All Saintly Children is our children and parents ministry for All Saints’ and St Mary’s. We seek to make Jesus known amongst our parish families. It’s various ministries are run by both employed ministry workers such as Carol Celsius and Phil McNinch and tireless volunteers like Myra Campbell and Rebecca Webb. For Sunday’s we have toddler and young children areas in both churches with games, crafts, and bible stories. All the information for our various groups can be found on this page but if you have any further questions please email Phil at email@example.com and he will pass you on to the relevant person.
We have four groups which run weekly during the week which are: Twinklers – every Tuesday: 9:00-11.15am in All Saints’ Church Hall led by Carol Celsius
Everton Toddler Group – every Wednesday: 9:30-11.30am in St. Mary’s Church Hall led by Carol Celsius
All Saints’ Cafe 2.30-4.30pm (parents with their children) run during term-time in All Saints’ Church. Run by Carol Celsius and Rebecca Webb this is a warm welcoming space with much to take part in with other families from Milford Primary School
Ready|4|the|WKND|Kidz – is every Friday 4:30-5:30pm at St Mary’s Hall for Y3-6. Led by Phil McNinch with a team of volunteers gifted in crafts, each week starts with a craft tied with a Bible story or life theme which we can pray about. This is followed by a lot of active games. We also now have a zone away for the children stocked with hot drinks and biscuits for parents.
We also have three monthly services which are geared towards families with children.
- A-Live is our monthly modern service at All Saints’ where children and teens are encouraged to get involved, we keep the service limited to an hour, and we serve cake after. It’s 10am first Sunday of the month. More details can be found here.
- Family Tea is our afternoon service on the second Sunday at St Mary’s. We serve a meal part way through for everyone and do a story and crafts aimed at younger children. As older children have stayed on however, we are now beginning to give them crafts more suited to their age to help them know Jesus deeper.
- Family Service is the monthly 10am service on the fourth Sunday of the month. This is a service for all ages and activities and learning for children aged 0-11 are provided. We are encouraging teens to look at how they might also wish to be involved.
Milford Church of England Primary School We CARE: Courage; Aspire; Respect; Explore
We have very close links with our local primary school, thanks in no small part to our former Family Worker Sheila Hopkins. Until recently the church has taken regular assemblies Alongside other weekly activities. For the last three years, a week long Prayer Space has been set up in the school, providing pupils with the opportunity to enjoy a dedicated place where they could engage in prayer, reflection and stillness. Phil McNinch, our Youth Minister, has been involved in working with Y5/6 through Christmas, Easter and ‘Moving Up’ workshops and running two after-school clubs. He now also goes into the school every week to run a lunchtime prayer space and assist in Forest and Beach schools. Members of our congregation are on the governing body and many others actively support various school events and activities. Some meet regularly to pray for the School. We welcome the school into All Saints’ Church each term for various services. The local Pre-School also visits All Saints.
Milford United Charities is a combination of a small number of ancient bequests (some dating back several centuries) administered by local trustees. It aims to use its small reserve of funds for the relief of particular situations of financial need within the Parish and to encourage young people in their efforts to contribute to the life of the community. Any request for information or assistance should be made in the first instance to Mr Christopher Beeton (tel 644609) or to the Vicar.