CHILDREN AT ST PETER AND ST PAUL
Children are welcome at all our services and activities, and are a valued part of our church community. Some children simply like to sit in the congregation with their parents, and that is fine. Others like to have something to do. Just like adults, children are all different, and we offer various ways for them to get involved.
Sunday school normally meets on the first Sunday of the month, during the morning service in the vicarage. The children can be brought straight to the vicarage from 9.50 onwards, where they will be met. They will be brought back to church in time for communion. Sessions might include craft, a story and games, and are based on the Bible readings set for that day in church. Sunday school is a friendly, fun time. All our leaders are DBS checked, and parents are welcome to come to Sunday school with their children if they would like to. Children of any age are welcome, but parents of pre-school children will need to stay with them.
Occasional sessions for all ages, with crafts, activities, a bit of worship and cake! In the Church Hall (opposite the church). See some of what we have got up to on the blog here and here.
There are usually about 6 sessions per year, usually on the 4th Sunday of every other month. Email the vicar to ask to be put onto the email mailing list, or keep an eye on the website, blog or facebook page to find out when the next session is coming up.
Fun songs for children and their parents, with Anne Le Bas, to help them start singing and enjoy music.
Every 3rd Sunday in the month at 11.15am (straight after All Age Worship)
Open to any child – babies included - whether or not they come to church.
Sessions will last 20-30 minutes. Singing Starters is free.
Our Children's choir meets from 5-5.30pm in the church hall. It is a relaxed introduction to singing together and to the basics of reading music. It is suitable for children from about 5-9 years old. You are welcome either to stay with them (bringing younger children if necessary) or to leave them for the half-hour session. The choir is led by Revd Anne Le Bas. Children's choir is free.
A drop in group for parents or carers with babies and toddlers. 9.30-11.30 every Thursday during Term time in Seal Church Hall.
There is a children's corner at the back of church with toys and books for children who get restless or bored during services. Parents or carers are asked to keep an eye on them, as this space is unsupervised.
Christening and Confirmation
If you would like to know more about christening (also known as baptism) or confirmation, there are details here, or you can contact the priest in charge to talk about this.
Seal Church of England Primary School
Seal school in Zambra Way has strong links with the church. The priest and other members of the congregation are involved as governors, leading assemblies, and helping with clubs. The school comes to church occasionally during the year for services. The school website is here. A termly prayer leaflet is produced for those who would like to pray for the school. You can find a link to it on the homepage.