Child and Youth Activities - (All suspended during the pandemic)
Junior Church – Age range, pre-school (accompanied by an adult) to 12 years.
Junior Church is held alongside the Sunday Communion Services. We start with prayers, including the Lord's Prayer, followed by a story using the Gospel reading of the day, followed by an activity, which varies each week. We make models, puppets, kites, flags, magnets etc. We colour in and paint, bake bread, biscuits and decorate buns and even do some singing. The children then return to the church for communion or a blessing and to show everyone what has been made.
The contacts are as follows:
Church of the Good Shepherd - Mrs Julia Bartlett 01726 816429.
St Mary's Church - Mrs Ann Dewings 01726 814651.
A Family Service with Holy Communion takes place on the first service of each month at St Mary's Church, Biscovey. The children are very much involved during the service.
A music workshop is held in the Gott Hall each Tuesday evenings during school term time. 7.00 - 9.00pm. For any one with an instrument with an interest in making music. No experience is necessary.
Come along to share music, learn from others, create new music, rework old songs., experience the fun of impromptu music. The Leader is Fr Derek Carrivick, 01726 891356.
Par Little Lambs' Group meets in the Gott Hall every Tuesday between 10.00am and 12.00 noon. The group is for babies and pre-school children (each child must be accompanied by a responsible adult).
The Gott Hall provides a light, spacious, well equipped environment, in an atmosphere of fun and friendship. The children enjoy an extravaganza of playtime opportunities.
There is large play equipment to explore, including an adventure tunnel, trikes, push-along and very popular sit-in toys.
There are smaller investigative toys including jigsaw puzzles, shape matching puzzles, an assortment of interesting books for curious minds and numerous building bricks.
There is a collection of dressing up clothes that, along with a play kitchen, a farm, a garage, a play food set and more, inspire role-play situations.
Every week is a creative experience, which may be about painting, colouring, sticking, using Playdough or cooking (little Lambs have made their own Christmas cakes and Easter biscuits).
Each session features singing time and a percussion band in the internally accessed Church of the Good Shepherd, and, following closing prayers, everyone returns to the Gott Hall for refreshments, more play and story-time, offering a rich variety of children's literature.
Each year, the end of the summer term is celebrated with a teddy bears' picnic party.
The contacts for the group are:
Mrs Barbara Thurston - 01726 812944.
Monday Mums meet in the the Gott Hall, Par Green, on 2nd, 3rd, 4th (5th) Mondays of each month between 10.00am - 12.00pm.
The group is for new mums and baby/babies.
The hall is light (warm in winter) and available are plenty of baby toys and toddler toys for siblings.
Refreshments are available throughhout the morning.
Contact details - Bernadette Chambers firstname.lastname@example.org