All Saints’ Church welcomes children and young people at ALL Services
During the Service, ASK has the opportunity to share the morning’s topic and learning with rest of the congregation.
Refreshments are provided.
This provides an opportunity for babies and pre-schoolers with their Mums, Dads, Grandparents and other carers to get together and meet for story-telling, prayer and music followed by tea and a chat.
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It is an inclusive youth group where young people will feel welcome, secure and comfortable, and know that they can celebrate their identity, especially those aspects of their identity that make them different from others, such as their culture or ethnicity, sexual orientation, ability, gender, health (including mental health), education, parental status, involvement in juvenile justice, faith, being a young carer, etc.
We play lots of games – hide and seek seems to be really popular at the moment even amongst our older members! Young people are very aware of the world around them. They are enthusiastic for social justice and the issues that are having an impact on their communities.
As this is a church youth group, we have short discussions on spirituality, life, world events, God & prayer and give the young people the chance to reflect & ask questions about how spirituality and faith is relevant in today’s world and the issues that they think are important. In the last year we have looked at climate change, mental health issues for teenagers and body image, to name just three. We also regularly have trips out such as Crazy Golf, Bowling and Laser Quest and last year we had our first weekend away and are planning to do the same this year.
Most importantly, all our sessions include food whether it be a few sandwiches or making our own pizzas. Eating together is the place that we really get to know each other and grow as a community.
You don’t have to attend All Saints, be a Christian or even believe in God to join us – just a willingness to have fun, make new friends, explore how you can have a voice in your local community and also how you can help out in that community, and of course EAT!
If you are interested please contact Revd Ian Whitley on Ian.firstname.lastname@example.org
The aim of the club is to expose the children to the Christian religion through stories, games, craft and singing. On the 4th session, the children walk from Banstead Infant School to All Saints’ Church for activities and a short Service.
This club is limited to 30 places and the administration for this club is by the School’s Office.
For this activity, Junior Choir members and all junior age children in the congregation retire to the Upper Vestry during the Service for age appropriate Christian teaching through chats and discussions.
AND – all welcome to our light-hearted film shows on the last Saturday of the month – see http://www.bansteadallsaints.com/family-flicks-starts-28th-september/
Our Children’s Worker Sofia Welsby, who is working particularly with ASK and Big Teds.
Contact Sofia on email@example.com
For activities for teenagers please contact Revd Ian Whitley on Ian.firstname.lastname@example.org
For Baptisms, please contact Rosemary Whipp.
Telephone: 01737 359764