Nurturing Spirituality in Children
Children are particularly welcome at St Luke's. They are important to us. All children have an inborn spirituality; but if spirituality is not nurtured, it withers. We aim to encourage children in their spiritual development and parents in the role they can play to support them. Click here for more about what we do.
Here in summary are the services and activities which St Luke's offers for children and their parents:
Baptism Preparation Evenings
Groups of parents requesting baptism for their children are invited to these evenings. Prospective godparents may also attend. The meaning of baptism and the promises made on the child's behalf will be discussed. Click here for more about baptisms at St Luke's.
A very informal service designed to allow parents and carers of pre-school children to discuss contemporary issues and recharge their 'spiritual batteries'. Toddlers and babies have toys to play with and there is no requirement for them to be quiet! Refreshments before and after. The Pram Service usually takes place on the first Wednesday of the month. You can double check by looking at our Events Calendar.
These groups are sponsored by the church and take place in the Community Hall every Thursday in term time. Breastfeeding support is also provided at some sessions. The playgroup is for pre-school children with parents staying throughout. Click here for more details.
On the first Sunday of the month at 11:30. A service particularly suitable for families with young children, lasting about 40 minutes. Refreshments and time to meet other families afterwards.
Every Sunday during the 10:00 Parish Eucharist. Children join the service at the beginning and end. For the remaining time they go to the Community Hall for their Junior Church groups.Click here for more details.
Our large junior choir involves almost 30 children between 8 and 14 years of age coached by a trained musician. They sing with the adult choir at the 10:00 Parish Eucharist every Sunday morning and also greatly enhance our worship by singing at special services. Click here for more details.