Church of England Diocese of Oxford Hurst

Children - Sunday Club



Children are always welcome at our services.

From January 2020 our new Sunday Club will be starting. The name SNAC has been chosen (St Nicholas Awesome Children). Come and find out what's it about.  SNAC starts on Sunday, 26th January.

Sunday Club runs during term time every Sunday (except 3rd of the month) and the children enjoy their own activities in the Parish Room during the 11am service. The Children start the service sitting with their parents, leaving for their activites during the first hymn and returning in time to meet their family to go up to the altar rail togther for communion or a blessing.

The group follow the "Roots" programme, which usually links with the theme that the adults are follwing in church. There is a story, prayer, sometimes singing and an activity. Towards the end of the main service they are usually invited to the front to share what they've done with an appreciative audience - they usually mange to upstage the clergy!

If children do wish to remain in church with their family they are welcome to do so. There are activity pages, colouring pictures, pens and some reading books at the back of church to which they are welcome to help themselves. There are also toys available for use at the back of the church in the carpeted area.

On the third Sunday of the month (in Term time) Messy Church takes place in church.  Outside of Term time the service in church is suitable for the children to stay with their families in church. The service is simplified and includes a short talk suitable for all ages.