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Children, Families and Safeguarding
Family Support Worker
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For Children - Holy Trinity, Prestwood

Here's the regular programme of events for children at Holy Trinity.

Children’s Church

Creche-11 year olds.
Children are welcome however young, and they move from creche to Children's Church as and when they are ready. We encourage the children to think for themselves and ask questions that develop their critical thinking and their faith, often challenging the older ones in the group to look deeper into the meaning of what they are thinking about. We aim to help young people discover for themselves that Jesus is alive and active in our world today.
We meet weekly for Children's Church and Creche during the 9.30am Parish Eucharist each Sunday. We enjoy hearing bible stories, playing games, taking part in crafts and activities and singing together. All are very welcome.

Sunday, 9.30am
(except Family Services) 
Church Hall
Family Eucharist Once a month there is a Family Eucharist where families can enjoy the service together, in a special area in the Chancel.
Sunday, 9.30am
(see Home page for dates)
Church
Kit Bag Club and Sparks Club

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Each week Fran is at Prestwood Infant and Junior Schools running a lunch club. Sparks Club meets on a Monday, 12.00pm – 12.30pm at PIS and Kit Bag Club meets on a Friday, 1.00pm – 1.30pm at PJS. The sessions are a mix of story-telling, drama and crafts with a simple Christian message and lots of fun! New children are welcome at either club, please contact the School offices if you are interested.

 

Monday 12.00pm
 
Friday, 1.00pm
(Term Time)

 

Prestwood Infant School

Prestwood Junior School

HT Youth

An open youth group to all between the ages of 11 and 18, meeting on Sunday afternoons once a month.
Come and have fun at our outings, activities and meet guest speakers while learning about the Christian faith in a safe, accepting environment.

Sunday afternoons, 
Monthly 
Various Locations
Toddler Thursdays!

Drop-in Carers and 0-5s group.
A friendly environment, with toys, crafts, sing-along, refreshments, and our special Toddler's prayer. Baby changing facilities. Tea, coffee and biscuits for the grown-ups too!

Thursday, 9.30am-11.30am
(Term Time) 
Church
Family Activity Afternoons Throughout the year we run a series of themed Family Activity Afternoons (Candlemas, Easter, Harvest, Advent). These are a fun afternoon for you to enjoy with your family and are a mix of crafts, activities, music and refreshments suitable for all ages... Keep your eye out for the next event.    

IMG 7894In this church we welcome all children whether or not they have any knowledge the Christian faith or if their parents attend a church. During term time Children's Church meets at 9.30 on a Sunday morning during the main service. This is so that parents can worship without worrying about their children. Babies and children can stay in church or go out to children's church as you prefer—there are colouring bags available in church.

IMG 8611Children’s Church meets on term time Sundays except when we have a Family Service when the children stay in church and are invited to join in the running of the service. Children's Church meets in the main church hall located in the front car park. Children are escorted there and back by the leaders of children’s church.

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We use professionally produced material that is relevant to the different age groups, tailoring concepts to meet the needs of children within the group.  We encourage the children to think for themselves and ask questions that develop their critical thiunking and their faith, often challenging the older ones in the group to look deeper into the meaning of what they are thinking about. We aim to help young people discover for themselves that Jesus is alive and active in our world today.

The children start the service with everyone else in church. They will then be invited to go out to the Church Hall. There is a range of different activities, games, craft and songs each week as well as prayer. They come back into church to join their families for communion. At the end of the service all children in attendance are invited to the front of church to show the congregation what they have been doing that morning.

 

In all that we do, our underlying aim is to give the children a taste of God’s love and acceptance, in a world that doesn’t always make sense. We are keen to encourage the children to ask questions, think for themselves and grow as people. We aim to help the children discover for themselves the good that Jesus did in his life and the good we can do in ours if we try.


Toddler Thursday poster

If you have babies, toddlers or pre-school aged children, you or their carer are very welcome to bring them along to Toddler Thursday. We meet each week in term time, 9.30-11.30am in the Church.

 

  • Safeguarding Policy

    The care and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults involved in Church activities is the responsibility of the whole Church. Everyone who participates in the life of the Church has a role to play in promoting a Safer Church for all. Here is our safeguarding policy, which is renewed every year.

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Children, Families and Safeguarding
Family Support Worker
Fran has an extensive background in teaching and children’s work. She loves getting out into the beautiful Chilterns countryside, on foot or by bike, with her family. She can often be found getting crafty, baking, meeting friends or eating brunch!
Children, Families and Safeguarding
Safeguarding Officer
Lesley is our Safeguarding Officer, and be contacted on any matter to do with safeguarding on the church. After a career in HR, she is enjoying retirement and hobbies, especially walking and walking football.
Children, Families and Safeguarding
Children's Advocate
Jean is our Children's Advocate. She is a teacher. She isn't involved in the day-to-day children's work, and is someone whom children and young people know they could talk to about any problems, if they so wish.

The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of Holy Trinity, Prestwood is a registered charity, no. 1129233.

Holy Trinity, Prestwood is an Inclusive Church. We are part of the Church of England.
We are in the Oxford diocese and the Wendover Deanery.

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