Jesus 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.
Currently we run ‘Workshops’ outside school-term time, working on themes related to the major Christian Festivals: Christmas, Easter, Harvest and All Saints. These Workshops are suitable for children in the Pre-school, KS1 and KS2 age ranges. The workshops, usually 2 hours, are a mix of art and craft activities, music, games and end with a short act of worship. A busy time is had by all with lots of glue, glitter paint, paper etc! These workshops are open to all children in the Parish and the school.
On the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month we have 'Little Lambs', an afternoon of story, song, play and craft from 2-3pm, for Pre-Schoolers and their carers.
On the third Sunday of the month at 11.15am we have a 45minute service at St Peter’s Church. There is no Holy Communion at this service, our worship together is more informal and interactive and is a good opportunity to get to know one another. Rainbows and Brownies often come along. It is particularly good for anyone who likes a lie in on Sunday morning.
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.
For young people who would like to join an evening group these run at All Saints Datchworth on Friday evening. Teenagers run from 6-7.30pm for school years 6, 7 and 8 and Allsorts for year 9 and above at 7.30pm. Both groups meet in the church hall.
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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 our Safeguarding Policy can be viewed here Safeguarding Policy.