Services for Children and Families

Updated 14 Jun 21

We would like to take this opportunity to tell you about some of the services specifically for children and their families that take place within our team:

Early Bird Service at St. Bartholomew’s. A short 20 minute service which is held on the second Sunday of every month at 9:00am (except November when it is a week later) with a bacon roll breakfast served in Church House afterwards (veggie option available).  Crammed with songs and stories, it is an informal, dynamic, fun and interactive service followed by craft activities.  Please see the Early Birds at St. Barts Facebook page for further information.

Early Birds has continued to function on-line during the pandemic and they meet via Facebook every second Sunday of the month – See Team News for details.

Most other services/activities have been suspended whilst the pandemic persists.

This informal service for all the family will take place  every second Sunday of the month (from Sep 19) at 9.00am, and consists of a short service in church followed by a light breakfast in the church vestibule, and the opportunity to contribute to the beginning of the 10.00am service in church, which is either Morning Worship or Holy Communion depending on the availability of clergy.

FAMILY SERVICES.A slightly longer 45 minute service which is designed for all ages with hymns, songs and a talk.

  • At St. Bartholomew’s on the 4th Sunday of every month at 10.00am.
  • At St. Cyriac’s on the 3rd Sunday of every month at 10.30am.

These services provide various ways of worship and teachings and may incorporate mini-plays, films and different types of music.

Messy Church.

A form of church for children and adults (children must be accompanied by a responsible adult) to enjoy together which is held on the second Friday of the month from 3.30pm in Church House, Corsham.  It starts with themed crafts, followed by a short bible reading, song and prayer and ending with a meal.  A fun, social gathering for those unable to attend church on a Sunday.

Heart4Rudloe.  This is a fun community church run by our neighbouring parish, St. Thomas a Becket Church, Box, which meets every other Sunday from 4.00pm to 6.00pm in Crumpets Cafe on Portal Avenue, Rudloe.  Everyone of any age is welcome – children must bring an adult.  Please see the Heart4Rudloe Facebook page for dates and more information.

For slightly older children

Young Barts (Corsham Sunday School).  Meets in Church House at 9.45am on all Sundays except the 4th Sunday, when we join with the Family service in church.  This lasts about an hour, after which the children come to join the congregation in church for the last part of the main 10am service.  Children from age 3 are most welcome to join in with songs, bible stories and craft activities. (Read more here)

Church Lads and Church Girls Brigade. If your child is of school age, they are most welcome to join the youth uniformed organisation of the Church of England.  This is held in Church House and The Corsham School gym on alternate weeks on Wednesdays during term-time, starting at 6.30pm for Reception to Y5 children and 7.45pm for Y6 upwards. Read more about the Brigade here

We also have special services to mark not only the main Christian festivals of Easter Day and Christmas but also Mothering Sunday and Harvest Festival for example, details of which will be emailed to you periodically.

We hope there is something here that you and your family will enjoy attending.