Children and Young People
This is a page especially for our young friends at St Michael's!
We welcome children as full members of our Church, and there are many opportunities for children and young people to be involved in the life of the Church. See the links at the bottom of the page for more info.
Grown ups: The YouTube/Vimeo links will always be carefully checked, with E-safety in mind, and are designed to be a shared experience as a family, not for children on their own. You might wish to check out the videos before your children view them.
Tiny Tots is back! Wednesdays at 11am
Did you come to Tiny Tots when you were really small? Well it's back again in a new and exciting way so if you have little sisters or brothers, why not ask your grownups if they'd like to come along! Grown-ups, please note that it's going to be held in the Windhill Churches Centre until September, whilst the bells restoration work takes place. Come along to the Charnley Hall (main hall downstairs) for refreshments then we'll go upstairs, you can use the lift if little ones are asleep in buggies, for the session.
Come along on Sundays at 10am and share A Godly Play
WE'RE BACK EVERY WEEK WITH SOME SPECIAL TIME JUST FOR YOU IN THE SUNDAY SERVICE !! We invite YOU, with your grownups, to come into the Lady Chapel during the sermon and prayers, and share in A Godly Play (a short story, with things to wonder about together and some fun activities afterwards). Did you see the Easter Garden we all made in Godly Play recently? It's in the Lady Chapel - do come and have a look!
Ask for our 'Look' activity sheets!
There's a weekly Bible story, some fun puzzles and a short prayer to say with your grown-ups. Pick up yours at our Sunday Service (or sometime in the week if you can't make it to Church).
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Here's this week's Godly Story
You might like to watch this week’s Godly Story. Every week there's a fab new video of a Bible story, made by people from St Albans Diocese (that's the group of churches around us that St Michael's Church is a part of). It's got questions at the end that you can wonder about and talk about together with your grown-ups afterwards. Find the video on YouTube HERE!
Crazy Pandas Worship Song
feature at the fantastic Christian Festival, Spring Harvest
. Have a listen to their excellent song and bonkers video 'Oh Wow! (Awesome God)' right here ⇒
Crazy Pandas TV Series
Ask your grown-ups if you can watch this fun-filled 11 part series especially for kids, made with the brilliant Cheeky Pandas
! Click here for the series on their YouTube Channel.
Can you beat this quiz?
You'll need to have a look around the churchyard and on some other pages on this website for your answers! Click on the Quick Quiz to pull up a full-size version to print.
Here are the answers ... no peeking!
Have a look at this Stop Motion Filming!
Our Youth Group created this bit of silliness back in 2013 and it's still fun to watch. Click on the pic below to find the 'Youth Group Animation' video on our media page ⇒
Who is Saint Michael?
He's an Archangel (one of the most important of God's angels) and is mentioned a few times in the Bible - why not see if you can find him:
Daniel, Chapter 10 and 12
Jude, Chapter 1
The most famous story is mentioned right at the end of the Bible:
Revelation, Chapter 12, verses 7–9
"Then there was a war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon. The dragon and his angels fought back. But the dragon was not strong enough. He and his angels lost their place in heaven. He was thrown down out of heaven. (The giant dragon is that old snake called the devil or Satan. He leads the whole world the wrong way.) The dragon with his angels was thrown down to the earth." International Children's Bible
Click on this picture of St Michael to print and colour it in ⇒
You can find pictures of St Michael in a few places in our church too: he's one of the four archangels in the West Window and there's a banner of him too.
We celebrate St Michael's special day on 29th September, or the Sunday nearest to it.
You might want to think of St Michael whenever you feel lonely, scared, or tempted.
St Michael's School
There's lots of information about our wonderful church school of St Michael's on our St Michael's School page
(including a link to the school website) but that's mostly a way for us to tell your grown-ups about things.
Here's something that might appeal to you guys and your families ...
Staff and pupils have created some fantastic worship videos which you might like to watch and share together ⇒
Click on these links below to find out about more ways you can be involved: