Our local school
Our benefice includes Great Witchingham Primary School. Assemblies are regularly taken by a former churchwarden of one of our parishes. Once a fortnight the Open the Book team (consisting of a team of parishioners) act out Bible stories for the children during assemblies.
Services for children
We have decided not to hold Messy Church for the time being. Without an incumbent to lead us, and some helpers not quite sure about their future availability we thought a little break would help us all. Our grateful thanks to all those who have helped with such enthusiasm, and we have had some good times. Just watch this space!
There are special services held for children during particular seasons, such as Christmas. Watch this website for details.
We regularly invite families to return to our churches to celebrate anniversaries of baptism. During whichever is the appropriate Sunday morning service, we ask the family to join the priest at the font; the whole congregation renew their baptismal promises together, and we re-light the baptismal candles that the children have (hopefully) brought with them. In this way, children have the opportunity to understand a little about what happened when they were baptised as babies, and the families are encouraged to stay in touch with the people and what goes on in church.