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Brighton, VIC, 3186

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Children and Young Families

 
Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs … Whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it.’ And he took them up in his arms, laid his hands on them, and blessed them.
— Mark 10.13–16
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Sundays at 10am Sunday School and Children and young families

Children and young families are at the centre of the life of Saint Peter’s. Our 10am service of eucharist on a Sunday morning is a worship service that fully caters for children and young families. A weekly Sunday school program caters to children of all ages, and each Sunday, toys, books and drawing materials are also provided for children in our special children’s space at the front of the church.

Held each Sunday morning at 10am (except in January), Saint Peter’s Sunday School aims to nurture the spiritual lives of pre-school and primary school aged children by giving them an opportunity to wonder, dream and explore.

Children enjoy a special time of story-telling, friendship, creativity and play, as well as opportunities for stillness and reflection. A scrumptious morning tea is served afterwards.

Led by our licensed children’s ministry team in the safe and beautiful environment of Saint Peter’s Kindergarten, Sunday School provides both children and parents with the opportunity to worship in an engaging and age-appropriate way every Sunday morning.

While Sunday School is primarily aimed at pre-school and primary school aged children, older children are also welcome.

Third Sunday of each month at 10am Family Service for Children and young families

Once a month, on the third Sunday of the month, children, young families and the whole congregation of Saint Peter’s remain in the church throughout the whole service. The whole congregation enjoys a time of story-telling, singing, fun, friendship and play at this informal eucharist for children of all ages, followed by a scrumptious morning tea.

First Sunday of each month at 12pm 'Kids Church'

A special Kids Church service for young children and families will be held at 12.00pm on the first Sunday of each month in 2018, except April (Easter Sunday). The language of the service is simplified to help small children understand the intent of the prayers and to encourage their involvement. The music is also easily remembered, so that young ones can join in without reading, and we share a story instead of more formal teaching. The whole service is concluded within 40-45 minutes and is held in the chancel. A light lunch will be served immediately after the service.

Baptism and Social Events at Saint Peter's

Information on having your child baptised at Saint Peter’s is available here.

Social events for children and young families are held throughout the year at Saint Peter’s. If you would like to be kept informed of these events, then please contact Jonathan, the vicar, on vicar@saintpeters.org.au.

For all inquiries on our ministry with children and young families please contact the vicar on vicar@saintpeters.org.au.