Teatime Church

Events for children and young families.

As restrictions start to ease we are looking forward to meeting our families face to face. For all the latest events please see Upcoming Events for Families and Children

Please do email me at familyworker@westbury-parish-church.org.uk if you have any questions or need any support.

Georgie, Family Worker

What is 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.

What happens?

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.

 

Teaching Children to pray is an invaluable gift – it is a gift that they can carry with them throughout life. Giving Children time and space to pray creatively helps them connect with God.

We hope the ideas below will help you and your Children to get started.Prayer Ministry Team