CHILDREN, FAMILIES AND STUDENTS
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.
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
We 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
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.
With 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.