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.

Events for children are now up and running again. Toddler groups are open on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9.30am, a new service for families, "Refresh", is held in either the church or the church hall on the second Sunday of the month and Messy Church is on the third Sunday of the month at 4 pm. Services in church will continue to be live streamed, and there will be videos available on our YouTube channel and Facebook page. You can find all our online services on the Sermons page, and more fun for children on the Kids at Home page.

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

Upcoming events for children

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Messy Church

Messy Church is a monthly activity based service, usually on the third Sunday in term time, for all children up to the age of 12 years, and their parents and grandparents and carers. We run from 4pm - 5.30pm 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. There is no charge but donations are welcome to cover costs of food and craft supplies.

We look forward to welcoming you to Messy Church. If you have any questions, please email

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



A new service for families will be held in the Church Hall on the second Sunday of every month beginning on Sunday 13th June 2021. There will be crafts, games and music. Adults are welcome to stay, or can join the Parish Praise service in the church which will be running simultaneously.

Please book via this website (on the events page) or by "My Churchsuite".

For more information contact us on

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

Super Hero

Summer Holiday Club

The 2021 Summer Holiday Club for children aged 5 - 11 will take place on 24 - 26 August, from 10am to 2pm.

The theme will be "Super Heroes"

For more information contact us on

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


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. Restarting after lockdown on June 8th 2021. Please Contact the Parish Office, for more information about joining a toddler group.

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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.



Christingle Services in aid of The Children's Society are held around Christmas. Learn about the love of Christ with a special Christingle Orange, a red ribbon, a candle and the fruits of the earth.