Children and Families

WELCOME to St Mary's and St Luke's churches in the Chiddingstones.  We have various activities for children and families and hope to develop them further in due course.  Please do send Izzie MacDougall any ideas that you have by email.

We hold a Family Forest Church Service at 4pm on the first Sunday in the month.  This is mainly based outdoors where we enjoy fun activities such as bonfires, scavenger hunts, nature walks etc.  Please email [email protected] for further information or keep an eye on the 'Services and events' page.

On the third Sunday of the month our children's group, ‘Discoverers’, meets.  Please see below.

What is Discoverers?

Our children's group, Discoverers, is for children under 12 and normally runs during the main 10am Sunday morning service on the third Sunday of the month.  Children come into church for the first hymn and then go to their group, returning to church for the communion so they can have a blessing at the rail with their families.

We play games, have a story, and do some craft or drama - but most of all, we have fun together.  Please come and check us out - all welcome!


You can also keep in touch with what's going on via our Facebook page.  You must always meet in this way with an adult - we want to keep you all safe.


Useful links

1. The Church of England have published some helpful pages packed with information from explaining the current situation to children through to ideas of games, activities and resources for you to while away the time.  Click here to take you to those pages.

2. High Hopes is a local charity which aims to share the Good News of the Gospel with children in West Kent.  You can find out more on their website by clicking here.  

3. Messy Church: Messy Church is a form of church for children and adults that involves creativity, celebration and hospitality.  It's a fun way of exploring church for people at all stages of their faith journey and of any age.  Many churches offer a Messy Church session on a monthly basis where people of all ages come together to be, to make, to eat and to celebrate God.

Click here to find out more and to access lots of resources for you to try at home.

4. Young Minds, the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health, have a wealth of information on their website including advice and resources for people struggling during this time.  Click here to access the site.