For Children in Reception year and above we offer a selection of Godly Play, Friends and Heroes and Awesome Worship sessions to help children understand the story of God.
These sessions run during term time at the same time as the 9.45am Sung Eucharist, on every Sunday of the month, apart from certain special services such as Mothering Sunday and Remembrance Day.
A creative and imaginative approach to Christian spiritual nurture that facilitates spiritual conversation and encourages ‘wondering’ questions. The Godly Play approach makes a conscious effort to value all contributions, even those that are apparently silly, incoherent or shocking.
It is a way of preparing children to join in the worship and life of their congregation as they develop a deeper understanding of stories, symbols and rites.
The aim is to help children explore what ‘they’ think and feel and not to arrive at the conclusion that an adult has planned in advance.
The Friends and Heroes
An award winning 2D adventure story set in Egypt in AD69. Macky the central character is a friend of Jesus. He and his friends get into many difficult situations in their stand against the Romans and retell Bible stories to help them understand what to do next. To add to the confusion Macky meets a Roman girl, Portia and becomes her friend. After watching the DVD, we have interesting activities to work on together!
Based on upbeat Christian songs that are catchy – some of them have actions and signs to them – and kids seem to love playing the air guitar to them and we also have a break dancing mat! During this worship we will also be making prayer planes and kites and participating in team games!