Children's Church

Children's ChurchYoung people of all ages are most welcome at St Laurence's.

Visiting Families. Leaflets are available to inform children about the church and to give clues to help spot various features of historic interest.  An audio tour is available as a download for your iPhone or tablet.

School Visits. We are pleased to guide parties of school children of all ages round our ancient church building which is full of interest for them.  If you intend to visit, please do contact us and advise us if you wish to have a guided tour.

9.30 Eucharist on Sundays. "Family Packs" are available for older children to explain and simplify the service.  For younger children there are "Happy Bags" which contain a book and a soft toy.

Children's church usually leaves during the sermon, to form a group for appropriate teaching , activity and discussion.

Junior Choir We are pleased to recruit children to the choir.

Baptism and Confirmation. We offer the opportunity for baptism and confirmation preparation, and there is a post confirmation group.

Special Events. Every year we arrange a number of special events.  These have included a drama day and an art exhibition.  Children are also encouraged to participate at the Christmas Fair and have fun.

We also involve local children in Special Music Projects, such as the outreach event Peter and the Wolf and the Mystery Play production 2009.

Christmas Eve. We hold a Christingle Service which is always well attended by people of all ages.

Easter. Everyone is welcome to join the Palm Sunday procession from St John's and St Giles to St Laurence's.  Small children especially enjoy our Easter Garden in church.

Children's Corner. This is popular with both families visiting the Church, and young childen during a service.

Messy Church. St Laurence's hosts a quarterly Eucumenical "Messy Church" on a Sunday afternoon.  This is an informal occasion for all ages, which includes craft activities, story, songs and prayer.  We end with tea and cakes.

Parent and Toddler Groups. St Laurence's hosts two groups weekly, on Wednesday and Friday mornings, where parents come with their toddlers and enjoy a drink, buiscuit and a chat.