What happens for children on Sundays?
Hello, my name is Lena Phillips and I am the Primary Schools' and Children’s Work Coordinator for St James’ by the Park. Your children are very important to us and we want to provide them with a fun, safe and relevant environment. We have a Safeguarding Policy and all leaders are DBS checked.
We have three ways that children come together to build their relationship with Jesus: Junior Church, Superstars and In Church. There are also Special Events going on throughout the year.
We love families & children to be part of everything we do at St James’ by the Park. There are dedicated baby and children's areas in the church building together with a separate creche room so hopefully you will all enjoy your time with us.
If you would like to see details regarding what we do about safeguarding go to Safeguarding
Junior Church provides age-related learning during church times on most Sunday mornings at Shirley Infant School and in the Parish Hall. The service starts at 10.30 in St James’ by the Park with children leaving for their own groups after about twenty minutes.
Junior Church at the Parish Hall
Bubbles is a group for children aged 3-5 years at pre-school or in Reception Year. This group is led by Pete Craggs and Jayne Crispin
Please take your children to the Parish Hall when asked by the service leader (go out of the main door at the back of church, turn left along the pavement and cross the road to the hall in Colebrook Avenue,). Please settle your child into their group and ensure we have an updated registration form with all their relevant details. Please come & collect your child at 11.50am
Junior Church at Shirley Infant School
Flames is for children in years 1 -5 led by Wendy Spicer.
They have a fun activity session on the fourth Sunday each month led by Nicola King
These children leave church from the side door at the front of church and go by a supervised walking bus to Shirley Infant School. Please ensure we have an updated registration form with all the relevant details. Please come & collect your child at 11.55am.
If you have a child at both venues please speak to one of the leaders so we can help you with collecting your children.
Superstars at Wordsworth Primary School
A family breakfast followed by fun bible stories, songs, activities crafts and games for all families with children in yr R-6 plus a play area for under 5's.
For more information please have a look at the Superstars page.
Each week before Junior Church our children are welcome as we enjoy activities and worship together as a whole church. On major celebrations such as Christmas, Easter, Pentecost and Harvest all ages stay together to worship God.