All Saints Marlow has a growing number of children and young people engaging with the groups that take place on a Sunday as well as in the local schools. On a Sunday morning, groups run at both the 9:15 Holy Communion service, which is a more traditional service, and also at the 10:59 informal service.
At our 9:15 Holy Communion service we welcome children to ‘Junior Church’ – a group that is aimed at 3-7 year olds. This group leaves the service after the opening Hymn and heads to the Church hall where they have activities to help them learn more about the Bible. They then re-join the service for communion with the rest of the church. Children who are under 3 have the opportunity to play in the new Crèche area at the back of church. This soundproof room also allows parents to enjoy and follow along with the service on a TV screen with audio feed. Alternatively, parents can leave their little ones with crèche volunteers and re-join the main service in the knowledge that they are close by if needed. Older children form our Crypt group which is run in the Crypt below the church. They spend time praying and learning more about the Bible together in an age-appropriate way.
The 10:59 children’s and youth groups are run in a similar way, with everyone staying in the service for the first part and then leaving after the first song. We currently run the following groups: Crèche (0-3), Bubbles (age 3-5), Splash (school years 1-3), XStream (school years 4-5), Cryptics (school years 6+). On the fourth Sunday of every month we have an All Age Service where everyone stays in church and we have a lot of fun worshipping together as one family. During these services the worship is also led by Small Saints – our very own kid’s band!
All groups are run by volunteers who are DBS checked.
We would love to have you join us on a Sunday, whether it is for the 9:15 Holy Communion service or the 10:59 Informal service. If you have any questions about the groups or want to find out more, please contact Anna Clarke, or Children’s Discipleship Leader, or Helen Godwin, our Youth Worker.