Children & Young People

What’s on at All Saints for Children and Young People

All Saints aims to be a family friendly church. We may not always get it right; but we try, because we believe we serve a God who welcomes and includes people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.

On Sundays

We do not currently have 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. We also have KS1 and KS2 pew bags available for use in the pews

If babies need changing, feeding, or calming down then you are welcome to use the toilet (with baby changing facilities), the kitchen and the Mary Bass Room under the tower if you need to.

On the 1st Sunday of each month, we have a service of All-Age Worship at 10.30 am. These services are regularly led by one of the Uniformed Organisations or members of our Junior Choir and are planned with families and children in mind and are about 40-50 minutes long. They may occasionally include communion.

The dates and themes for 2019 are as follows:
6th Jan – Epiphany & New Year
3rd Feb – Candlemas
3rd March – The Transfiguration
31st March – Mothering Sunday
2nd June – Ascension
7th July – Disciples
4th Aug – Greed
1st Sept – Hospitality
6th Oct – Harvest
3rd Nov – All Saints
1st Dec – Advent
5th Jan 2020 – Epiphany


Family Workshops & Youth Events

Every so often throughout the year, usually during a school holiday we hold a Family Workshop – an event for children & adults to attend together exploring a Christian theme and including a short act of worship. We also organise activities for older children from time to time throughout the year. Flyers advertising these workshops and events are circulated via the schools.


All Saints Junior Choir

Since April 2016 we have run a Junior Choir for children aged from 8 – 11+. They rehearse on a Friday evening from 6.30-7.30pm and learn basic music theory, plus singing and playing the recorder. When they have reached a specific standard they receive their robes and start taking part in our morning services once a month and in other special services throughout the year. Trips, activities, a BBQ and a concert and awards evening are part of the life of the choir. 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. 

Contact our Musical Director Barry Lancaster – 01406 370665 

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Schools

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.


All Saints’ Baptism Policy

We offer a service of baptism (a Christening) to any child living in the parish. A baptism can take place either within our main morning worship at 10.30am or at a short separate service at 12.15 on the 4th Sunday of the month. A baptism requires the careful choosing of godparents and expects a level of commitment from the parents to bring up their child in the Christian faith. If parents prefer they can ask for a service of Thanksgiving which includes naming the child. This short ceremony can be used on its own, or prior to baptism at a later date.

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