In April 2010 all Saints was awarded the Child Friendly Church Bronze 4* Award by the Diocese of Bristol.
Young people are an integral part of the congregation at All Saints and children of all ages are very welcome to come to any of our services. We have children who attend church regularly, from birth onwards, through their teens to adulthood. Our main Sunday service is the 11.00am Solemn Mass. Children are very welcome and there is a carpet area with a supply of books and other quiet activities for smaller children and their parents.
The 9.30am Family Service is also held every Sunday and aims to provide engaging worship in a relaxed environment for children and their families. The service is 30 minutes long with a presentation, hymns and readings. On the second and fourth Sunday of the month the service includes Holy Communion.
Children are invited to join the Serving team which supports the major services on Sundays and on other Festival days. Tinies as young as four or five love to stagger up the aisle carrying an incense boat or a candlestick; it's often amazing how a lively youngster suddenly becomes serious when they are given the responsibility of handing out hymn books or lighting candles!
Families from all services came together for a barbecue in July 2013.
Easter 2013 Children bring plants, complete with caterpillars and beetles, to build the Easter Garden. They leave it on Holy Saturday with the stone rolled across the entrance of the tomb, and return on Sunday to see it rolled away.
9.30 Family Service regulars celebrate the Child Friendly Church Award.
Children @ the 140th Anniversary
The children made a huge banner depicting the history of All Saints Church, from the opening of the first building in 1868, its bombing in 1940 (the boys even enjoyed making fiery bombs and sewing them on), and the opening of the new church in the 1960s.
Any children who are interested can become involved in serving at the Family mass every Sunday at 9.30, and the Solemn mass at 11.