St Martin’s Sunday Club Newsletter January 2020
Happy New Year! We hope you all had a happy, relaxing Christmass.
Firstly, thank you to everyone who took part in the Crib Service on Christmass Eve. Once again, we brought the Christmass story to life with the help of our Sunday Club children, and had lots of positive, appreciative feedback from our visitors.
With the start of the New Year, it is time for parents/carers to renew their child’s registration form. These forms must be completed as soon as possible to keep us in line with Safe Guarding requirements.
We are regularly reviewing the way in which our children’s sessions run, and at present, they are as follows:
All children meet in Church for a 10am start. KS2 children are encouraged to sit with their adult. After the gospel reading, Nursery/KS1 and KS2 children go to the Parish Office and Church Hall for a child friendly session of teaching. This session might also include music or a game and will last 15-20 minutes. At the end of that time, all children will return to Church and will be encouraged to sit at the designated tables to do colouring activities or play on the mat area with quiet toys.
Dates for your diary
Sunday 16th February and 23rd February – no Sunday Club, Half term.
Tuesday 18th February – Stay and Play Day. This will take place in the Church from 10.30am-3.30pm
Tuesday 25th February – Shrove Tuesday Pancake Party. All welcome 4-6.30pm in the Church. Tickets cost £1.50p and are available in advance.
22nd March – Mothering Sunday Family Service (no Sunday Club) 10am in the Church. A posy of daffodils will be offered to everyone to take home to their Mother /Guardian /Carer.
Tuesday 7th April – Stay and Play Day. This will take place in the Church from 10.30am-3.30pm
Friday 10th April – Good Friday 3pm. KS1 children can join with a Sunday Club leader in the hall for age appropriate teaching for part of the service. KS2 children, and especially those admitted to First Communion, are encouraged to come along and take an active part in this important service.
12th April – Easter Sunday Family Service, 10am in the Church – I’m sure there will be some chocolate treats involved at this service!
Sunday 19th April – Mass at 4pm due to the Brighton Marathon. No Sunday Club, Easter holiday.
Saturday 13th June – St Martin’s Summer Fayre. More details and pleas for help to follow.
Sunday 26th July - Parish Mass followed by Family Outdoor Lunch. Save the date. More details to follow after Easter.
Please note that when Sunday Club does not formally meet there is a colouring table and quiet toys available at the front of Church.