We offer Sunday school for children up to age 11 every week. A typical Sunday lesson starts by introducing the theme or reading a story from the Bible. Lessons also consist of a craft, 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 Sunday school is currently meeting in a combination of in person and online.
We will be following government guidelines and taking the following precautions when we meet for Sunday School at church:
– No child/teacher should attend if they have symptoms of coronavirus
– All should wash their hands on arrival and before they leave (there is also hand sanitiser available)
– Keep distance and ensure we have enough space
– Avoid sharing tools – please bring scissors and crayons/pencils for the children. If this is not possible then there will be some spares which can then be cleaned prior to the next session.
– If possible, avoid bringing in your own toys – but if you do then please don’t share them.
– Bring own snack/drink for afterwards as we are sadly unable to serve coffee/biscuits at present.
For more information, please contact the Chaplain.
Our children also participate in special services and events throughout the year, including Harvest Festival in October, and Christingle and the Nativity Play in December.
In 2019, we debuted First Communion Classes for children aged 7+. The children attended classes for several weeks and then participated in a First Communion service at the end of May.
Safeguarding is taken seriously and all Sunday School and Youth leaders receive training and checks.
We are committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. 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.
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.