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.
St Saviours Messy Church and Junior Church together become…….
Enjoy Sunday morning church in the open air at Swainswick Explorers Tadwick Lane. Upper Swainswick , BA1 8BU
Outdoor fun and games including: slides, swings, ropes, tree climbing, gym, go-karts, camp fire, trampolines, sand pits, tree houses, refreshments…. FUN, FUN, FUN! all in huge wild gardens (marquee if wet)
Open to all ages – bring a friend or parents (or both) All children to be accompanied by a responsible adult. More info? Contact Steve B-J (851132 or email@example.com) to hear about all the boring bits – directions/parking/lifts/clothing etc.
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