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. 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. Members of the congregation run an after-school club at the school for the children of Tewin Cowper on Fridays in term-time.
Our 9.30am service of Holy Communion each Sunday is traditional in nature, but we still welcome children and their families.
On the third Sunday of the month at 11.15am we have a 45 minute 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. It's often a popular service fo those who find sitting still a bit of a challenge!
We also 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 taing 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 - 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.