Due to the restrictions created by Covid-19, we have decided to communicate our Teatime Church Services via our online platform for the foreseeable future. Therefore all of our Teatime Church Services within the church building have been suspended until further notice.
Please have a look at our online services, where we share a popular children’s story, a gentle biblical message and a prayer – all accessible for young children. We are also releasing monthly newsletters that link to our online services. As well as discussing the monthly Teatime Church theme, these contain details about fun craft activities to do in the home, provide support for worship in the home, and share useful messages and links. These are all accessible on this page.
At present, all of our other groups for children have also been postponed. Please keep an eye out on our website for further updates. Sunday Club resources are still available on this website for use at home.
If you require any further information or support, please do not hesitate to contact the Parish Office on 0117 9508644 or email me at: email@example.com.
We hope that we can return to our beautiful church building in the near future and meet together face to face. When we do this is what you can expect from Teatime Church!
Family life has never been more complicated ! If you are looking for something that all the family can do together then try out Teatime Church. This is church where children can play in a beautiful historic building , church where their voices are encouraged and not shushed, church where families can pray where generations have prayed before but in an active child centred way. It is church but not as many people know it!
In the 21st century families come in all sorts of shape and sizes – nuclear, single parent, extended, childless, step, grandparent, same sex. Teatime Church is a place where all these different types of family can meet and become part of the Holy Trinity church family.
Once a month from 4pm – 5pm, there is a service which is particularly suitable for families with young children. It is an informal, inclusive and joyful time where we sings songs, listen to stories and share in food and drink.
We start with a craft activity but this may be a treasure hunt around the church or a walk around the churchyard but always something the family can do together.
This is a followed by a short presentation and simple worship songs.
There is a prayer activity and more songs, followed by a healthy tea for all the children (sandwiches, snacks and a few sweet treats) plus hot drinks for the adults.
Who is it for?
It is particularly suitable for families – in whatever shape or form – with young children (primary school age and below). Those with special needs that may find accessing more formal church services are also most welcome, and anyone who enjoys a very informal way of worship and prayer.