in Sanderstead Parish

Children and Families in Sanderstead Parish

We welcome children to all our services. Children are also welcome to explore the children's corner at All Saints, or the Family room at St Mary's, with books, toys and crafts. Older children may like to join Jigsaw and Sunday School to learn more about Jesus.

Upcoming events for children

Good Friday Family Service

Friday 30 March 2018 at 9.30 am

Good Friday Activities

St Antony's
Friday 30 March 2018 at 2.30 pm

Family Fun

All Saints Halls
Sunday 15 April 2018 at 3.00 pm

Family Fun

All Saints' Hall
Sunday 13 May 2018 at 3.00 pm

Family Fun

All Saints Halls
Sunday 10 June 2018 at 3.00 pm
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Summer Holiday Club

Coming this summer: MISSION RESCUE, an exciting Holiday club for children aged 5 - 11.

The club will run in All Saints halls on 28th, 29th and 30th August 2018 from 10 am till 12.30 pm.

'Mission Rescue' will have a secret agent theme that allows children each day to engage in missions, invent secret language, crack codes and deliver messages as we explore God's amazing rescue plan.

For more details watch the website or contact us on to register your interest. Booking will be essential. Booking forms will be available to download from this site after Easter.

Visit the All Saints' Children's Page for more information about Children at All Saints

Jigsaw at All Saints

Sunday School for primary school aged children. At All Saints on 1st, 2nd and 3rd Sundays of the month at 10 am.

Visit the All Saints' Children's Page for more information about Children at All Saints

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Family Fun at All Saints

Family Fun is a monthly activity based service, usually on a Sunday afternoon, for all children up to the age of 12 years, and their parents​, grandparents​ and carers. We start at 3pm in the All Saints' church halls with ​lots of ​time for activities and crafts based around ​the Bible, ​which the children do with their parents and carers, ​followed by plenty of ​lively ​singing​ and a story. We end our time together​ with a tasty snack and refreshments for all. Children take home everything they have made.

We look forward to welcoming you​ to Family Fun. If you have any questions, please email ​

Dates for the first half of 2018 are 14 January, 11 February, 4 March, 15 April, 13 May and 10 June.

Visit the All Saints' Children's Page for more information about Children at All Saints

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Children's Area in All Saints

Our Children’s Area is located in St Catherine’s Aisle, which is part of the main church. There are toys, books, games and puzzles suitable for babies and older children and a member of our congregation, who has been D & B checked, stays in the Area throughout the service to look after and ensure the safety of the children. Parents are welcome to stay with their children or to come and go during the service. Children can take toys or colouring books from the Children’s Area and sit with their parents if they prefer. There are toilet facilities and a baby changing unit nearby in the vestry.


Toddler Groups at All Saints

Toddler groups meet in the All Saints Halls in term time, on a Tuesday and Friday morning at 9.30 am. Please Contact the Parish Office, for more information about joining a toddler group.

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Sunday School and Family Room at St Mary's

Here at St. Mary's we welcome many families to our Sunday worship. Some come into Church and stay through the worship. Others start in the Church and then head off into the Church Hall where there is Sunday School for school age children. Sunday School offers a time of worship, bible stories and activities to help the children (and their parents!) learn more about God's love for them.

Parents and children can also go into the Family room within the church, where there will be toys and simple books out, for the little ones to choose from.

You do not need to "book" a place. Simply come along. We follow careful Child Protection procedures to ensure that all, children and adults alike, feel safe and loved.



Christingle Services in aid of The Children's Society are held at each church around Christmas. Learn about the love of Christ with a special Christingle Orange, a red ribbon, a candle and the fruits of the earth. Check our events list for the date and times of the services.