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/
INTERGENERATIONAL FAMILY SERVICES
EVERY 4th SUNDAY OF THE MONTH
Family and All-Age Services are designed to engage every member of the family with DEEP AND NURTURING prayer and activities. 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 a little easier to let you child be free. Intergenerational Family 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 Intergenerational Family Services will, we hope, be enjoyable and thought-provoking, providing space and comfort ideal for those early ventures through the church door. Family Services are held on the Fourth Sunday of the Month at St Mary’s Church, Boxford.
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…