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 may be resources available for you to use at home. Please if you would like to receive them.

Our Shine programme for the term

17th AprilAll Age Worship for Easter Day
24th AprilParable of the loving Father and the prodigal son
1st MayMoses and the burning bush
8th MayAll Age Worship for Good Shepherd Sunday
15th MayParable of the mustard seed
22nd MayJonah and the big fish
29th MayManna from heaven in the desert
5th JuneAll Age Worship: Queen's 70th Jubilee and Pentecost
12th JuneHealing of the paralysed man
19th JuneJoseph in Egypt at the home of Potiphar
26th JuneMoses and crossing the Red Sea
3rd JulyAll Age Worship with Missionaries from Guatemala
10th JulyA celebration - revisiting Pentecost!
17th JulyJesus teaches his disciples to pray


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.