“Let the little children come to Me, and don’t stop them, because the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” Luke 18:16
Children in Worship
Children are very welcome at all services at St Stephen & St Mary.
The Contemporary Eucharist service held at 10.30am each Sunday is particularly suited to families and children.
We have a children’s nook located in the narthex stocked with toys, books and simple craft items for families with babies & toddlers.
Pre-schoolers & primary age children are welcome to attend our Kids Church which takes place in the old church concurrently with the service.
St Stephen and St Mary started a ‘mainly music‘ Program in 2015. This is a music program that offers parents or carers (eg grandparents) an opportunity to spend time with their children enjoying music together, and also providing an environment for meeting other parents and carers.
The Safety of Children at St Stephen’s and St Mary’s
The safety and security of children is of paramount importance: to ensure that children in the care of staff and volunteers at the Parish of St Stephen and St Mary are kept safe at all times, the organisation has a policy on working with children which is in line with the requirements of the diocese. This requires that all staff and volunteers have a current Police Check and a Working with Children card.
Open the policy here: The Anglican Parish of St Stephen – Working with Children Policy