Children and Young People

At St Michael’s, we strive to be a welcoming place for people of all ages. Below, you can find out about a number of activities for children and young people which St Michael’s is involved in.

St Michael’s Church is committed to the care and safeguarding of everyone in our community. Contact details for our Parish Safeguarding Officer, and other safeguarding contacts both within the Parish and in our Diocese can be found on our Safeguarding page. Further safeguarding information can be viewed on the Diocese of Newcastle website.

Services

Children and young people are very welcome at all our church services. On the first Sunday of the month there is a more relaxed service with an interactive talk and the children stay in. On other Sundays there are activities for children and young people at the 9.30 and 11.15 services.

Two purple doodle-like arrows used as a separating lineMini Michaels

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Mini Michaels is a weekly group for 0-5 year-olds and their parents/carers held at St Michael’s Church every Thursday during term time from 9:15-11am. You can view our standard programme, photos and video on our Mini Michaels page or visit our Facebook page.

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Messy Church

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Messy Church is is a way of being church for families involving fun! We meet once a month in St Michael’s Parish Hall for music, fun and food! There is no charge, and each session includes crafts, singing, story and lunch. All welcome. For more information about Messy Church please do visit the Messy Church website.

The next Messy Church sessions in 2022 take place on Saturdays, at 11am to 12:30 in St Michael’s Parish Hall.

19th February 2022 19th March 2022 16th April 2022
21st May 2022 18th June 2022 16th July 2022

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Contagious

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St Michael’s supports ‘Ignite’ (charity registered as Contagious), an ecumenical youth organisation as part of our membership of Christians Together in Alnwick. ‘Ignite’ has a full time Christian youth and schools worker who leads a range of youth activities and youth ‘cell groups’, organises Open the Book in several local schools, trips and other events. For more information visit the Ignite website (https://www.ignite-alnwick.co.uk/home) or contact Jess McArdle, Youth and Schools Worker by email at jessica.mcardle@ignite-alnwick.co.uk

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St Michael’s Primary School

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Children from our local Church of England Primary School, St Michael’s, regularly visit the church and take part in activities and worship. Read more on the “Our School” page.