Children, families and young people are really important to us. What they bring and receive is central to St Michael’s mission.
We want parents to feel relaxed and confident to bring their children into church, especially during the 9.30am service on a Sunday morning. Age-specific children’s groups run alongside this service in term time. Children attending these groups are brought back into church at 10.15am to join the service for Holy Communion.
Pre-school children may go with a parent or carer to Climbers in the Parish Centre (at the east end of the churchyard). This group is structured by song, movement, story and prayer. For more information please contact Louise Savory Tel: 01727 848208
Explorers is for infants-aged children and meets in St Michael’s school building adjacent to the church. This group offers an emphasis on fun with a base of Christian nurture. For more information please contact Jo Fabian Tel: 01727 752365
Seekers is for school years 3-7 inclusive and also meets in St Michael’s school. Seekers combines Bible reading, prayers and developing an understanding of New Testament stories and the life of Jesus. This is followed by fun activities such as art, crafts, etc. For more information please contact Pauline Wiley Tel: 01727 868532
Once a month, usually on the second Sunday, there is an All Age Communion at 9.30am when everyone meets in church together.
This (free!) carers and toddlers runs in the Parish Centre, every Tuesday 9.45am to 11.15am in term time. For more details please contact Jacqueline Voyce
Our main services are enhanced by servers (ages eight and above) who assist the clergy ‘up front’. For more information, please contact Kenneth Padley, Tel: 01727 835037,
Two social, prayer and discussion groups for young people, one for school years 7-9 and another for years 10-13, meet roughly once a month in families’ homes. More info from Jenny Tarvet.
We strive for the highest standards of personal and practical safety in our work with people of all ages. All who work with children are appropriately trained and checked. For more information about this area please view our Safeguarding Policy or talk with our DBS recruiter and Safeguarding Officer, Alison Ferreira Tel: 01727 860459.