Sunday Club at St Nicholas
At St Nicholas, children are always welcome at our services.
Sunday Club runs during term time every first and third Sunday and the children enjoy their own activities in the Parish Room during the 11am service. The Children start the service sitting with their parents, leaving for their activities during the first hymn and returning in time to meet their family to go up to the altar rail together for communion or a blessing.
The group follow the "Roots" programme, which usually links with the theme that the adults are following in church. There is a story, prayer, sometimes singing and an activity. Towards the end of the main service they are usually invited to the front to share what they've done with an appreciative audience - they usually manage to upstage the clergy!
If children do wish to remain in church with their family they are welcome to do so. There are pictures to colour and books to read at the back of church to which they are welcome to help themselves. There are toys available for use at the back of the church in the carpeted area.
On the second Sunday of the month there is a shorter more informal service suitable for all ages so no Sunday club, and on the fourth Sunday of the month (in Term time) Messy Church takes place. Outside of Term time the service in church is suitable for the children to stay with their families in church. The service is simplified and includes a short talk suitable for all ages.