Children’s Church meets during the 10am service on Sunday mornings. The children go to the Old School Room behind the Church during the first hymn. Parents or carers are welcome to join in or they may stay in church. Under four year olds must be accompanied by an adult. The children rejoin the congregation later in the service for a blessing or communion at the altar rail.
Worship includes prayer, reflection and usually a song or two. We then have a story or explore a theme, followed by activities which might be drama, artwork, creative activities or games.
The children are given as much choice as possible, aiming to provide something for all ages. There are toys and books for the youngest members of the group. Sometimes we might watch a DVD or go to the Vicarage garden to play games.
We meet on most Sundays throughout the year, including the long summer holiday although the format changes slightly.
The people who lead the children’s work have all been police (CRB) checked: see our Child Protection policy.
To find out more, contact our Children and Families Worker Jess Richmond by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The photographs show the children making the altar frontal for Mothering Sunday the finished version of which may be seen on the Family Services page.