Sheila Hopkins, our Parish Family Worker
Sheila is responsible for developing our work with children and families in Milford and Everton. On a Sunday morning at 10am in All Saints’ Milford we have monthly A-Live services where all stay to worship and to learn together. On other Sunday mornings, after starting together, children have their own activity sessions in the hall during the service. On the 3rd Sunday of the month we have an intergenerational informal service at 5pm called eXplore!
At St Mary’s Everton monthly Family Tea & Family Service are especially geared up to welcome families. See Weekly Notices for details of current services.
Twinklers – every Tuesday: 9:00-11.15am in All Saints’ Church Hall.
Everton Toddler Group – every Wednesday: 9:30-11.30am in St. Mary’s Church Hall.
Cafe 1.30 from 1.30-2.45pm (parents only) and All Saints’ Cafe 3.30-4.30pm (parents with their children) run during term-time in All Saints’ Church
Friday Fun– a weekly games session for Y3-6 children at St Mary’s Church Hall 4.30-5.30 pm. (term-time only)
We have close links with our local primary school, at which Sheila and Dominic take regular assemblies and are involved in other 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 also been involved in working with Y5/6 through Christmas, Easter and ‘Moving Up’ workshops and after-school clubs. 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. Our Bell Ringers are exploring links with Y5/6. 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.