We try at St Chad’s to make the actual experience of attending Church spiritual, fun and interesting for families with small children. As a father myself I recognise that it can sometimes be a challenge simply getting the family out of the front door on a Sunday morning!
In 2012 we started an initiative called “Every week for everyone”, age appropriate worship whether you happen to be a year old or a hundred years old. For children and young people, this ranges from Busy Bees in the crèche area at the back of Church (for the 0-3s) through Sparklers, Fireworks and Rockets, to a discussion group for Year 6+ children attending Church. The great variety of different groups at Sunday School is intended to enable children to worship in a way that sustains and builds them up, offering age appropriate material that will nurture each child’s development in faith.