Children’s Ministry


“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

We warmly welcome children at all services at St. Stephen & St Mary.

Our aim is to help our children a relationship with God through Jesus Christ.

Kid’s Church is offered to primary school aged children.  It is held in the Old Church at 10am every Sunday during the school term.  Parents who wish to accompany their children are welcome to participate.

For families with younger children or babies, we have a children’s nook in the narthex (entrance hall), stocked with toys, books, and simple craft items.  It is the parents’/carers responsibility to supervise their children when using these items.

Every second Wednesday of the month our Junior Youth Group meets to develop and deepen their Christian faith.  It is suitable for children aged 11 – 16 years.

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The Safety of Children at St Stephen and St Mary

The Diocese of Melbourne within the Anglican Church of Australia is committed to child safe practice. The safety and the wellbeing of children and vulnerable people are embedded in policies and practices which reflect a commitment to zero tolerance of abuse.

Our Parish is fully committed to child safety and safe ministry.  We have in place a Code of Conduct for all Clergy, Staff and Volunteers, as well as a Commitment to Child Safety policies and procedures for reporting any suspected abuse, and ongoing training in accordance with the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne Safe Ministry Program.

More information is available at the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne Website: