As a child involved in St Michael’s Church, our aim is that every individual feels they belong, feel valued and encouraged to learn more about Jesus and the difference having a relationship with him can make to your life!
On Sunday mornings alongside our morning service we have different groups running for children under the age of 11. We start in the service all together as a whole church and then split for the children to go into their different groups.
Each week in all of the different groups, the leaders plan creative and age-appropriate sessions to help the children engage with stories from the Bible in a fun and relevant way!
Fireflies takes place during the service on Sunday mornings. A welcoming space for parents and their under two’s to connect with one another, as well as listening to the service on the live loop.
Age 2 – Year 1
This group meet downstairs in the church building. They are learn about a different bible story each week and have activities based around the story. The activities are often messy and are definitely lots of fun!
Year 2 – 4
This group meets upstairs. Their sessions are based around the same bible story as the other groups. Activity and games help them understand a bit more deeply what the story is about, but don’t think we take ourselves too seriously. There are lots of fun and giggles to be had!
Year 5 – 6
This group meets upstairs. Their session is based around a similar theme to the other under 11’s groups. Activities vary from week to week and the aim is to help them understand and strengthen their faith in God and help prepare them for their future journey with him.
(But don’t forget that God likes to have a little bit of fun too!)
Mossy Church is a chance to connect with nature, connect with God and a time to connect with each other! An occasion Sunday morning session happens for Primary aged children and their grown ups. A gathering outside in a space to get creative, enjoy God’s beautiful creation alongside learning something new about Him!
Please check the calendar for updates or contact Sas McConville or the office for more information.
Little Tykes @ St Mikes
Is a mid week group for under 4’s and the adults who look after them, from the local area. We usually meet fortnightly on a Wednesday morning in term time from 10 – 11.15. Toys, singing time, stories, snacks and crafts to take home. Please check the Facebook Page (Little Tykes @ St Mikes) for more information on how to sign up, or contact Sas McConville.
Numbers are limited on our register at the moment and we are keeping the spaces for local families/carers.
New Mums of Newton and Kingsway
This a group that meets in the church lounge occasionally to enable new mums to meet and connect with each other. Please contact the office or Sas McConville for information and updates.
226 is a monthly club for children in school years two to six. It runs at St Michael’s Church or the Kingsway Café. The group involves games, crafts, challenges and a thought for the evening as well as the chance to meet new friends and spend time together having fun!
We ask for a voluntary contribution each term, to cover the costs of snacks and craft materials.
The group runs from 5.40-7pm. Contact Sas McConville or Jenny in the church office for more information.
As a church, we are connected with our local schools through assemblies, lessons, church visits as well as hosting training and school events throughout the year. We also work in partnership with CSCW.
Please speak to Sas for more information.
Year 6 Transition: Also look out for more information on how we can support your child in Year 6 as they transition into secondary school.
Support and Resource
We hope to be a place you can come to, to learn together, ask questions, and support one another in what it means to care for our families well and what it looks like to disciple our children as they grow up in a world that doesn’t know Christ.
Check out the links below for ideas and encouragements.
As a church we will commit to pray for families in our local area. If you have a specific need or prayer request. Fill out the form below and we will pray for you.
Fill In Your Form
If you have children coming to any of our groups, please fill in a form to help us to look after them the best we can!
Children and Families Worker: Sas McConville