Children and Families
At St Saviour’s we welcome and value families and children. We believe that the early years can be very important in helping children to develop a life-long relationship with God. We aim to teach the Bible to the children and create a safe environment for them to explore and reflect upon it. We encourage questioning and wondering, and pray that the children form a firm foundation of faith during these years. We have a dedicated youth and children’s worker, as well as a team of volunteers. The church has a commitment to safeguarding and each volunteer has a DBS check. Our groups for children are:
Junior Church and crèche
at the Sunday morning service 10.30 a.m.
After a short time of worship on a Sunday with the whole church, the 0–11s go out to crèche and Junior Church. Crèche is on the ground floor
Junior Church is on the middle floor. This is a time to explore the word of God through story, craft, games, drama, questions, reflection and a whole lot more.
We also pray together and for each other.
Our toddler group starts with play, a range of different toys and a craft table. This offers a time for parents and carers to have a tea or coffee and chat in a friendly environment.
Later there is singing, a story and we all sit down to have a drink, some fruit and a biscuit together. We celebrate Christmas, Easter and the end of the school year with a party. We welcome all children and their carers; there is no charge but donations are welcome.
Messy Church is all about exploring God’s word in fun and interesting ways. We start with a short service which consists of songs, a bible story and some teaching followed by a time of craft, colouring and other messy activities. We finish our time together with a sit-down meal – a time to chat about what we have been hearing and what fun we’ve had!
All are welcome as we believe children can learn from adults, and adults can learn from children. Children must be accompanied.
There is a charge of £1 per person if you wish to stay for the meal. See the Calendar for upcoming dates.
Bible-based Easter Holiday Club
Every year at Easter time we run a holiday club, for children in school from Reception to Year 6.
Last year the theme was SPACE EXPLORERS!
St Saviour’s helps out in the Sanctuary at St Mark’s School on a Thursday, making toast for the masses at breakfast club and being a presence in the Sanctuary at lunchtime drop-in.
We are involved with St Saviours Church Schools, delivering thought-provoking, bible-based assemblies fortnightly and welcoming them to our church building every term.
Open the Book termly assemblies enable the Bible to come to life for the children as church volunteers act out bible stories.
For further information regarding children’s groups contact our youth and families worker, Rachel: firstname.lastname@example.org
Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6