Children & Families
Our children are at the heart of our community at St. Michael's and we look to include them in everything we do.
On Sundays we have Children's Church during the 9.30am and 11am services, and Youth Church during the 9.30 am service.
How does a child join Children's Church? On a child's first visit to a group parents / guardians will be given a registration form to complete, which will include details of any allergies your child might have.
For more information about our Children's work, contact Sonia Cromey
Here are a couple of photos showing some of our Children's Church activities....
This is a Remembrance Peace Dove that our children made on Remembrance Sunday
Babies and young children
We are a family at St Michael's and we totally understand that some family members need to make noise and move around more than others. We are very relaxed about this, so there is no need to be concerned. There is an aisle in Church with sofas and toys which you are welcome to use with your child.
The Band and the Choir
If your child is over 7yrs, he or she might want to join the Band or the Choir. Please contact our Worship & Mission Minister, Hansol Kim about the Band and Sally Floyer about the Choir.
Hansol gives free guitar lessons to children who would like to join the Band. The Choir teaches children to read music and work for their Royal School of Church Music ribbons (awards), if they want to.
Being a member of an all age Band or an all age Choir also helps children build good transferrable skills like teamwork, responsibility and literacy.
Messy Church is a way of being church for families and others. It is Christ-centred, for all ages, based on creativity, hospitality and worship.
At St Michael’s we hold 5 Messy Church services each year. These are held in the church building in the afternoon, and involve lots of craft activities, a Bible story and worship, and a chance for us to eat together.
Youth Club Older children are also very welcome to join our Youth Club on Tuesday evenings.
Charity and Community Events
Children and young people at St Michael's regularly help with fundraising for charities such as The Children's Society. Events include a Christingle Advent service and a Shrove Tuesday Community Pancake Party.
For more information about our Charity and Community events, contact the Vicar Martine