Children at St Peter's

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Messy Church is at St Peter's

 

 children at St Peter'sJesus said, “I praise you Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to children.” (Matthew 11:25)

Children have an amazing capacity for all things spiritual and it is our responsibility as members of Christ's Church to support, nurture and, as adults, learn from this as we grow together in faith and Spirit and in mutual support and love for one another.

At St. Peter's Church, we recognise the need to support young people in their Christian faith and over many years have created opportunities to work with children and young people.  The vicar holds assembly at Tewin Cowper school most weeks and all the pupils take part in services at the church for the major Christian Festivals. We have started a new venture - Messy Church - on the afternoon of the 3rd Sunday of each month. 

Messy Church is for all the family and all ages, and is an increasingly popular and different way of doing church. Sometimes it will be outside (also known as Muddy Church), sometimes inside and sometimes a mixture of both. There is some craft, but other activities too - all fun while reflective and God focussed. There is a short time of worship at the end of each Messy Church and a sharing of food together. Come and give it a try!

This month we meet at 3-4.30pm at St Peter’s, when the theme for Messy Church will be:
November 19th - Remember Me  and a baptism is also due to take place.

If you’d like to come along and join the fun, please register in advance by emailing Clare Rawlins at clarelouiserawlins@gmail.com.

December 10th - Tewin Nativity

 Our 9.30am service of Holy Communion each Sunday is traditional in nature, but we still welcome children and their families. 

We run an Easter craft morning every year - with plenty of sticking and glitter.  There is no charge and we end with a chocolate egg hunt.  St Peter's organizes the popular Tewin nativity, with live baby and livestock, and in preparation for this we run a lantern making workshop in the school for those taking part in our procession.

Our aim is that children, young people and their families always feel welcome and welcome your suggestions for growing this work at St. Peters Church. 

Please refer to the events calendar for dates.

If you have any queries, require further information or have children who would like to be involved please contact Revd. Susannah Underwood - team.vicar@welwyn.org.uk or Clare Rawlins at clarelouiserawlins@gmail.com

Dates of future events are on display in the church and are detailed each month in the Parish News.

A policy on Child Protection governs all activities with young people and is closely monitored.

Our Safeguarding Officer is Mrs Pauline Brown, tel: 01438 717580 and a poster for our Safeguarding Policy can be viewed here Safeguarding Policy.  And our policy here.