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, with books, toys and crafts.

During the time of covid 19, we are not able to run all our children's activities. On Sunday 11 October we held a children's harvest festival in All Saints' church hall, and more events are being planned. You can find all our online services on the Sermons page, and more fun for children during lockdown on the Kids at Home page. Keep safe!

Contact Chris Newman, our Children and Families Pastor, or the Children's Team on

Upcoming events for children

Sanderstead LIght

All Saints Hall
Sunday 30 May 2021 at 9.30 am


ADVENTure 2020. Although we would love to be opening our garages to everyone, for obvious reasons we cannot do that, so this year we are holding ADVENTure on line. Instead of visiting a garage every day you will be able to visit a different country each day! Behind each door of our virtual advent calendar will be a short video showing how Christmas is celebrated in that country, together with some other fun facts and information. The exciting thing is that the videos will have been made by members of the Sanderstead community.

Visit the ADVENTure Page to open up the fun.

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 Kids at Home Page for more information about Children at All Saints


Dynamite at All Saints

After School Club for primary school aged children. At All Saints, 3.30 - 4.30 on a Monday. Contact for more information once we come out of lockdown.

Visit the Kids at Home 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 ​

Visit the Kids at Home Page for more information about Children at All Saints



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.

Summer Holiday Club

Our exciting Summer Holiday Club for children aged 5 -11, took place on 28th - 30th August 2019.

Last year's theme was Space. We explored the world and the universe. Visit our Space Academy Page to see some photos of the fun.

For more information contact us on

Visit the Kids at Home 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.

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Scallywags at St Edmund's

Scallywags parent and toddler group. Thursdays during term time. 9.30 am - 11.30 am.

Everyone welcome. Babies and tots up to 5, Mums, Dads, Grandparents, Carers. Enjoy a tea while the little ones play. Lots of friends, craft and toys.

£1.75 for one child, 50p for extra child.

Contact the Parish Office for more information, 020 8657 0665.


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.