Children's Sunday Church

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Children's Church


Children's Church meets on Sundays during the 10am service at St Andrew's (except first Sundays which are the All Age Worship service). Children are welcome to stay in the main service but we invite all under 12s to join the Children's Church. We begin the service in church together with a hymn. Then the children and leaders gather in the pavilions where we sing, and pray before splitting into our groups. 

There are two groups for children: Climbers aged 4-7 and Explorers aged 7-11.  Explorers move to the Parish Rooms with their leader to go into more depth about the theme of the week, and Climbers stay in the pavilions at the back of church. There is always an opportunity to do craft and sing, and the Explorers group occasionally take part in Godly Play, a modern and interactive method of displaying the story of the week.

On the 1st Sunday of each month we all stay in the main part of the Church for the All Age Worship service.

Sunday service creche  There is a staffed creche in the pavillions in the back of the church every Sunday during the main 10am Service. Our creche leader is Lucy Jacob.

You may take your child there at any point in the service but please collect them before you receive Communion. Baby changing facilities are in the toilet off St George's Chapel, up on the left side of the church just past the organ pipes.

If you would like to know more about Children's activites at St Andrews please don't hesitate to contact our Children's and Families Co-ordinator - Hannah Lacey: available by Email or through the Parish Office 715412 on Monday's, Tuesday's and Wednesday's.


Children and Communion

Each year our young people have the opportunity to prepare for  taking Communion before Confirmation. To learn more please ring the Parish Office on 01252 715412.

Our Children's Ministry team includes: Hannah Lacey, Joanna Elliott, Kathryn Uffindell, Emma Dear, Lynne Seale, Debbie Wilde, Ruth Dupuy, Barbara Milam and many other great volunteers. 

All leaders are DBS checked and St Andrew's has a Safeguarding Policy in line with the Church of England Guidelines.

For any concerns our Parish Safeguarding Officer is: Sally Loader.