Junior Church

We know just how important it is to engage the young people of the parish in our church life.  Junior Church  has over 25 members of all ages and meets in the Church for an activity session with a Bible theme on the Second Sunday of the month at 10am.  This is followed by a simple Family Service at 11am - all are welcome... it is great fun and lovely for the children to show off what they have been doing!

Activities include:

  • Puppets
  • Drama
  • Music and Dancing
  • Craft and cookery





February Junior Church

Ten lepers met Jesus and asked for help. He said go and show yourselves to the priest to get permission to go back to your families. Whilst they were walking away they suddenly found their skin was healing and that they were becoming normal. Nine rush to the priest, but one turned around and went back to Jesus to say thank you. Everybody needs a thank you. This was the theme of our last Junior Church.

Last month’s service was very quiet after all the activity of the last three services which were as follows: - harvest festival, the Christmas cake service and our special farewell to Charles and Felicity, but our last service still had its moments. Junior Church is often a bit chaotic, but never dull. The theme for February as stated above was saying thank you, both to God and other people. We had a lovely stand in vicar, Jane Williams from Wareham, who gave a very interesting talk on the subject.

As usual the children gave us two puppet songs. (It is amazing how confident children can be behind a puppet screen, when they are so nervous without it). One of the songs was a parody of “Groovy Kind of Love” called “A Jesus Kind of Love” and the other was our all-time favourite “Hey People”. There was lots of action for the children in the “hour before” and in the service itself.  It was, I believe, a good example of an all age service with some very traditional parts and some very modern parts. There are about a dozen children in the Junior Church. The congregation is mainly made up of their families and our “Honoured Oldies” who give us wonderful support. Some even come via wheelchair collection, but we are so pleased that they still want to come and join us. We value highly the link between the young and old,

If you are considering re-connecting with church or even just taking a look this is a very useful gentle service, which is held on the second Sunday of every month except November, when it is Remembrance. The service starts at 11:00 am and takes about three quarters of an hour with refreshments after. You would be very welcome,

Pat Wharf (Junior Church coordinator)

The next Junior Church will be on Sunday 10th March at 10am and will be about Jairus' Daughter