For the promise is for you, for your children, and for all who are far away, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to him. Acts 2.39
We are very excited about what we are developing for families in our Mission Community. For more information please contact our Children and Families’ Worker, Kathryn Radley. Currently we run Messy Church once a month at the Reece Strawbridge Centre in Colyton and Noah’s Ark, group for pre-school children and their carers once a fortnight at Colyford Memorial Hall. Please see our calendar for dates and times.
We also love to welcome people of all ages to our regular church services. We hope to start offering much more for all ages at these times. All through the year we have special services, especially at festivals, so that all the generations can come together to celebrate Christmas, Mothering Sunday, Easter, Harvest and other occasions. Do look out for information about these services on the news pages and calendar.
Junior Choir Members
St Andrew’s Choir in Colyton, led by the Director of Music Nicholas Brown, offers girls and boys from the age of seven or above the opportunity to join with men and women in singing to a high standard. No previous experience or knowledge is necessary and new members are always welcome. The choir practises on Friday evenings and helps to lead the worship on Sunday mornings (except the third Sunday, when the choir sings at Evensong). In recent years, six of the junior choir members have received the Royal School of Church Music Gold Award – an outstanding achievement for Colyton. Junior choir members can also qualify for bursaries to pay for the cost of learning an instrument or help with residential courses. More about music in Colyton here.
Links with local schools and pre-schools
We also value our partnerships with our schools. Hilary regularly takes assemblies at Branscombe, Colyton and Musbury primary schools and members of the church in Musbury also enjoy leading ‘Open the Book’ at Musbury primary school. Kathryn also runs a weekly lunchtime club at Branscombe primary school. We enjoy a close relationship with Colyton Grammar School and with our local pre-schools: Colyton Caterpillars, Musbury Moles and Branscombe Pre-school.