Jesus once told his disciples off for trying to keep children out of his way. He said, “Let the little children come to me, for the Kingdom of God belongs to them!” They’re powerful words, which show us something about how God feels about children.
In this Parish we make an effort to help children engage in worship and to play their part in the family of God. Below you’ll find details of the children groups, and children’s worship, which happen in Weston and Shavington.
Edward Bear Club
EBC is Church for 0-5s and their grown up! Every Wednesdays morning during term-time, Edward and his friends meet at Weston Church Hall from 9am until 10.30am. They have breakfast together, followed by songs, story-time, crafts, prayer parachute, and lots and lots of fun! Everyone aged 5 and under is welcome! Bring your own adult!
GLOW (God Loves Our World)
Meets fortnightly during term time on Tuesdays at 3.30pm at St Mark’s. GLOW is specially for primary school aged children, and involves food, games, crafts, bible stories, songs, and prayers. Everyone is welcome! Bring your own adult!
Sunday Celebration meets on the first Sunday of every month at St Mark’s Church. It’s a cafe style service, with breakfast served from 9am and throughout the service which begins at 9.30am. You’ll find the usual ingredients — prayers, bible stories, songs, time for reflection — but in a much more relaxed style & friendly atmosphere which is good for children and families. Our theme for this year is “Heroes of the Bible!”
Once a month on Sunday mornings at 9.30am at St Mark’s, primary school aged children become Bible explorers, working together to play games, sing songs, compete crafts, and learn more about God, themselves, and the world around. We normally dig a bit deeper into the theme from the Sunday Celebration at the beginning of the month. Everyone is welcome! All our leaders have been cleared by DBS to work with children.