Children & Young People2018-10-29T08:19:03+00:00

CHILDREN & YOUTH

Our Church Children are very precious to us and we make a special effort to help them develop their Christian faith and play a full part in our church life. Children are not only necessary for the FUTURE of the church but they are also vital for the ‘PRESENT’ of the church. Their presence is a present to us all.

“Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” Mark 10: 15

“And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.” Matthew 18: 5

Diddy Disciples

Diddy Disciples is a Sunday Morning group aimed at preschool children. The sessions involve bible stories, music, role play and craft suitable for under 5s.  The groups are run by a team of adults who enjoy working with children. The adults have attended Diocesan Safeguarding Training.

The sessions begin at 9.55am and take place in the Church room attached to the Church building.

At 10.50am the children join the main congregation to take communion or to receive a blessing.

Where and when

  • 3rd Sunday of month: Bowdler Room, All Saints Church, Little Bookham

Saints Alive!

Saints Alive is a Sunday morning group aimed at primary school aged children. The sessions involve bible stories, music, role play and craft.  They are run by a team of adults who enjoy working with children. The adults have attended Diocesan Safeguarding Training.

The sessions begin at 9.50am.

At 10.50am the children join the main congregation to take communion or to receive a blessing.

Where and when

  • 2nd Sunday of month: St Lawrence Church Hall, Effingham
  • 3rd Sunday of month: Manor House School, Little Bookham

Messy Church

Messy Church takes place in St Lawrence Church Hall on the first Wednesday of the month between 3.30pm  and 5.30pm. Messy Church is a form of church for children and adults that involves creativity, celebration and hospitality. It is aimed primarily at children under the age of 10.

It is primarily for people who don’t already belong to another form of church but it is open to everyone. It includes a welcome; a long creative time to explore the biblical theme through getting messy; a short celebration with prayer and songs and a sit-down tea for the children.

Its aim is to introduce Jesus, to give an opportunity to encounter Him and to grow closer to Him.