On Sundays and other days
Godly Play is our Sunday morning teaching program for school aged children.
Children leave church early in the service and return in time for Communion.
Godly play runs in Term Time.
During school holidays children are involved in an adapted form of the normal service.
Background information about Godly Play can be found here.
assists children to internalise the Christian language system through play, through carefully and respectfully mentored experience of the biblically based stories. There are six objectives that guide the trained Godly Play Mentor who: ·
model: show to wonder, which helps open the children’s creative process to engage the whole Christian language system in their play with God and the community of children during early, middle and late childhood. ·
shows: children how to create meaning with wondering questions arising from the Christian language system. ·
invites: children to choose their own work from among constructive alternatives. This gives children space to confront their existential limits and ethical issues.
organises: the mentoring time around the deep structure of Christian worship: gathering together, listening to the scriptures, responding to the lesson, sharing a feast, and saying goodbye with mutual blessing. ·
supports: the community of children by respecting and challenging them to participate constructively. ·
clarifies: the whole Christian language system by the organisation of the teaching materials in the room. This clarity enables children to more easily internalise the four functions of the language system emphasised by Godly Play: sacred stories, parables, liturgical action, and contemplative silence.
Resumes in February
Mainly Music will provide a fun time of music and movement for pre-school children and their parents or carers.
Contact us for more information
Started in 1990, mainly music is a fun music group for parents or primary care givers to enjoy together with their young child. Throughout the session, children develop gross and fine motor skills, language, imagination, mathematical and pre-reading skills as well as socialize with others. Each mainly music is associated with and is run by volunteers from a local church. Children are introduced to music, creativity and more. Plus families are given a chance to think about the God-part of life. Amazing to think that all this can be achieved in a loving, shared family environment.
More information here.