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Children & Young People
Unfortunately, we do not currently have the leaders available to be able to offer Junior Church or Sunday School on a Sunday morning. However, children are welcome to sit with their parents in church and those with pre-school children may wish to sit in or near the Children’s Corner towards the front of the church on the south side where children can play safely and complete a gospel-related worksheet each Sunday if they wish.
If babies need changing, feeding, or calming down then you are welcome to use the toilet, the kitchen and the Mary Bass Room under the tower if you need to.
Each month, on the 1st Sunday, we have a service of All-Age Worship at 10.30 am. This is planned with families and children in mind and is about 40-50 minutes long. Occasionally this service may include communion. Children are encouraged (if they want to) to take an active role in this service in processions, drama, music or artwork.
Occasional workshops and Messy Church
During the school holidays, we occasionally run workshops or Messy Church activities for children and young families. These are usually advertised through local schools. On Maundy Thursday we put on a Messy Easter event telling the story of Holy Week, sharing a meal, and creating an Easter Garden in the North Porch.
Summer 2017 Craft Workshop
Our summer craft workshop for children of 8 years + (younger ones with an adult), will be held on Mondays 24th & 31st of July and the 14th and 21st of August between 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm
The children will be making a series of nativity figures with Lynda after a lunch of spaghetti bolognaise. There is a signup sheet at the back of Church for volunteers to help, but even if you just want to pop in for half an hour to join the fun and meet our young people, you will be so welcome.
Other activities for Children & Young People
All Saints Choir
Children who enjoy singing are welcomed into our choir from the age of about 8. They should be able to read but will be taught all the music they need. Choir practices are currently held on a Friday evening from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The choir sings at our 10.30am Sunday Service on the first and third Sundays of the month and at other special services and also for weddings (for which they get paid!). The choir is affiliated to the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) and children are encouraged to take part in the Voice for Life scheme and earn coloured ribbons as they develop their musical skills and commitment.
Please contact our Director of Music Barry Lancaster – 01406 370546
We have adopted the Church of England House of Bishops’ policy on Child Protection for all our work with children.
All our volunteers have completed a DBS check and work under close supervision.
We take Collective Worship in our church school – William Stukeley Church of England Primary School twice a month and in Holbeach Primary Academy once a month. We also frequently welcome both schools to visit the church regularly in support of their curriculum.
We also encourage visits by classes from the University Academy of Holbeach (UAH) and they use the church for concerts.
We also aim to visit Small Saints Pre-School once each half term.