CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

We have a part-time Schools Worker, Caroline Hutton, who works in our three church primary schools and supports all age worship services in the benefice, as well as organising our annual holiday club, and a dedicated team of volunteers.

WHICH SERVICE WOULD BEST SUIT MY FAMILY?

In the Benefice we are make sure that we have one service each week a service which is especially tailed to children and families.

On the first service of the month we have a family service at St Mary's, Denton. The service starts at 9:30am with coffee/tea, a chance to chat and crafts. At 10am we have a short service suitable for All-Ages. A more traditional service takes place in Alburgh.

Join us on the 2nd Sunday at Ditchingham Primary School for our 10:CC service. 10:CC stands to 10 o'clock cafe church, so you can arrive from 10am onwards. We start with Bacon Butties & Cheese toasties or just toast with crafts for both adults and children. For those who just want to sit we have a selection of papers and good coffee and tea. At 10:40am we have a short contemporary service also in the school.

On the first third of the month we have a family service at All Saint's, Alburgh. The service starts at 9:30am with coffee/tea, a chance to chat and crafts. At 10am we have a short service suitable for All-Ages. A more traditional service takes place in Denton. Also on the third Sunday four times a year we have an All-Age service at Hedenham to mark special events during the year and these start at 11am.

In Earsham on the fourth Sunday we have our CAFE4U service in the church rooms at All Saints church. Arrive from 10am onwards for bacon butties, toast and coffee. There are crafts laid out in one room and newspapers in the other. At 11am there is a short celebration.

On the fifth Sunday we have a Benefice service. These services move around the different churches. Children's activities are provided at the back of the churches.

WHAT ELSE DO WE DO FOR FAMILIES?

We also do other events for families during the week as well as in schools.

The Benefice runs a yearly holiday club. The Benefice Holiday club will be happened again, at Earsham School from Monday 30th July to Thursday 2nd August. Bookings forms will be able to be downloaded from the 4th June and the theme this year is Crumbling Castle.

We have three church school attached to our Benefice which we try to support as much as we can. All of our three schools provide a daily act of collective worship. Once a week, members of our assembly team, go into each of the schools to deliver an assembly

This is currently only offered in Alburgh with Denton School on a weekly basis. Members of our congregations, along with some of the pupils, act out a Bible story. This is followed by a time for reflection/prayer and finishes with the Lord's Prayer.

OUR CHURCHES

Denton Chapel

All Saints church, EarshamSt. Peter's church, Hedenham

Click on the links below to view information about our churches, when they are open and how to find them.

Alburgh

Broome

Denton

Ditchingham

Earsham

Hedenham