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 may be resources available for you to use at home. Please if you would like to receive them.
Our Shine programme for the term
All Age Worship for Easter Day
Parable of the loving Father and the prodigal son
Moses and the burning bush
All Age Worship for Good Shepherd Sunday
Parable of the mustard seed
Jonah and the big fish
Manna from heaven in the desert
All Age Worship: Queen's 70th Jubilee and Pentecost
Healing of the paralysed man
Joseph in Egypt at the home of Potiphar
Moses and crossing the Red Sea
All Age Worship with Missionaries from Guatemala
A celebration - revisiting Pentecost!
Jesus teaches his disciples to pray
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.