Children, you’re a joy! We love having you at church and want you to experience the love of God with us and to join in with all the things our churches do. Whether you come to St Mary with St Alban or to St Peter and Paul, we can't wait to meet and welcome you.
We’d really like you to take part in our services too and there are many ways to do this; writing and sharing prayers, serving, lighting candles, welcoming people, and reading.
When you do come, there are some special types of worship which happen just for you:
St Mary with St Alban
A 9am there is a family friendly service with lots of roles for you and a sermon for everyone. It lasts about half an hour and once a month includes Holy Communion.
At 10am we have a traditional Parish Communion service with special Children's Church groups. Children go out of church to the hall during the second hymn and return before Communion.
If you're Under 5, then come to 'Little Lanterns' for a bible story, craft and singing (your grown up will need to come too!)
If you're 5-8 you’ll come to 'Superstars' for worship, discussion and craft.
If you're 8+ come to 'Ignite' for worship, fun and debate.
But if you'd rather stay in church, we have a cosy children's corner for you with storybooks and colouring-in all about the bible, praying and worshipping.
St Peter and St Paul
Our main service is at 10am. Again, there are lots of groups specially for you. Children stay in the church for the first part of the service then go out to the hall next door.
If you're 18 months to 5 years, please come to 'First Church' for half an hour of fun with bible stories, crafts and play. Your parents/ carers will need to come with you.
If you're 5-10 years, come to 'Children’s Church' and enjoy learning about Jesus.
Activities vary every week and include bible stories, drama, crafts, prayers and more.
On the last Sunday of every month we all stay in church for a shorter, family friendly service.
For more information, please contact the Children’s Ministry Team:
St Mary with St Alban: Sarah Liquorish on email@example.com
St Peter and St Paul: Louisa Ellison, Lisa Novell and Sarah Pepperell on firstname.lastname@example.org
You can find out about our policy on safeguarding children here.