Parish of Bisley and West End

Children's and Families

Welcome to our Children's and Families page

We are back in Church !! -  Don't forget to book your pew - 01483 473377 or email Bronwen or Phillippa.

Our services will look a bit different to "normal" and how they used to be.  They will be shorter, and have limited numbers in the congregation, so we can socially distance in our pews.  Masks must be worn, if you are able to do so.  

We are running two family services every month - the first Sunday in the month will be a "Messy" All Age service, with music, a story, a short talk, prayers and crafts packs to take away and make at home.  Our third Sunday in the month will be a Puppet Service, running in a similar way to our "Messy Service" but we'll also have our usual puppet characters sharing their "wisdom" with us instead of take away crafts.

We will still have some resources available online, and our services are being recorded live and then put onto the website for your to view if you are unable to attend in person.

  NOVEMBER MESSY - All Saints 

 

 Our Messy Service this month is looking at being part of God Great Big Family.

Click here for the craft instructions

Messy Crafts November

If you are looking for things to do with your children around Remembrance Sunday I've found this great activity sheet.  Click here to download the Remembrance Sunday sheet.

We are really looking forward to seeing you again in our churches, but in the meantime  - if there is anything we can do to help please get in touch - click here to email me.   We really would appreciate some feedback!  If we're doing things you like, or not doing things that you would like us to, or even if we're doing things in a way that doesn't work for you - please do let us know.  We want to be here for you and without feedback we can't make changes.

If you make any of the craft ideas posted here please do send me pictures - I'd love to put a gallery together of all your work.  All our previous ideas and activities are still here - they've just moved to our Archive page

Please keep following us on Twitter and Facebook to stay up to date with all our plans and activities, so hopefully, you are still feeling part of our amazing Church Family - we miss you!

Each week we post a fun, new PDF  Family Worship Activity for you to explore and enjoy

This weeks pack click on the link for 25th October - The Death of Moses

If you're looking for inspiration or support sharing your faith with your children please have a look at this website - The Kitchen Table Project  they have a really supportive Facebook page, with prayers and chat.

I've found a new activity pack for our Younger children - Mustard Seeds - all about creation.  Click on this link to explore the pack  Creation


All our previous craft ideas and instructions are now on the Archives page - click here to view

Despite all the restrictions that we are living with at the moment we still have much to be thankful for,  this is a lovely idea that helps remind us of this.  See if you can spot these on our Notice Boards when you walk past our churches

 We are thinking of you and you remain in our prayers.  I love this idea!  To download your own blank version - click here.  I'd love to see what you think ...

 Messy Families prayer Sheet

 

 


 Im thankful for

 You can download your own copy of this to complete here

 

 

 We are all missing seeing the people we love.  Why not send them a picture from your family to theirs with love!  You can download a blank copy of this sheet here

 completed sending love picture

 


We're publishing video's of our services - please do check them out! The most recent ones are on the front page, but you can re-visit previous recordings here on our online services page

There is a free game available for all mobile devices called Guardians of Ancora.  It takes you on an adventure through Bible stories.  It's 100% free, with NO in app purchases and is Biblically faithful.  It is aimed at 8-11 year olds, and I have to confess is quite good fun!! (yes, I've played it - Bx)

The Puppets Discuss Worship from Home:  Gordon and Skip are Isolating together and discuss worshipping from home.