Children are welcome at all our services and there is a small children’s area at the back of church. There are books and activity sheets, and the Fellowship Room is always available if you need to escape.
They are especially welcome at the Family Service at 10 am on the second Sunday. In this short service (about 40 minutes) there will usually be something especially with children in mind. At Harvest 2017 we realised “Harvest” can make “Share” and “Starve”, we made Christingles in January, in August 2018 we looked at “The Big Frieze” and at Harvest 2018 we asked what we worry about, what we are thankful for, and what we can talk to God about.
During the Communion Service on the third Sunday of each month, the children leave us for their own activities in the Fellowship Room. They come back at the end of the service to show us what they have made – which usually means the Vicar ends up covered in glue.
Children who attend church regularly have a stamp card to collect small “prizes” to engage their interest, and this acts as the proof of attendance required for admission paperwork for our church schools.
Kid’s Church has its own facebook page – there are lots of great photos on it – click here
Some of our older children sing in the choir, which is a lovely way of getting them more fully involved.
On Thursday morning there is a Parent and Toddler Group in St Edmund’s Church Hall on King’s Croft (DE22 2FN). You would be very welcome. The leader is Olivia Haseldine on 07967 213005. Their facebook page is here.
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