As a parish we have a number of opportunities across the week that take place under the banner of ‘Sanctuary Kids’. These include an after-school club during term-time, Sunday activities at church, a toddler group, Messy Church, 'Open Church' during school holidays and special one-off events throughout the year. We have two Church of England primary schools in our parish; Moordown St John's School that is adjacent to the church and St. Luke’s in Winton. We lead worship in school on a regular basis at both schools. We also have important links with Linwood School and St Martin's School. We also have local uniformed organisations with whom we have strong links. We believe strongly that church is a place where children and families can thrive and find meaningful community.
THIRD THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH
We have a monthly Messy Church on the THIRD Thursday of each month. We welcome people from 3.00pm and make a start at about 3.30pm. There are crafts, food, a Bible story and other activities. All are really welcome although this is especially aimed at primary school aged children with their parents and carers.
On a Sunday, children and their parents and carers join us for part of the 10am service and then either stay in church for crafts, activities and bible stories or spend some time in another room. At St John's, often children will leave with the Sanctuary Kids leaders and spend some of the service in the choir vestry. At St Luke's, more often than not the children will do their craft and activities at the cafe section of the church.
about the team
Dave is our Children and Families Minister. He is helped by a wonderful team of volunteers. All of those who work with Dave are DBS-checked. If you'd like to be part of the team, get in touch via the 'Email Dave' button below.