Children at St. Andrew's
At St. Andrew's we welcome children of all ages. There is an area at the back of the church with quiet toys, books and drawing materials, where parents and young children can be together during services. We do understand that they might be restless and sometimes make a noise!
Some of the children with Revd. Tim at the Good Friday Children's Service
THE FAMILY SERVICE
takes place at 10.30 a.m. on the first Sunday of each month except during August. Families with children of all ages are very welcome. The service lasts for about 40 minutes and has simple prayers, a short talk and songs, many of which the children will have learnt at school. It usually finishes with an opportunity for the children to play one of our collection of musical instruments and march around the church while they play and sing. The smaller children can be accompanied by a parent if needs be. It is great fun and all enjoy it very much.
3rd Sunday ALL-AGE 10am Communion Service
Whatever your age, you are welcome at this family-friendly service. Our children's worker, Anne Kruse works with the children each time to create works of art in different media,
We have now introduced a new MESSY CHURCH at 3.30 on the second Sunday of the Month in our Parish Hall, with lots of fun and creative activities for children any grown ups wishing to keep their inner child alive!
Followed with tea and homemade cake at 4.15 in church, leading seamlessly at 4.30 to our Informal Worship, at 5pm on the We start leading seamlessly into 30 minutes of contempoaray worship, prayers, songs, a bit of a talk and who knows what else! Do come along, you will be more than welcome.
If the timing of all those different services sounds a little complicated - and we can understand that it might! - do check our Services page, NEWS page or our What's On page for our Diary of the Week or for any more general Family Service enquiries contact Revd. Tim or Marion Archibald.
Please note that Revd Tim, our Readers and all volunteers with frequent and regular contact with the children hold Enhanced Disclosure Certificates obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).