Church of England

Shine - Our Sunday Morning Children's Groups


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

imageHere 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

5th SeptemberAll Age Worship - Jesus heals a deaf man
12th SeptemberWhat do we know about Jesus?
19th SeptemberDaniel in the lion's den
26th SeptemberGod asked Adam to care for the world
2nd October2-4pm, Family Fun Afternoon for Harvest Festival 
3rd OctoberAll Age worship for Harvest Festival
10th OctoberA camel goes through the narrow gate
17th OctoberJesus' life as a King and St Luke
24th OctoberJesus heals a blind man
31st OctoberAll Age worship for All Saints Day
7th NovemberThe great commandment & COP26 focus on climate change
14th NovemberRemembrance Sunday
21st NovemberChrist the King, the last Sunday of the old church year
28th NovemberAll Age worship for Advent Sunday
5th DecemberThe birth of John the BaptistMary and the Angel Gabriel
5th December3.30 for 4pm, Christingle Service for all the family
12th DecemberGoing to Bethlehem
19th DecemberVisit of the Shepherds
24th December4pm, Crib Service for families on Christmas Eve
25th DecemberAll Age worship for Christmas Day
26th DecemberAll Age worship for Boxing Day


imageStars 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.


imageRockets is our Sunday morning group for children in school years 3, 4 & 5.  


imageBeacons is our group for children and young people in year 6 and above.