Children and Young People

Children are welcome at St Peter’s

Sunday Explorers is the children’s group at St Peter’s church for under-elevens and is about making the Christian message fun and accessible for children.  There is a talented and friendly team of volunteer co-leaders led by the Children’s and Families’ Worker, Anne Dorman who picked up the baton from Jess Richmonds in August 2018.

Weekly… We meet at the 10.00 service in the Old School Room. We explore Bible stories and simple prayer with games, action songs, drama, art and craft, stories and food.

Parents are welcome to stay, especially with children age three years and under, or to settle children in, but can take the opportunity to join the church service.

Towards the end of the service, we join the rest of the church for Holy Communion and share our story and lovely art work with the rest of the church family at the front. We don’t miss out on anything special happening in the church but come in for the good bits and take part.

Sunday 15 April we are finding out how Jesus’ friend Thomas had a hard time believing in the Resurrection.

Monthly…

We hold an all-age St Peter’s Family Service once a month at 10.00am. This is generally on the third Sunday of the month but is flexible to include special services. We had a Family Service on Easter Sunday including an Easter Egg Hunt in the churchyard. Our next one is on 20 May which is Pentecost and celebrates the church’s birthday and the coming of the Holy Spirit.

Our Family Services include an all-age singing group, a mixture of contemporary and traditional music, and an interactive talk so that children are engaged and enjoy the whole service. It is followed by refreshments and a FairTrade Stall in the Parish Room.

Messy Church is also an exciting Families’ event which takes place on the second Sunday of the month at 3.30 pm at Wolvercote Baptist Church. There is Family-friendly messy art and craft and games based around a Bible story followed by a short service and a great family tea.

The next Messy Church is Sunday 13 May and we are looking at the story of John the Baptist.

 

Termly… Explorers is not just for Sundays and we celebrate the start of the holidays with an Explorers’ Event at St Peter’s church straight after school finishes at 1.15pm.

At the Christmas Explorers’ Event, we were delighted to welcome lots of children and parents making and lighting Christingles and raised £47 for the Children’s Society.

At the Easter Explorers’ Event we had the Easter Story in a Jar Treasure Hunt followed by hot cross buns and chocolate cake.

 

 

You are welcome!

If you would like to get in touch by email use stpeterschurchfamilies@gmail.com, or pop in on a Sunday morning.

Anne Dorman, Children’s and Families’ Worker, St Peter’s Church

 

Child safeguarding policy

Leaders of our children’s work and adult choir members are CRB checked. Our Safeguarding Officer is Revd Joanna Coney (email: Joanna.Coney@gmail.com). Each year St Peter’s PCC  reviews our safeguarding policy, most recently in May 2017.  Download the current policy.