Hello! I’m Serena Stanton, the Children’s & Families Worker. My job is to make connections between families in the local community, school and church and to host regular groups and events.
At St Swithun’s Church we have a very lively and active children and families ministry!
Each child and family is special and important and we celebrate them all and welcome them into the life of the church. With this in mind we have lots of things on offer for our children and families to attend and get involved with.
Our group Facebook page is St Swithun's Church Bathford
Monthly Family Trails
Every 2nd weekend in the month (January and February excluded), we provide an outdoor family trail, which is held in the churchyard at St Swithun’s Church. These trails are designed to encourage wandering and wondering and to appreciate God’s wonderful world around us. There are suggested activities to do as you journey on the trail and a craft bag to explore & enjoy as you wander.
Previous trails have included a Harvest Trail, Pumpkin Trail, Advent Window Trail, Three Wise Men Trail, Love Trail and a Spring Family Trail.
Our family services run every 4th Sunday in the month at 10am. These services are always lively and lots of fun! Each service includes children and family songs, a dramatized bible story, craft, children’s talk/reflection and prayer time, and there is always something for the adults. Please click here.
Toddlers, Tea & Toast
We hold toddler group every Friday morning (term time only), in the church at 9.30am. There are lots of fun activities for the children to get involved in, and for mums, dads and even grandparents to meet to have a chat The session usually ends with a song and a Bible story. Please click here.
Some of the mums meet weekly on Monday for a short Bible study.
Glow will be starting on the 1st of April and is a new youth group for children aged between 7-11 and will happen at St Swithun’s every 1 st Friday in the month at St Swithun’s church from 3.15-4.30pm. Glow will consist of fun, games, seasonal craft, God slot & amp; song for the children and will be ran by me and supported by a parent at each session. Please click here.
Assemblies at Bathford Church School
Each week we write & present a whole school assembly for the children and staff at Bathford Church School. Our assemblies are based in and around the church calendar and on specific themes as chosen by the school or by the assemblies team.
For more information please contact Serena : firstname.lastname@example.org