People ask from time to time whether we have a church group in Snodland (equivalent to a Sunday School), where children can learn about the Christian Faith. Well, we do! It is called ‘Explorers’ and it meets in the church hall on Malling Road (opposite St. Katherine’s Lane) every Sunday at 10.00am. We hope to encourage the children to feel part of the main church family and so we occasionally go into church. This might be for a blessing during Communion services or simply to be part of the family service. Our sessions in the hall include prayer and a Bible reading, a chat and games. We sometimes do craft for the children to take home or display in the church. We finish at 11am with cake and a blessing!
It is currently run by Rev’d Mandy Young, together with a small team of co-leaders and helpers. It is open to all children between the ages of 3 and 10 and younger children are most welcome if they have an adult with them. Parents of children are welcome anyway to stay with us, to go home or go next door into the main service. New members are always welcome. For further details, please contact Mandy Young on 01634 249446.
The aim of our group is to enable the children to have fun together, to discover more about God and His love for them and to feel fully part of the Christian family here in Snodland. In the words of our baptism service, we want to help children – in an enjoyable way
“… to know God in public worship and private prayer, follow Jesus Christ in the life of faith, serve their neighbour after the example of Christ, and in due course come to confirmation.”
(From ‘The Commission’ in the Common Worship Baptism Service)