All Age Sundays
Once a month (usually the first Sunday) our service is All Age Worship. This is a shorter, more child-friendly service. Children stay in church, and when communion is distributed, those not confirmed are offered blessed bread.
- Baby and Toddler Stars stay with their parents/carers.
- Little Stars meet in the Meeting Room.
- Super Stars meet in the Church Hall or the Side Chapel.
Members of the Youth Group (Year 7 and above, plus Year 6’s who have been confirmed) are welcome to choose to stay in church or help with Super Stars.
Super Stars and Little Stars usually leave the service just before the Bible readings. Their groups are run by adult volunteers who use a planned termly curriculum which reflects the seasons and festivals. Bible stories and themes are brought to life using art, craft, song and games. They return to gather around the altar with those receiving Holy Communion and receive a blessing if they wish.
Sundays during August
Our Adult helpers have a Summer break, but activities are still provided for All Stars in Church.
Many children enjoy serving at St Michael’s, and training is available for those aged 7 or over. If interested, contact Dorian 020 7241 3992.
Our Youth Group is for young people in Year 7 and older and those in Year 6 who have been confirmed. It meets in the Side-Chapel, usually on the Second Sunday of the month, leaving Church after the Gospel (the last of the day’s Bible readings) and returning for Holy Communion.
Young people can also make friends and explore faith at our monthly Messy Youth (part of Messy Church, see the column on the right), monthly Family Brunches (after church on second Sundays in termtime), Christian Summer Camps and, on Friday nights in termtime, STAYG at St Anne’s, Hoxton for 8-14s (See http://www.stayg.org.uk/).
Tunes for Toddlers: For pre-school children and their parents/carers. Tuesday mornings in term time in the Church Hall 9.45am-11am.
We run occasional Holiday Clubs for school age children during school holidays and half terms. See right for details of any currently planned.
Children from St Michael’s are joined by children from local schools to form a Junior Choir to sing at our annual Carol Service. And children of all ages are encouraged to take part in our Nativity Service on Christmas morning.
Christian Holiday Camps
Children and young people have the opportunity to attend these each year during the Summer holidays.
Safeguarding: Our groups and activities for children and young people are run by adult volunteers. In recruiting them, we follow the Diocese of London’s Safeguarding Guidelines, which can be found here: http://www.london.anglican.org/kb/volunteering-and-working-with-children-and-adults-at-risk/.
Registration and Consent Forms, and Your Personal Data: We hope you will want to attend regularly with your child. If you do, for various reasons including your child’s welfare, we will ask you to complete a form giving us some information about you and your child. When you return the form, we will give you our Data Privacy Notice, which explains your rights about your data and how we will use it.
Safety: In an emergency, children taking part in groups or activities separately from their parents/carers will be taken to the Assembly Point (the paved area in the garden beside the main entrance to church), where parents/carers should go and collect them.
For more information about our children, youth and family ministry please see here or please contact the Vicar on 020 7249 2627 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.