Children and Youth Groups
Children and their families
Our church community organises a number of groups for children and young people of different ages and their families. for information about these groups, follow the links in the left margin or find us on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/
Children and young people are very welcome at our services. We are used to babies making noises and to children moving around during the course of a service so please do not be anxious about this happening. There is a well-stocked children's area towards the front of the church in a side aisle which children are free to dip in and out of at any time.
There is a toilet at the back of the church with a potty, changing table and spare nappies and wipes.
At 10am services there are usually organised children's activities in church in the meeting room, which children are very welcome to join in with (with an accompanying adult if they choose to bring one with them!).
On the third Sunday of the month our 10am service is prepared with children and adults of all ages in mind. The service includes an informal talk rather than a full-blown sermon and is slightly shorter in length than our other 10am services. It may or may not include Communion (check out our church calendar for details - 'Eucharist' means it is a Communion service). Children and adults who have been baptised outside a main Sunday service are encouraged to attend an all-age service as soon as possible after their baptism so the St Andrew's Church community can welcome them into our church family.
Our connection to local schools:
St Andrew's Church of England Primary School
We have strong links with St Andrew's School, a church school attended mainly by children from the southern part of Soham and from Wicken. The vicar and/or other members of the church community lead a weekly school assembly and enjoy meeting children, parents/carers, staff and helpers at other times during each school year. We are always pleased to welcome children and adults from school to church, both in the context of educational visits and on less formal occasions. For more information about the school see the St Andrew's School website. A number of members of the congregation are governors and staff at St. Andrew's School.
The Weatheralls Primary School, Soham Village College and The Shade Primary
The vicar and/or other members of the church's ministry team are always pleased to make visits to Soham's other schools, both to lead assemblies and to help in other ways as needs arise. It is always good to welcome school groups to church for educational visits. A number of members of the congregation are governors at The Wetheralls, Soham Village College and The Shade Primary.