We are keen to make our 10am service very accessible and welcoming for children of all ages and have a special toddler/creche space at the back of church so that parents with very young children can have a safe space and welcoming area for their children to be whilst they remain in the service. We don’t mind if they make a bit of noise. Our children are very special to us!
There is an opportunity for 3 – 11 year olds to meet during every 10am service down in the Crypt. Helen, our Children and Families Ministry Leader, leads this group alongside other volunteers from the church. The children begin in the service for about 20 minutes before heading down to their groups where they have teaching, craft, prayer and games. If we are having communion, they re-join their families for that. We are keen to encourage our children to participate in our services and have had some children who sing up front, lead prayers or are involved in drama. Sometimes, children from the CREW (Committee for RE and Worship at Malvern Wells C of E Primary School) come and help lead the service which is always a special occasion when we have café style services.