St Georges Anglican church respects the value and contribution of children to the community. We believe that everyone is made the image of God: rich & poor, man & woman, cat people & dog people and definitely children. St George’s employs a dedicated families and children’s minister to help serve and provide programs and activities that engage with the growing number of young families in the Paddington area. Once a week on a Sunday morning we host KidsChurch a time for children to play, listen to stories, create and pray to a God that loves them. Once a month we host a special gathering for families to go deeper together centred around the stories of Jesus.
Something New – monthly gathering
We have a once a month gathering of children and adults together exploring what it means to live the good life in God’s beautiful broken world – last Sunday of the month 3-4pm. Find out more about it here.
Sunday Mornings – KidsChurch:
The children are much loved in our morning service, they are sent off by the community to Kids Church and return to share in communion and morning tea.
Every week two leaders take the children for a special Kids Church time that focuses on using music, craft, play and simple rituals to teach the fundamentals of the Christian tradition. The children normally gather round a candle on the floor as a way of providing a point of focus for their time together. The morning often begins with an opening discussion or song and hearing about the children’s weeks. Followed by an opening game or activity that raises the key themes of the morning, followed by a story and discussion. Usually there will be some craft or activity that builds on the theme. Closing with a final prayer together.
Children & Families Ministry
Phil Wilcox is our Children & Families Minister – If you’d be interested in being part of what’s next at Paddington Anglican, please get in touch with Phil – philATpaddington.church.
Events & Seasonal Services
We love celebrating the high points of our Christian faith with our local Kids. We run special Christmas and Easter Services that are designed to engage kids of all ages.
In the last year we’ve hosted a Halloween Experience and a series of three Kids Gardening Workshops. Stay tuned for upcoming events by checking our news page or joining our mailing list by writing to infoATpaddington.church.
Picture from our Winter Magic Storytelling Night in July 2016
SPECIAL RELIGIOUS EDUCATION – SRE
Glenmore Road Public School kindly invites St George’s Anglican to lead Anglican special religious education at the school. The opportunity to speak of God with and to young children is a great privilege. We see our role as one of wondering-beside the child about the Creator of the universe. We tell the stories of the Christian tradition so that children grow up with an understanding of the foundational stories that enrich so much of our broader culture. And we assure children of God’s love for them, especially in the person of Jesus Christ, the centre of our own faith, passed down to us through the rich heritage of the Anglican Church.