CHILDREN

in Sanderstead Parish

Children and Families in Sanderstead Parish

All Saints, St Mary, St Antony and St Edmund

welcome

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.

Jigsaw

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

family fun

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.

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Family Fun

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 ​children@sanderstead-parish.org.uk

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

family fun

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.

toddlers

Toddler Groups

Toddler groups meet in the All Saints Halls in term time, on a Tuesday and Friday morning at 9.30 am. Please Contact Ann Brown, email abrown@mac1systems.com, tel 020 8660 9817, for more information about joining a toddler group.

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Christingle

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.