At All Saints' we believe that children and young people are a vital part of our ministry. We actively encourage them to follow Christ and be full members of the church. We endeavour to provide many opportunities for them to get involved.
Sunday Saints - Sunday Schools
Sunday Saints is our Sunday morning group for toddlers up to about 8 years old. They meet in church at 9.20 and walk together to the Unity Centre at Scotgate where they do various activities based on the Bible. The children are escorted back to church for the end of the service and to share with the rest of us what they have been doing.
The leaders and helpers of Sunday Saints organise an annual Good Friday workshop. This involves various craft activities and the building of an Easter Garden and takes place before the Good Friday worship at 11.00.
Saints Alive! - All Age Worship
The monthly Saints Alive! is an all age, intergenerational worship on the third Sunday of each month at 11.00 in the church. This service of informal worship includes hymns, prayer, a talk and an activity. The annual Christingle service, in consultation with the Children's Society, is believed in Saints Alive! style.
The People of Tomorrow (TPOT) - Youth Group
TPOT meet each month at the Unity Centre on a Sunday evening at 5.30. It provides fun and games as well as Christian learning. (During the holidays it does not meet.)
Children's Confirmation Class
Confirmation classes take place each year to prepare young people for confirmation of their baptismal vows before the Bishop. This is run by the Authorised Lay Minister, Clare Camp.
Stamford Schools Together Festival
All Saints' organises an annual School Festival on behalf of Churches Together in Stamford, which is aimed at children in Year 4 from the local state schools. Children engage in workshops which vary in nature from making candles to calligraphy, puzzle trails, singing, drama and bell ringing.
The day involves all the churches of Stamford. To accommodate the 250 or so children, the churches provide locations for about 20 workshop. This Festival is truly ecumenical and receives great support from schools and churches alike.