CHILDEN AND YOUTH

Virtual Sunday School is here!

We are running Virtual Sunday School via Zoom!  Please get in contact with a member of the Sunday School team or the Church Office to find out details.

July 

Sunday 5th July  - Virtual Sunday School @ 9.45am

Sunday 12th July  - Children's Service led by Nick @ 10.45am

Sunday 19th July  - Virtual Sunday School @ 9.45am

We will then be taking a break for the Summer Holidays and see where we are in September.

We run Sunday School at each of our three churches as well as other events for children and young people, including Messy Church.  There are also other opportunities for children and young people to become involved in the life of our parish.

Children at Church?

We welcome everyone to church, including children of all ages.  It may start with baptism, but we hope all children feel part of our church and community.  Babes in arms and in buggies are very welcome – please ask for help if you need it.  

 

Sunday School

In school term time, Sunday School takes place at all of our churches during our main Sunday services (9.30am at St Dunstan’s, 9.15am at St Oswald’s, 10.45am at St Alban’s).  Please ask in church for information about where to go.  Our aim is to nurture children and young people in their faith, encouraging them to explore the questions and issues it raises.

Messy Church

We hold Messy Church around three times each year.  Messy Church is aimed at families and provides a creative and fun way of experiencing church.  It is based in being for all ages, creativity, hospitality, and celebration.  Please see the Parish Diary and Latest News for information on upcoming events.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Church Choir

We welcome children to join our church choirs.  This offers the opportunity to learn how to sing choral music, contribute towards our worship, and to work towards the Deans Awards – awards from the Royal Schools of Church Music.  It’s also great fun! For more information, please contact the Parish Office.

 

Communion Before Confirmation​

In the past it was considered normal for children to receive communion for the first time on the occasion of their confirmation.  The Church has increasingly, although not exclusively, come to believe that this has not been helpful in making children, especially younger children, feel like they belong in church communities.

 

We offer an annual opportunity for children from the age of 7 who are regular worshippers in our churches to follow a course that prepares them to be formally admitted to Communion in a special service.  You first need to have a discussion with your child about whether s/he would like to receive communion.  It is important that your child’s own opinion is valued.  You should also discuss this with the Vicar who will be able to offer help and advice to you and your child. 

Safeguarding

The Cheam Team Ministry takes seriously its responsibility to safeguard all who are involved with and come into contact with our parish, especially children, young people, and vulnerable adults.  Please see here for more information on safeguarding.

CONTACT US

CHEAM PARISH OFFICE

St Dunstan’s Church

Church Road

Cheam

Surrey

SM3 8QH

 

Tel: 0300 330 1456. 
Cheam PCC: Registered Charity No. 1134780

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