Families & Children

At All Saints’ and St Mary’s we seek to make Jesus known amongst our parish families. Our various ministries are run by passionate volunteers who have undertaken the appropriate DBS checks and training to be able to keep your children safe.

We are delighted to have launched our Toy Library in September. Please click on the image below for more details and to sign up.

Due to the impact of Covid-19 we have had to make alterations to our children’s groups, as below, and our children’s’ areas have been packed away. Resources for using at home can be found under the Family & Children tab titled Resources for Families and Things to Do at Home.

All welcome to hear and explore a Bible story after school.

We usually have three monthly services which are specifically geared towards families with children. These have sadly also been impacted temporarily by the novel coronavirus.

This monthly contemporary service at All Saints’ has temporarily moved online. The involvement of children and teens is encouraged; the service is limited to one hour and when our service is live we serve cake afterwards!
With stories and crafts to help younger and older children know Jesus better we serve a meal for everyone part way through too.

Family Service at St Mary’s 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.

Please find a copy of a letter from our former Family Worker Sheila Hopkins HERE

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.