Children and Young People

For children’s resources to use at home, click here: https://boxriverbenefice.com/children-and-young-people/childrensresources/

NO MATTER WHAT AGE YOU ARE, THE CHURCH IS THERE FOR YOU AND IT IS YOUR CHURCH.

At the Box River Benefice, we are doing all we can to make Children and Families feel welcome. We now run a CHILDREN’S CHURCH (Sunday School) and are exploring many other ways that we might begin to offer more things for children, families and youth. We are also working on a schedule of other events for the year ahead, so watch this space!

If you are interested in helping out or have some good ideas, then please do get in touch.

Families are always welcome in church and we would be delighted to see you any time.

During lockdown, we are making some videos and live streams in order to offer stimulating teaching and craft materials to help children and families engage whilst at home. Keep an eye on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/boxriverbenefice/

CHILDREN’S CHURCH (Sunday School)

EVERY 2nd AND 3rd SUNDAYS OF THE MONTH

Starts 10.50am at Mary’s House, Swan Street, Boxford. The children will have fun exploring key elements of Christian life and stories, doing crafts and exciting activities before returning to church for the end of the Sunday service and re-join their parents. This is a brilliant way to begin helping your child to see that their is more to life than the pressure to achieve – they will learn how they are valued and cherished for who they are and the special gifts each have been given.

CRAFTY CHURCH

EVERY 2nd TUESDAY OF THE MONTH

Fun and Games with meaning. Ideal to tip your toe in and discover a little more

FAMILY and ALL-AGE SERVICES

EVERY 4th SUNDAY OF THE MONTH

Family and All-Age Services are a chance to experience church in a more informal way. Children are most welcome at any of our services and don’t be afraid to talk them through what is happening, especially in the Eucharist. But this service is certainly easier to let you child be free. Family and All-Age Services are not intended to replace other forms of worship, indeed they cannot, but it is a good place to start. It will introduce you gently into the life of the church, and we hope that, in time, you’ll feel the need for something deeper. We certainly hope so, and that is exactly what this is designed to do. Worship should never be confused with entertainment, that’s not what we are here for, but Family and All Age Services will, we hope, be enjoyable and thought-provoking, providing space and comfort ideal for those early ventures through the church door. Family and All-Age Services are held on the Fourth Sunday of the Month at St May’s Church, Boxford.

FOREST CHURCH

Forest Church is a fresh expression of church drawing on much older traditions when sacred places and practices were outside – and it is also drawing on contemporary research that highlights the benefits of spending time with nature in wild places.

Forest Church isn’t just normal church happening outside, instead it attempts to participate with creation. And it isn’t just a fellowship group doing an outside activity, we aim to learn, worship, meditate, pray and practice with the trees, at the spring, in the outdoors…

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