Children

Children

Games, fun, enjoying one another’s company, and seeking to live out our faith in our daily lives.

Our vision is to partner with parents and carers to help children to know and experience God’s love for them, to have fun, and to learn what following Jesus means.

On Sundays at St Saviour’s, we give you and your family a number of different options so you can choose the thing that works best for you.

Children are welcome at all our services.

Sand, Pebbles and Rocks – Church for children!

Most Sundays in term-time at 10.45am, we have three popular services created especially for children.
‘Sand’ is for younger children (from birth till the start of school), accompanied by a parent/carer.
‘Pebbles’ is for children in Reception and Key Stage 1 at school.
‘Rocks’ is for children in Key Stage 2 at school.
Do come along!

Worship Together

Every Sunday at 10.45am we have an informal service with a relaxed atmosphere.
On the first Sunday of each month, our worship is more child-friendly and our worship band leads the music.
Toy bags are available for younger children.

Choral Eucharist

Our formal Sunday service take place at 8.00am on the first Sunday of each month, and at 9.15am on all other Sundays. Some children prefer to stay with their family in these services – and that’s great!
Toy bags are available for younger children, and at 9.15am we have a special service book to help children to follow the service.

Refreshments for both adults and children are available between from 10.15am till 10.45am – please do come along!

If your child is worshipping at our Sand, Pebbles or Rocks services, please register your child before the service begins.

Applying for St Saviour’s School? Our PCC operates a scheme which allows parents to record their attendance at church each week. The church uses this register when it is asked to support an application for a place at St Saviour’s School. If you would like to have more information about this, please speak to one of the clergy or contact our Parish Office.

Sacraments of initiation? If you’d like to know more about Baptism (Christening), Confirmation, and Admission to Holy Communion, please speak with one of the clergy.

Safeguarding – Our PCC is committed to the protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All those working with children, young people or adults at risk in regulated activity require a DBS disclosure as part of the safer recruitment procedures which are in place in our parish in line with diocesan guidelines. For more information, click here.

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Toddlers’ Group

Our Toddlers’ Group meets at St Andrew’s Centre, Noctorum, during term-time. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9.30am till 11.30am.
A fantastic place for pre-school children to play together and for parents and carers to meet up for a chat and a cuppa.
We ask for a donation of £1 per child at each session.
Everyone is welcome!

Junior Choir

Our Junior Choir meets between 6.00pm and 7.00pm on Wednesdays during term time at St Saviour’s Parish Centre. A great opportunity or children, from Year 2 upwards, to have fun and learn some new songs, from folk and pop, through to worship songs.
Children also get the opportunity to perform live at some of our church services.

Uniformed Organizations

Several uniformed organizations for children meet at St Saviour’s and St Andrew’s.
At St Saviour’s, we have a Rainbow group, a Brownie pack, and a Guides group.
At St Andrew’s Centre, a Rainbows group and a Brownie pack both meet, as does the Church of England’s own children’s organization, the Church Lads and Church Girls Brigade.

Messy Church

Messy Church provides a time when families can come together to enjoy one another’s company, making things together, eating together, and worshipping together.
Attendance at Messy Church is free; however, we invite a donation of around £1.50 per person to cover the cost of the meal.
Messy Church meets at St Saviour’s once a month, on a Wednesday afternoon from 3.45pm till 5.30pm

Meet our
Children’s Team

Three members of our Parish Leadership Team have oversight responsibilities for different aspects of our ministry to children and families. 

Jenny Carpenter
Sand Co-ordinator
Lisa Kelly
Pebbles & Rocks Co-ordinator
Tracey Williams
Children's & Families' Worker

If you’d like to be part of a team who are part of our ministry to children and families, we’d love to hear from you. If you would like to get involved or would like more information, please speak with Tracey.