CHILDREN,STUDENTS AND FAMILIES

We seek to encourage and enable St. Michael’s children and Box Hill students to develop their own Christian faith and relationship with God. It is our desire to support parents and young families as they learn about God, so they can build their own confidence to express the gift God has given to each one of them, and to be better equipped to address the challenges that life brings. We pray our activities with children in church are fun places that celebrate family, friendships and create a sense of belonging.

In the church we have created a special carpeted area for young children to be able to be a part of our Sunday 10am services, with a special appropriately aged activity bag for each child.                   

Young children are always welcome and we seek to make this an attractive place to come where they can have fun, in addition to learning about God. We pray children, students and young families will experience a sense of love and community here, as we grow more and more in our Christian  discipleship.

children 1We are blessed to have two wonderful school communities within walking distance of the Parish Church.

St. Michael’s C of E (A) Infant School (for the school website click here)  are very involved through monthly assemblies and special services in church, and regular assemblies in the school are led by Canon John.

 

In addition there are three Workshops held at the school each year, on Mothering Sunday, Harvest Festival and Christingle. These are great fun with many craft and other activities, as well as wonderful refreshments, before everyone walks across to the church for a special Family Service at 11am.

 

Box Hill is an independent coeducational boarding and day school (for the school website click here) which holds twice termly services, and regular Boarders’ services, in church as staff and students join us. Students act as sidespeople, welcomers, readers and help with counting the collection at the end of the service. They also use the church for various concerts and recitals.

 

children 3With the newly installed projectors and screens, the monthly Family Services are already proving to be a big hit! This is a helpful way to grow in faith as the use of multi-media enhances the gospel presentations. With an informal yet structured approach, the Family Service is enjoyed by all ages, and is followed with refreshments and the opportunity to catch up with others.