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. Older children may like to join Jigsaw to learn more about Jesus.

Upcoming events for children

Good Friday Family Service

All Saints
Friday 19 April 2019 at 9.30 am

Good Friday children's activities at St Antony's

St Antony's
Friday 19 April 2019 at 2.30 pm

Family Fun

All Saints
Sunday 12 May 2019 at 3.00 pm

Toddlers' picnic on the Gruffy

Sanderstead Gruffy
Tuesday 14 May 2019 at 11.30 am

Family Fun

All Saints
Sunday 23 June 2019 at 3.00 pm

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.

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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.

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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.

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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 Rev Susan Atkinson-Jones,, tel 020 8657 5505


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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Summer Holiday Club

During this summer we ran MISSION RESCUE, an exciting Holiday club for children aged 5 - 11.

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

We hope to run another holiday club in 2019: Watch this space.

For more details watch the website or contact us on

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