Our groups for children and young people take place on the first, third and fourth Sundays of each month during the 10:30am Family Service.
Children leave the church service after the first hymn and have age-appropriate Bible teaching, activities and games in the Church halls. We return to church at the end of the service, when the children and young people share with the rest of the congregation what they have been doing. We now have five Sunday School groups at St Michael’s:
Corner Creche runs at the back of church during the service so that parents can access the sermon and Church Family life, quiet rooms are available and can be accessed up to 3 years of age.
Scramblers is our age 3 – to year 1 group that runs during family services. It has a mix of interactive bible teaching, singing, games and craft that reinforce God’s message from the bible that day.
Explorers is our years 2-5 group that runs during family services. It has interactive bible teaching with age-appropriate application alongside the acting out of bible passages, games, crafts and worksheets that seek to reinforce God’s message that day from the bible. Explorers has regular yearly events for the children to invite friends to.
Pathfinders is our years 6-8 group that runs during family services. It has an interactive bible study with termly social activities and events to invite friends to. We work in partnership with other local churches to build a network of encouragement and support for the Pathfinders.
CYFA is our years 9-13 group that runs a midweek interactive bible study. The CYFA’s stay in the church service learning how to listen and take notes from the sermon and what it means to be in a church family. The CYFA group meets on a Wednesday in term time in the Manley Hall from 7.30pm, anyone from 14-18 is welcome. We regularly meet for socials and have a partnership with local churches to build an network of support for the CYFAs.
Our Parish Safeguarding Representative is Amanda Clark (07956 460493) and our Diocese’s Safeguarding Policy can be viewed here.
Information about the midweek Scout and Guide groups at St Michael’s can be found here.