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 combined Shine programme for the Spring Term

2nd JanuaryAll Age Worship for Epiphany - the visit of the wise men
9th JanuaryThe Baptism of Jesus Christ
16th JanuaryThe wedding at Cana
23rd JanuaryJesus in the synagogue
30th JanuaryCandlemas:  Baby Jesus is presented in the Temple
6th FebruaryAll Age Worship - Queen Elizabeth's Accession in 1952
13th FebruaryThe 12 Disciples
20th FebruaryJesus calms the storm
27th FebruaryThe Transfiguration of Jesus
6th MarchJesus in the Temple, the 1st Sunday of Lent
13th MarchJesus teaches about paying taxes
20th MarchThe widow's offering
Saturday 26th March2-4pm, Family Fun Afternoon for Mothering Sunday 
27th MarchAll Age worship for Mothering Sunday
3rd AprilThe Last Supper
10th AprilPalm Sunday
17th AprilAll Age worship for Easter Day
24th AprilJesus appears to the disciples


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.