and the chance to make life-long friends.

For girls aged 5-7
7th Rainbows meet Friday 4pm / 8th Rainbows meet Friday 5.30pm

For girls aged 7-10
7th Brownies meet Tuesday 6.30pm / 14th Brownies meet Wednesday 5.45pm
8th Brownies meet Thursday 6.30pm

For girls aged 10-14
7th Guides meet Wednesday 7.30pm

For girls aged 14+
Rangers meet on alternate Sundays 6:30pm

To register your child or to volunteer as an adult, please visit:

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