(children collecting their Christingles on Christmas Eve)
Children and Young People are very welcome at all our services and events.
We are committed to including babies, children and young people in all aspects of our life together, enabling them to live and grow in faith and to play their part in sharing the worshipping life of the church. Children are admiited to receiving the Sacrament of Holy Communion at about the age of 8 and prepared for Confirmation from the age of 10 upwards. Young people are encouraged to join our team of altar servers and to sing in the choir.
For Very young children there are 'Happy Bags' for parents to use with their children. There are creche facilities in the tower which has a sound system so parents do not miss the service!
Between the ages of 3+ and 11+ there is the very popular Sunday Club. This meets in Church at 9.45am, the children stay for the first hymn and then go into Church House for their own activities joining the congregation part way through the service. We look forward to hearing what they have done and to see their art work.
The Ark is for babies, pre school children and their parents and carers. It meets in church on Wednesdays at 9.30am for songs, activities and play and sometimes a story with time with a cup of tea and plenty of chat. The regular celebration of birthdays is a highlight!
- St Mary the Virgin
- Church Lane
- RH1 4LP