St Bride's: Worship & Ministry

Sunday Club

sunday_club.jpgThe Sunday Club at St Bride's aims to provide a safe and stimulating environment for the younger members of our congregation to meet and develop their own relationship with God and with each other. Children from 4 to 11 years are invited to listen to and discuss a Bible story followed by a weekly activity or games and then singing and prayers. The younger children under 4 are invited, with a parent or carer, to play with toys and read books as well as joining in with singing and prayers.

The Sunday Club is run on a rota basis by volunteers from the St Bride's congregation who bring their own varied skills, experiences and enthusiasm to the sessions each week. Members of the St Bride's Youth Group (ages 11 to 17) are also on hand to support the adults in the sessions.

Sunday Club takes place each Sunday morning during the 11 o'clock Choral Eucharist service.

If you are able to volunteer to help at Sunday Club either as a Session Leader or Adult Helper we would be very pleased to hear from you.

Please contact Claire Seaton at claire.seaton@stbrides.com

SUNDAY CLUB UPDATES

KEY DATES

At 3pm on Sunday 10 December 2017, the much loved St Bride's crib service will take place. All are welcome and children are encouraged to come dressed as characters from the nativity story.

November 2017

Charity Cake Sale

A cake sale was run by members of Sunday Club at the end of the Rememberance Day service. This took place to raise critical funds for Crisis at Christmas, a charity that runs soup kitchens and shelters in London with one of their larger centres based in Faringdon. Last year, the charity served over 5,600 meals on Christmas Day alone, hundreds more got medical care, access to showers, haircuts, safe beds for the night, clothes, bedding and more. Thank you to everyone for their kind contributions of cakes and for all the generous donations on the day.

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October 2017

Harvest Festival

Sunday Club members have been learning about Harvest festival. They tasted and appreciated different varieties of apples as well as made donations to the food bank collection in church.

September 2017

Super Sunday Club

Sunday Club Members became superheroes for the morning! They had lots of fun deciding what powers they would possess as well as sporting colourful masks and capes. 

December 2016

Nativity Service

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We held the wonderful St Bride's crib service on Sunday afternoon. The children came dressed as characters from the nativity and took the lead in re-enacting the story, reading the Christmas prayers and singing many of our favourite carols.

The crib service was followed by refreshments and fun, festive craft activities for the children.

Thank you to all those who took part.

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St Brides Sunday Club members helped sort and fill boxes, ready for a blessing at Sunday's morning service.

Sunday Club has been running the highly successful Christmas shoebox appeal in partnership with Computers for Charities. The shoebox appeal supports children in the UK that are unlikely to receive anything else this Christmas. For the first time, we also decided to support vulnerable and disadvantaged elderly people within the same communities. One of the programmes is 'adopt a Grandparent/ Grandchild' where the elderly are paired with at risk children in an aim to give children another adult in their corner whilst giving the 'grandparent' company and often their only source of contact to the outside world.

Thank you to everyone for your generous donations and kind support.

November 2016

Lord Mayor's Show

On Saturday 12 November, Sunday Club members helped run the 'Guess the Number of Matchsticks' stall at the Lord Mayor's Show. They did an amazing job and raised lots of money for a great cause. The children had previously designed their own St. Bride's inspired t-shirts in preparation for the event. 

October 2016

Harvest Festival

To celebrate Harvest Festival, the Sunday Club had lots of fun using traditional British vegetables to make Mr (and Mrs) Potato Heads. The children gave their Potato People some wonderfully exotic names and they were used to decorate the table during the Harvest Bake Sale. The Sunday Club raised a tremendous £65.50 by selling the delicious cakes and brownies the children had made. The money raised will be included in the Christmas Shoe Box Appeal.

September 2016

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Celebrating Sunday Club

Members of Sunday Club presented their beautiful, hand-made poster to Alison and the congregation during the notices.

The children had been working on this display of their handprints over a period of some weeks.

 

 

May 2016

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Outdoor Fun

Sunday Club members worked together to create a beautiful tablecloth for all to admire after the Sunday morning service.

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 2016

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Easter Celebrations

Sunday Club children made colourful Easter cards for members of the congregation.

 

 

 

 

 

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