We are currently seeking a full time Children and Families worker. In the mean time, Janelle Stevenson is holding the fort.
Our goal is to partner with our children and families as they grow in their relationships with Jesus.
We strive to give our children a strong foundation in their faith so that they can build and grow in their faith as they mature. We provide a creative and fun environment that encourages everyone to use their gifts to further their walk with the Lord and to share his love with their families and community. Jesus said,
“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
We take that calling very seriously and offer several programs around the Christian education of our children.
We are blessed to have volunteers happy to teach our children through several different programs. Everyone has been DBS checked and have all taken courses in Safeguarding provided by the Oxford Dioceses.
in the Reading Room garden, weather permitting.
If you are looking for a great place where babies are welcome then come along to Chatterbox. Everyone is welcome to join this friendly community group. Meet other parents for encouragement and socialising.
The group caters for children from birth to 4 years old.
As soon as COVID restrictions allow, and we are able to meet inside the Reading Room, refreshment, toys, crafts, and music time will be provided.
Term time only - see you on 3 September!
We share Bible stories with our primary aged children on Sunday mornings. Meeting in the Reading Room part way through the 10am service the children hear stories and do crafts as they learn about the Bible. They return to the church for a blessing during Holy Communion.
The second Sunday of the month the children stay with their parents for our all-age service. The service is more casual and easier for children to follow and participate in.
Busy bags, children’s bulletins, books and crafts are always available in our creche area for children of all ages.
Coming again soon!
Twice a month, young people of secondary school age are invited to collect in the Vestry for the 20-ish minutes of the sermon and the intercessions, to discuss the bible readings set for the day.
Term time only
If you are looking for an interactive family service then come join our Family at 4 service. Once a month from 4-5:30m the church comes alive with the sound of children. Songs, crafts, activities and a meaningful message.
Ages from 0-100 welcome.
Coming again soon!
Children maintain a strong presence in the church choir for our less formal all-age service, the second Sunday of each month.
Run by Cathy Langdale, our talented, kind and very patient choir mistress, the children attend choir practice on the second Friday of the month and sing at the 10am Sunday service that week.
Trebles are taught to sing both in unison and harmony and receive very good musical training in theory and singing technique, using RSCM’s Voice for Life programme, delivered with a bit of fun.
They practise on the second Fridays from 5-6.15pm in the church, with snacks provided to keep them energized for singing.
After practise we have a group of volunteers who feed them supper in the Reading Room and give them time to bond together and be themselves. It can be a bit noisy but lots of fun. They can be collected from the Reading Room at 7pm.
Senior trebles, aged 9 or 10+ sing at many special services and celebrations
We welcome children aged 8+ who like singing.
As an added bonus trebles receive pay for Sunday attendance and for weddings.
Keep an eye on this space for some exciting things we are doing with the choir this autumn and Christmas.
Do you have a child who would you like to join us? Please email Cathy Langdale on email@example.com
Yzone is a church youth group for people of secondary school age. We meet every Friday evening in the Reading Room on Chalfont St Giles High Street from 7-9pm to study the Bible, eat biscuits, play games and try our best to stay on topic (with varying success, it must be said!) In the past we’ve studied Parables, Acts, Ruth and Micah as well as looking at topics of philosophy & faith, and the relevance of Christianity to current, real-world issues.
In September we will finish off the stand-alone sessions of Youth Alpha.
We’re always happy to have visitors, so if you’re 12 -18 and would be interested in Christian fellowship, thought-provoking discussion (sometimes!) and a lot of laughs, you’re very welcome to come and try.
We’re very friendly, promise!
Term time only