children & families
“Adventurers”, our Children’s Church, meets every Sunday morning (although on special occasions we pull everyone together for whole church celebrations). Everyone starts together in the 10.30am gathering at the All Saints building before parents/carers take children up the road to the St Helen's building for Adventurers.
*** WE ARE IN SUMMER MODE *** Adventurers proper is taking its Summer break. Instead, we'll have just one or two people 'hosting' a reduced programme over at St Helen's (expect plenty of parachute action!) for which parents will probably need to stay and play, and drink coffee together.
But things will be all back together for a bank holiday all age special on Sunday 25th August (10.30am). Likely followed by a picnic in the park (weather permitting).
Then Adventurers as normal will resume on Sunday 1st September, except it won't be as normal, because our new children's worker Tia will have fully arrived by then - hooray.
There are five groups in Adventurers:
Tumblers is a dedicated, sofa and play area for 0-1 year olds and their parents/carers at the back of All Saints
Scramblers is for 1–2 year olds and meets in the portacabin in the All Saints courtyard
Explorers is for 3–5 year olds and meets in St Helen's
Discoverers is for 5–7 year olds and meets in St Helen's
Trailblazers is for 7–9 year olds and meets in St Helen's
All these groups are about making space for our children to engage in vibrant relationships with Jesus and nurturing them into lives of grace, generosity, hospitality, justice for the poor, humility, authenticity and fun, as together we learn to follow the leadings of God's Spirit.
Leader: Tia Wood
Mainly Music is a fun midweek music group for parents and caregivers to enjoy together with their preschool children. It’s an opportunity for adults and children to build memories and spend quality time together.
Mainly Music aids the development of preschool children through the use of music, rhythm and rhyme. It provides children with a structured environment and free play, and gives parents the chance to enjoy each other's company.
The morning starts with an interactive 30 minute music session, followed by coffee/cake/snacks and the chance to relax and chat while the children play with toys.
Every Tuesday during term time, 10-11.30am, at the St Helen's building. £3 per session.
Leaders: Sarah Worth & Joy Pollock (firstname.lastname@example.org)