Children and young people are an integregral part of our Church and are welcome to sit with you in the service or to join our Sunday School class or Youth Group in the crypt. We have an All-Age Service once a month, where our young people play an active part – reading, serving, praying & singing. We still share the Eucharist together but the service is shorter and less formal than the regular Sunday service. There is mix of worship songs and well-loved hymns, as well as a short talk. We use a re-usable service booklet illustrated by the children!
Our Sunday School runs most Sundays during school term time at 10am in the crypt of Mikael Agricola Church. We have four volunteer teachers who are also parents of children in our group: Jane, Tino, Jayawin & Sarah.
A typical Sunday School session starts with a story from the Bible, followed by a fun craft, a song 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 a Nativity play in December.
Our Youth Group, for young people aged 11 and over, meets once a month during the 10am Sunday morning service. We aim to learn more about Jesus and how he wants us to live and, of course, to have fun together.
Our meetings usually involve reading a short Bible passage, discussion, an activity or game and a prayer. Topics we have covered include hunger, baptism and what it means to be a saint.
We also engage in activities that help us interact with the broader congregation. For All Saints’ Day, we made a remembering tree to remember loved ones who have died; at the start of advent we baked cookies for the congregation. The Youth Group also participates in the Harvest Festival, Nativity play and All Age Services.
If your child is new to Sunday School or Youth Group then please complete a registration form and return it to one of our teachers.St-Nicholas-Sunday-School-Registration-Form
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 or to discuss any concerns, 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.