Sunday School

Sunday School or Sundays’ Cool as we like to call it, provides the opportunity for our young people to learn about our faith in a loving and fun environment.

The Sunday School is held during the normal 10am Sunday service on the 1st and 4th Sundays of each month. We enjoy a caring family atmosphere in the Sunday School and would love to welcome any new faces. All ages are welcome we do however ask that under 4’s bring a parent or carer in with them as we have just 2 adults leading most sessions. During a session we normally enjoy praising God with singing and dancing to lively worship music, with the help of musical instruments. We pray together, usually in a prayer circle enabling each child the opportunity to pray if they wish. A Bible story is shared, often relating to the reading/sermon that the adults are hearing in the main service. Craft activities and games follow the theme of ‘ Today’s Story’ which encourages learning in a fun way.

Please come and join us as we praise and learn about God together.

Secondary Division

For secondary age young people we have a special provision on the 2nd Sunday of the month which explores issues and questions of life and faith through informal discussion and learning activities. We always begin with breakfast.

Messy Church  the first Saturday in each month 3-5pm in church includes tea

MESSY CHURCH? WHAT IS IT?
About fourteen years ago a young lady called Lucy Moore decided she wanted to try something different from set services and approached her vicar to try something new for families, for any family who perhaps didn’t come to church. It would be a light touch Christian focus that was informal with activities for all, where children and families could try out crafts, sing and have a meal together. ‘Messy’ referred more to the informal approach although frequently there was paint and glue involved!
The idea caught on big time. There are posters, books and other merchandise available and when we met up with Lucy earlier in the year she had just returned from a visit to Australia! Messy Church has gone global!
The Messy Church I started at my previous church is still going strong seven years on. So we have just started with young families in and around Wateringbury with a focus on families with children up to eight years and meeting in the church on the first Saturday of the month from 3pm – 5pm. We sing action songs, have a Bible story, perhaps games and then creative activities. We come back together to sing and we finish with tea. An August meeting will depend on a response at the July session so watch out for a notice on the Church board at the cross roads or e-mail me on ruth.dunn33@btinternet.com!

The Easter Project

The Easter Project has become a fixed item on our calendar of events at Easter. It is held in Church during the morning on the day before Easter Sunday. It began in 2006 with the aim of sharing the joyful news of Jesus’ death and resurrection with children of Primary school age. Children come mainly from Wateringbury but those outside the village are very welcome and indeed we have had more and more children coming from other areas. The morning is roughly organized into 3 sections:

Easter Story and singing

Easter crafts and refreshments

More of the Easter story, singing and giving out of prizes.

As parents return to collect their children, we share with them some of the things we have been up to. This year we had 86 children join us and with over 40 adult helpers the Church was ‘buzzing.’