Children are important to St.Helen’s and they (along with their noises and their wanderings) are always welcome at any of our services. We have a special children’s corner with toys, colouring pages, books, and some extra floor space – children and their grown-ups are welcome to sit there or to take material to their seats anywhere in the church.
Sunday School is offered every Sunday during the 10am service in a “one-room school” format. We welcome kids ages 4+ – younger children can come too but they need to bring their own grown-up with them. Children and adults share in the opening hymn and prayer before children go to their own time of Biblical storytelling and activities. They rejoin the adults in time for communion.
Our Sunday School curriculum is written by our priest, the Ven. Rhonda Waters. Each month, the children focus on one of the stories that will be heard in the Sunday service that month with a different activity offered each week. Repeating the stories helps children learn more deeply and the variety of activities keeps things interesting! Music, crafts, games, tea parties, and gardening – you never know just what you might get to do in Sunday School!
Our Sunday School teachers include our clergy and a team of dedicated volunteers. Two adults are present with the Sunday School each week and everyone involved has an up-to-date police check.
If you have any questions about Christian formation for your children or would like to contribute to St. Helen’s ministry with children, please don’t hesitate to be in touch with, Rhonda, by email or by phoning the office.