We have a very strict children’s policy at Saint Stephen’s: we love them. Our lovely children are the treasures of St Stephen’s.
Before the time of Corona Treasure Groups met on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Sundays of the month and it is hoped to reinstate this as aoon as possible. The children started in the service and then went out to age-appropriate groups, usually returning in time for family communion. On 4th and 5th Sundays children remained in the service with the rest of the church family and could make use of our lovely pew boxes full of activities for them to do. We have a short activity available during the sermon on these days.
Little Gems (After the time of Corona)
BABIES AND TODDLERS
Our youngest Treasures and their parents have a cosy space in the foyer to meet with a treasure leader to sing, dance, play, enjoy stories and get to know each other.
This special space is available every Sunday for parents and their young children, when there is also the opportunity to hear the sermon through the speaker.
Pre-school (After the time of corona)
We recognise that pre-schoolers are in transition between the two main treasure groups (Little Gems and School Jewels) and they are welcome in the treasure group where they feel most comfortable.
School Jewels (after the time of corona)
RECEPTION TO YEAR THREE
Our sparkly older Treasures gather together in a lovely big space in the church centre, where they enjoy meeting up with their treasure friends while their parents’ stay in the main service. Two members of our Treasure team lead fun and thoughtful activities based on material put together by the Diocese of Bath and Wells.
Feast (after the time of corona)
From year four the children are ready to move up to our Young People’s group Feast. Please refer to that section on the website for more details.
We have a strong team of dedicated Treasures leaders and helpers who delight in seeing the children enjoying the fellowship of church and living life to the full. The Treasures team looks forward to welcoming you and your children to Saint Stephen’s.
All those who work with children are fully DBS (CRB) checked.