Children @ Church and Other Services
Children at Church has restarting at 9.30 am taking place twice a month in church on the 2nd and last Sunday of the month, which means there will not be a service at 11.00 am communion. Hopefully, this will avoid any Covid issues. The services will be shortened and the church will then be sprayed down afterward ready for the 11.00 am service.
Forthcoming dates are as follows:
14 August 2022 at 9.30 am
28 August 2022 at 9.30 am
11 September 2022 at 9.30 am
25 September 2022 at 9.30 am
9 October 2022 at 9.30 am
30 October 2022 at 9.30 am
13 November 2022 at 9.30 am
27 November 2022 at 9.30 am
There was a small Children at Church Christmas Service organised by Georgina on Thursday 23 December - below are photographs from the service:
ADMISSIONS AND CHILDREN ATTENDING CHURCH
To apply for a ‘church’
place at St. Margaret’s School, the Regulation require the child or their
parents to attend regularly, at least monthly, over 1 year. Other Schools may vary.
In normal circumstances
we have encouraged parents to do this by attending Church and especially to
bring their children to our Children at Church services. A register is kept at C@Ch or there are slips
to complete at the back of church which are used to support your claim.
However, at the end of
March this ceased to be possible due to enforced church closure. In July, ordinary services at 11.00 am on
Sundays and at 10.00 am on Thursday mornings re-started so it is now
possible for parents to attend. Those
wishing to bring their children with them are most welcome to do so but there
is no organised C@Ch activities, although stories and colouring pens are
For those wanting to
apply for a ‘church’ place, those who were attending before lockdown will have
those missing weeks credited to them as if they had attended.
Those starting to attend
since July need to show that they are coming regularly and if they want to say
that they would have attended during the lockdown months may need to show proof
of intention. Some did so by contacting
the Parish Office and enquiring what to do.
Now that some services
are taking place, it should be possible to show a continuing involvement at the
Although the C@Ch
register is not being taken each week, we do have attendance shown via the
‘Track and Trace’ and there are the slips to fill in at the back of church to
say you have been.
We wish to be both
trusting and Godly in these matters.
During this Coronovirus time and while Children at Church are unable to meet in the Meeting Room, Georgina is putting together a fortnightly newsletter which will be available on this page of the website (underneath the details for school admissions) or through St Margaret's School . Please click on the link to access each newsletter. .
12.9.21 - to read Newsletter 37, click here
29.8.21 - to read Newsletter 36, click here
8.8.21 - to read Newsletter 35, click here
25.7.21 - to read Newsletter 34, click here
11.7.21 - to read Newsletter 33, click here
27.6.21 - to read Newsletter 32, click here
14.6.21 - to read Newsletter 31, click here
30.5.21 - to read Newsletter 30, click here
9.5.21 - to read Newsletter 29, click here
25.4.21 - to read Newsletter 28, click here
11.4.21 - to read Newsletter 27, click here
4.2.21 - Easter Sunday - for Newsletter No 25, click here and to watch Georgina's video, click here
Those of us who are parents know the trauma that can occur by trying to bring children to church. Will they sit quietly or will they want to run about? Will we enjoy the service or will we be exhausted at the end of it?
Children are part of today’s Church and it is important to bring them and that they enjoy coming, if they are to be part of the church of tomorrow. But it helps to think ahead if you and the other worshippers are to enjoy everything.
Our Family Communion at 11.00 am on the second Sunday of each month is designed with young children in mind. Everyone starts in church together and then the youngsters can go out to our “Children at Church” where they can engage in a bible story and activities for their own age. They also get a biscuit and drink! Parents can go out with them if that helps them settle, or relax in church while they are looked after. Everyone comes back together in church for the final part of the service (including the communion). When they come back in the children share with the congregation the things that they have been doing.
Then, on the last Sunday of each month, there is Informal Family Worship at 9.30 am in the Meeting Room with coffee afterwards before the 11.00 am service so people can meet.
Our Children at Church helpers are all CRB checked and a number are full time teachers. We always welcome extra offers of help – could it be you?
At special times of the year we hold Family Services with the children in mind, such as the Crib Service or on Good Friday.
We also hold regular “Parade Services” when our Scout and Guide sections attend and these are also designed for all age groups. The next Parade services will be on 7 October (Harvest Festival) and 11 November (Remembrance Sunday)
Everyone is most welcome – see the leaflet for details.