During term time, our 'Sunday Stars' children meet the middle two Sundays of each month during the 10.45 am service:
1st Sunday: All Age Worship
2nd Sunday: Holy Communion, and Sunday Stars
3rd Sunday: Morning Prayer, and Sunday Stars
4th Sunday: All Age Communion
5th Sunday: Usually Cafe Church
Our parent helpers walk to Ripley Castle with the children during the first hymn, returning in time for communion. Sessions are based on the Lectionary and planning is taken from the gospel. Sunday Stars welcomes children aged between 3 and 14 years, although pre-school aged children should be accompanied by an adult, please. Children who prefer to remain in church are welcome to use the Quiet Corner where we have a selection of toys, books and craft activities.
The first service of every month is an All Age Service where children and their families read prayers and lessons in a slightly more informal atmosphere. Our most popular children's services are the Christingle and Crib Services. During the Crib Service held on Christmas Eve, children take part in the nativity story, accompanied by live animals.