Children and Young People at All Saints
"One day children were brought to Jesus in the hope that he would lay hands on them and pray over them. The disciples shooed them off. But Jesus intervened: “Let the children alone, don’t prevent them from coming to me. God’s kingdom is made up of people like these.” After laying hands on them, he left." Mathew 19:13-15
We take seriously the words of
Jesus and work hard to ensure that children feel welcomed and include within our
church life. We also want parents to feel relaxed about bringing your children
to church too. We know you may worry
about the children being noisy or restless.
We want to assure you that we understand children will not sit still and
silently throughout a whole service and we don’t expect them to.
NOTE, THAT DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID-19 RELATED RESTRICTIONS WE ARE NOT ABLE TO RUN THESE GROUPS
We usually have different areas and groups within the church to try and accommodate children of all ages.
For our youngest members we have a Creche area set up within the main church space just for them. For our three and four-year olds we have Bubbles. All children who attend primary school can attend Splash, while the older young people go to Genesis and Exodus. For more information on these, please click on the link in the sub-menu.
If you wish for your child to stay
with you throughout the service that is no problem at all. At the back of church, we have some bags with
small toys and colouring activities within them for toddlers, or you may wish to bring your
own books or activities.
We also run Toddler Time, a regular stay and play group, which meets every Friday (even during school holidays) from 10am-12:30pm in the Webber Hall. Please click on the link above for more details.
All the leaders within our Children and Youth work have a current DBS check. Please see our Safeguarding page for further information.