We love welcoming Children and Young people to our church.
TO THE PARENTS OF OUR YOUNG CHILDREN, MAY WE SUGGEST…
Relax! God put the wiggle in children; don’t feel you have to suppress it in God’s house. All are welcome!
Sit toward the front where it is easier for your little ones to see and hear what’s going on at the altar. Although there is also a creche area at the back of the church.
If you have to leave the service with your child, feel free to do so, but please come back. As Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me.”
Remember that the way we welcome children in church directly affects the way they respond to the Church, to God, and to one another. Let them know that they are at home in this house of worship.
Don’t worry if they make a noise, we’d rather have a noisy church than a silent one!
ALL AGE SERVICE
We welcome children to our our services, but if you were to pick one, then our All-Age Parish Mass on the first Sunday of the month at 10 am might be the best to come to. The service is simplified, with shorter readings and a short talk that is more interactive.
On the third Sunday of each month at 10 am we have our Alive Group in the Church Hall. This is a time of stories, games and crafts for little ones aged from around 2-7 (but this is flexible). It lasts for the duration of the service, so feel free to stay with them or head into the church for the service instead.
It is run by Laura Smith who has a background in child development and teaching and is a trained Godly Play storyteller. To find out more, contact her: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Messy Church runs every other month in the Church Hall. It is always on a Friday from 3:15 – 5:30 pm, although families don’t have to stay for the whole time. For the details about the next Messy Church, have at look at our Coming Soon page.
For more information about Baptisms/Christenings (it’s two words for the same thing), have a look at our Baptisms and Weddings page.