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Families and Young People

At St Luke’s, we greatly value our contact with young families, and now as we emerge from the pandemic a new programme of activities is starting up.

We are excited to be partnering with Sweeney Toddlers to host a playgroup on Thursday mornings in the St Luke’s hall.  More information can be found at www.sweeneytoddlers.co.uk; booking is currently required.  We are offering subsidies to local families who might otherwise find it difficult to attend, and Rev Laura is on hand to offer pastoral support to parents and guardians.

The coffee lounge has recently undergone a revamp with a view to hosting a variety of support groups. We have new parents and baby groups starting to meet in June, are exploring an autism and SEN friendly playgroup and establishing a peer support group for parents of adolescents.  Our aim is to provide a chaplaincy role to these groups, supporting people through the challenges and celebrations of life and being a steady presence to our community.

In the school holidays we will be running weekly lunch clubs, providing space and a free meal for local families (see below), and in the autumn we plan to restart our monthly Family Church Service on a Sunday afternoon, with stories and supper.

Further details from Rev Laura.

The story of how Jesus’ friends found he was alive again – click here
Other children’s stories can be accessed here, then click Stories for Children