Families - Holy Trinity, Prestwood

Here's the regular programme of events for families at Holy Trinity, Prestwood:

IMG 7894Each Sunday morning during term time at 9.30am

In this church we welcome all children whether or not they have any knowledge the Christian faith or if their parents attend a church.  

IMG 8611Children’s Church meets on term time Sundays except when we have a Family Service when the children stay in church and are invited to join in the running of the service. Children's Church meets in the main church hall located in the front car park. Children are escorted there and back by the leaders of children’s church.  Babies and children can stay in church or go out to children's church as you prefer—there are colouring bags available in church.

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We use professionally produced material that is relevant to the different age groups, tailoring concepts to meet the needs of children within the group.  We encourage the children to think for themselves and ask questions that develop their critical thiunking and their faith, often challenging the older ones in the group to look deeper into the meaning of what they are thinking about. We aim to help young people discover for themselves that Jesus is alive and active in our world today.

The children start the service with everyone else in church. They will then be invited to go out to the Church Hall. There is a range of different activities, games, craft and songs each week as well as prayer. They come back into church to join their families for communion. At the end of the service all children in attendance are invited to the front of church to show the congregation what they have been doing that morning.

In all that we do, our underlying aim is to give the children a taste of God’s love and acceptance, in a world that doesn’t always make sense. We are keen to encourage the children to ask questions, think for themselves and grow as people. We aim to help the children discover for themselves the good that Jesus did in his life and the good we can do in ours if we try.

Family Eucharists take place once a month, Sunday at 9.30am

Each month we hold a Family Eucharist. This is a time for families to enjoy our Sunday service together. There is a special area at the front of Church, near the Chancel, where activities are available to keep little ones busy. We invite children and young people to take part in the service through welcoming the congretation into Church, serving, reading the bible readings or prayers of intercession, and taking up the offertory. Please speak to a member of the clergy or Fran if your children and young people would like to take part in a Family Eucharist.

 

Fusion meets on the second Sunday of each month, 4.00pm-5.30pm

Fusion is a youth group for young people aged 11-14 (year groups 6-9). We meet in the Church Hall and Annexe monthly. We take part in a wide range of activities, games and discussion. It's a place to come and meet like-minded young people who want to have fun, get to know eachother and find out more about themselves. For more information contact Fran, our Families Worker, on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sparks Club: Mondays, 12pm at Prestwood Junior School.

Kit Bag Club: Thursdays, 12.30pm at Prestwood Infant School.

Each week Fran is at Prestwood Infant and Junior Schools running a lunch club. The sessions are a mix of story-telling, drama and crafts with a simple Christian message and lots of fun! New children are welcome at either club, please contact the School offices if your children attend either school and would like to join in.

Each Thursday during term-time, 10.00am-11.30am in Church

Come along and join us at Toddler Thursday. All children aged 0-5 and their carers are welcome.  A friendly environment, with toys, crafts, snack time, singing and our special Toddler's prayer. Baby changing facilities available. Tea, coffee and biscuits for the grown-ups too! Do drop in and meet us.

Throughout the year we run a series of themed Craft & Praise afternoons (Easter, Harvest, Advent, etc.). These are a fun afternoon for you to enjoy with your family and are a mix of crafts, activities, music and refreshments suitable for all ages. Keep your eye out for the next event.

 

Children, Families and Safeguarding
Family Support Worker
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Fran has an extensive background in teaching and children’s work. She loves getting out into the beautiful Chilterns countryside, on foot or by bike, with her family. She can often be found getting crafty, baking, meeting friends or eating brunch!
Children, Families and Safeguarding
Safeguarding Officer
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Lesley is our Safeguarding Officer, and be contacted on any matter to do with safeguarding on the church. After a career in HR, she is enjoying retirement and hobbies, especially walking and walking football.
Children, Families and Safeguarding
Children's Advocate
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Jean is our Children's Advocate. She is a teacher. She isn't involved in the day-to-day children's work, and is someone whom children and young people know they could talk to about any problems, if they so wish.
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The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of Holy Trinity, Prestwood is a registered charity, no. 1129233.

Holy Trinity, Prestwood is an Inclusive Church. We are part of the Church of England.
We are in the Oxford diocese and the Wendover Deanery.

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