Our Sunday morning children's groups are called 'Shine'. Everyone is welcome.
Please see the details below for more information and please if you have any questions.
Shine - on Sunday mornings
Here at the Good Shepherd, children and young people are welcome every Sunday. At All Age Services (usually on the first Sunday of the month and at special festivals such as Harvest, Mothering Sunday, Christmas and Easter) children are an intrinsic part of our service; they get involved and join in alongside the adult members of the congregation. Toys, books and colouring sheets are available for younger children if needed.
On other Sundays, school aged children meet in their own groups (see below for more details) and join the service in time to share in communion. Younger children are welcome to stay in the service with their parents - we provide 'Happy Bags' for them to use if they wish. Alternatively, if accompanied by a parent, they may either join the children's groups or use the toys and books in the room adjacent to the main hall.
Sunday morning resources
If you are unable to join us in person, there are resources available for you to use at home. Please if you would like to receive them.
Our combined Shine programme for the Summer Term
All Age Worship - Jesus heals a deaf man
What do we know about Jesus?
Daniel in the lion's den
God asked Adam to care for the world
2-4pm, Family Fun Afternoon for Harvest Festival
All Age worship for Harvest Festival
A camel goes through the narrow gate
Jesus' life as a King and St Luke
Jesus heals a blind man
All Age worship for All Saints Day
The great commandment & COP26 focus on climate change
Christ the King, the last Sunday of the old church year
All Age worship for Advent Sunday
The birth of John the Baptist, Mary and the Angel Gabriel
3.30 for 4pm, Christingle Service for all the family
Going to Bethlehem
Visit of the Shepherds
4pm, Crib Service for families on Christmas Eve
All Age worship for Christmas Day
All Age worship for Boxing Day
Stars is our Sunday morning group for children of pre-school age, in Reception and Key Stage 1. Younger children, including babies, are also very welcome to join in!
All children should be accompanied by an adult until they are of school age.
Rockets is our Sunday morning group for children in school years 3, 4 & 5.
Beacons is our group for children and young people in year 6 and above.