Our Sunday morning children's groups are called 'Shine'. Everyone is welcome.
Please see the details below for more information and please if you have any questions.
Shine - on Sunday mornings
Here at the Good Shepherd, children and young people are welcome every Sunday. At All Age Services (usually on the first Sunday of the month and at special festivals such as Harvest, Mothering Sunday, Christmas and Easter) children are an intrinsic part of our service; they get involved and join in alongside the adult members of the congregation. Toys, books and colouring sheets are available for younger children if needed.
On other Sundays, school aged children meet in their own groups (see below for more details) and join the service in time to share in communion. Younger children are welcome to stay in the service with their parents - we provide 'Happy Bags' for them to use if they wish. Alternatively, if accompanied by a parent, they may either join the children's groups or use the toys and books in the room adjacent to the main hall.
We sometimes use tablets in our Sunday morning activities to enable the children to access information on the internet. We have an Online Safety Policy Statement. All children using the tablets (and one of their parents) will be asked to read and sign our Online Safety Agreement.
Our Shine programme for the term
All Age Worship about saving and finding
Jesus calms the storm
The parable of the unforgiving servant
The parable of the three servants
All Age Worship for Harvest Festival
The parable of the two sons and the vineyard
The parable of the wedding feast
About paying taxes to Caesar
All Age worship for
Bible Sunday & Light Party
All Saints Day
The parable of the ten young women
All Age Worship for Christ the King
Advent Sunday, the first Sunday of the new church year
3rd December at 4pm
The Angle Gabriel visits Mary
Journey to Bethlehem; the birth of John the Baptist
Christmas Eve and the visit of the shepherds
24th December at 4pm
Family Crib Service for Christmas Eve
All Age Worship for Christmas Day
All Age Worship and Choose-a-Carol Sunday
Stars is our Sunday morning group for children of pre-school age, in Reception and Key Stage 1. Younger children, including babies, are also very welcome to join in!
All children should be accompanied by an adult until they are of school age.
Rockets is our Sunday morning group for children in school years 3, 4 & 5.
Beacons is our group for children and young people in year 6 and above.