Junior Church meets at 10am in our Church Hall every Sunday except for the fourth in the month, when we hold an All-Age Worship service in Church.
Everyone begins worship together in Church for the greeting, first hymn and the blessing, children then continue their worship in the Church hall, led by the Junior Church team. The hall is set up with a play area suitable for toddlers, everyone else (Leaders, Parents and Children) gather in front of the stage to begin our Junior Church Service.
The children share in prayer, stories, games, craft, songs, collection, teaching session and any birthdays celebrated in the traditional way. The children are encouraged to work together within the age appropriate activities. At some stage either within the Junior Church service or at the end we meet in a circle and share the Peace & Lord’s Prayer. We return to the main Church Service for the Eucharist.
The Fourth Sunday in the month is a shared All Age Family service. We encourage the children to join in with this service and families are welcomed to sit in the Butler Chapel with some toys available for the very young children.
St Margaret’s has a youth group which meets at least monthly. This group is aimed at 8 to 13 year olds and encourages our young people to develop both spiritually and socially. The youth group meetings have recently explored the meaning of Lent. They have had movie nights, been ten pin bowling, and been ice skating. Interested? Drop us a line.
Little Steps is a service for families with children aged 0 to 4. It is held on a Monday between 2pm till 3pm during term time. The purpose of the service is to provide an alternative type of worship for families with very young children.
The service starts in church with lots of action songs whilst we wait for everyone to arrive. Next we have an interactive story using puppets or visual aids or a Godly play and then we go to the hall to do some craft. To finish the service we have a couple more songs with instruments and a prayer and then there are refreshments. The children take turns to help give out song sheets, take the offertory plate round, give out pewslips and blow out the candle at the end of the story.
Contact Us to find out more about the Family Church Services