Children @ Church and Other Services
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.