PLEASE NOTE: All groups are currently cancelled until further notice due to CoVid-19. We have lots of resources for you to use at home posted under the Family & Children tab titled Resources for Families and Things to Do at Home which have options for toddlers up to teenagers plus a link to a Facebook group for parents.
At All Saints’ and St Mary’s we seek to make Jesus known amongst our parish families. It’s various ministries are run by passionate volunteers. 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. We have three groups which run during the week in term time and three monthly events:
LETTER FROM FAMILY WORKER – copy of a letter from our former Family Worker Sheila Hopkins can be found HERE
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.
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 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.