As a community which seeks to be a family on mission we know that our children are a valuable part of today's church.
Scroll down to find out more about the children's work going on here.
'Family on Mission, Shining Brightly with God'
Lighthouse (Sunday Mornings)
On Sunday mornings our children aged 0 - 11 meet during the morning services (except for Fluid Church Sundays) in age appropriate groups which provide a safe, caring environment in which they can learn, worship and grow as followers of Jesus. Each group is led by a team of volunteers who plan and lead the sessions to enable each child to have fun as they grow closer in relationship with each other, as a family and with God.
We seek to support the whole family in the nurturing and spiritual growth of their children. We want each family who is part of our church community to grow together to know God's love for them, with hearts that are deeply connected to Him, enabling them to be missionaries and disciples to the people and families around them.
This is our mid-week group for parents, grandparents or carers with babies, toddlers or children under 5 and meets on Wednesdays in term time between 10am and 11.30am. We can guarantee a warm welcome and friendly community! We have lots of toys, games, jigsaws, dressing-up, crafts, books and even a small outdoor play area for when the weather is nice! Refreshments for adults and children alike are served each week, so come along and make new friends as we chat and play together.
Why not also join us for lunch (11.30 - 12) by bringing your own picnic?
Treasure Seekers Community
This is our after school club for children aged 5-11 years from the church and surrounding community. We aim to meet Jesus, make friends and have fun. We meet every fortnight on Thursday evenings at St Mary's Parish Centre in Handyside from 5.30PM to 7PM.
Messy Church Breakfast Club
Once a month, on Saturday mornings from 9AM - 11AM at St Mary’s Parish Centre we run this awesome club! This is where friendships grow, and we grow too as we meet with God through creativity, hospitality, and celebration. All welcome.
Sharon is chaplain to Markeaton Primary School and is in every Monday lunchtime during the term to offer a listening ear, pastoral support and care for the staff.
Open The Book
We have a team of volunteers who go into Markeaton School each week during term time to tell a story from the Bible in a fun, creative, dramatic way! If you'd like to be part of this team or would like more information please contact Sharon.
OTB Lunch Club
We run a club at Markeaton School on Tuesday lunchtimes. Birthed out of Open The Book and chaplaincy this is a place for the children to come and have fun while creatively exploring more about how much God loves them.
Pray For Schools
Meeting on Wednesdays from 2.30pm - 3.15pm at Markeaton School we pray on a bi-monthly basis for our school.
For more information regarding any of these groups or general children and families work at St Alkmund's, please contact Sharon@stalkmunds.org.uk