Children in Church
Children are most welcome at all our services. We have plenty of space for tiny explorers but also closed-end pews if you'd prefer them in one place! There are books and toys at the back of church if you need some quiet time.
Helping your child enjoy church and take part, however young they are
Before you go to church and during the weektalk about going to church – what you might see, hear, smell, etc. get used to saying prayers and singing songs or hymns
sit near the front where you can see what is going on
together look for candles, organ, flowers, coloured robes and altar cloths .
help children to hold up books and “join in” - don't worry if they sing "baa, baa black sheep" while the rest of us sing "Lamb of God", encourage them to sing when the congregation sings and to pray when the congregation prays.
bring a few quiet toys in a drawstring bag, give them out one at a time to sustain interest .
Jobs for all!
Children and teenagers can join the choir (every Sunday or special services only);
children and teenagers can carry the cross and candles
children and teenagers can serve at the altar
children and teenagers can read the Bible readings and lead the prayers
whole families welcome people into church, hand out books, take the collection and make sure everything runs smoothly.