Our Sunday School runs most Sundays at 10am in the crypt of Mikael Agricola Church , although due to the coronavirus pandemic most of our sessions this year have been online. We have four volunteer teachers who are also parents of children in our group: Jane, Tino, Jayawin & Sarah. Below are some photos from our Sunday School Summer picnic!
A typical Sunday School session starts with a story from the Bible, followed by a fun craft, joyful singing and a prayer! The children join the main congregation during the Eucharist, where they can receive communion or a blessing. At this point in the service, the children and their leaders also share what we have done with the congregation.
Our children also participate in special services and events throughout the year, such as Harvest Festival in October, and they put on a Nativity play in December.
We have an All Age Service once a month, where the children play an active part in the service – reading, serving, praying & singing. The music in our All Age services is a mix of worship songs on guitar and well-loved hymns. We use a re-usable service booklet illustrated by the children!
During Advent we make Christingles to remind ourselves of the true meaning of Christmas
We are committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. Safeguarding is taken seriously. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s). All Sunday School and Youth leaders receive training and checks. For more information, please contact the Chaplain.
The Diocese of Europe’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.