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Messy Church, Jigsaw, Toddlers, Children's Area, Holiday Club

Hello everyone. 

There's lots going on for children coming up to Christmas at All Saints:

Toddler groups meet on Tuesdays and Fridays in term time from 9.30 to 11.30 am. There will  be Christmas crafts and Songs in December.

Messy Church The number of Covid cases has been increasing in our area, especially among our 3 primary schools. We have therefore taken the difficult decision to cancel the Christmas Messy church scheduled for Wednesday 8th December. We feel this is the responsible thing to do as we often get up to 80 children and there is a lot of mixing and moving around at this event. We are sure you will understand;

We will be in touch again in the New Year with new Messy Church events.

Jigsaw for younger children and their parents on Sunday 21 November and 5 December at 9.30 am in church.

Family Service at 9.30 am on 28 November, and Christingle at 9.30 am on 12 December.

Crib services at 3 pm and 5pm on Christmas Eve.

Click here to download a poster of all the events for children in December.

Messy Church

Messy Church is usually on every 3rd Sunday in term time, with craft, stories, songs, and food. We have unfortunately had to to take the decision to cancel the planned Christmas Messy Church because of increasing covid cases locally. We hope to be back with more Messy Church in the New Year.


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Jonah and the big fish

Jonah and the whale craft.

Jonah Wordsearch.


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Send us your pictures [to children@sanderstead-parish.org.uk] and we will upload them to this website.

Messy Church

Messy Church 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 4pm 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 always finish with a story, songs and prayers and sometimes a video. Then there is a lovely tea to all enjoy together.

We look forward to welcoming you​ to Messy Church. If you have any questions, please email ​children@sanderstead-parish.org.uk.

Children's Area

The Children's Area at All Saints 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

Our lively and popular Toddler Groups meet in All Saints Halls on Tuesday and Friday mornings at 9.30 am in term time.

Super Heroes dancing

Super Heroes singing

Super Heroes crafts

Super Hero in a box

Sanderstead Community Day

Super Heroes tug-of-war