Children & Families
At St Saviour’s we welcome and value families and children. We believe that the early years can be very important in helping children to develop a life-long relationship with God. We aim to teach the Bible to the children and create a safe environment for them to explore and reflect upon it. We encourage questioning and wondering and pray that the children form a firm foundation of faith during these years. We have a dedicated youth and children’s worker, as well as many volunteer workers. The church has a commitment to safeguarding and each volunteer has a DBS check. Our groups for children are:
Junior Church and crèche: At the Sunday Morning service 10.30am
After a short time of worship on a Sunday with the whole church, the 0-11s go out to Crèche and Junior Church. This is a time to explore the word of God through story, craft, games, drama, questions, reflection and a whole lot more. We also pray together and for each other.
Messy Church: One Thursday a month, 3.15 – 5.45pm.
Messy church is all about exploring God’s word in fun and interesting ways. We start with craft, colouring and other messy activities, following this we have a time for Bible story, songs, teaching and sometimes even the puppets join us!
We finish our time together with a sit down meal, a time to chat about what we have been hearing and what fun we’ve had! All parents, carers and children are welcome, although adults wishing to come must bring a child! There is a charge of £1 per person if you wish to stay for the meal. See the Calendar for upcoming dates.
Tots Praise: Once a term (usually on a Friday, 11:30-1pm)
In Tots Praise we explore key ideas of our faith trough storytelling and craft. This termly event allow us to focus on teaching God’s love to children under 5 and meet and talk with them and their parents over lunch.
Toddler Group: Wednesday mornings 9.45-11.15 am, during term time.
Our toddler group starts with play, a range of different toys and a craft table. This offers a time for parents and carers to have a tea or coffee and chat in a friendly environment. Later there is singing, drinks & snacks for the children and a story. We celebrate Christmas, Easter and the end of the school year with a party. We welcome all children and their carers, there is a cost of £1.50 per family.
For further information regarding children’s groups contact our youth and families worker, Rachel: youth.stsaviours[at]gmail.com
Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6