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 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.