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.
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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!





 

Godly Play poster
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). 


Try these 'Look' activity sheets!

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There's a Bible story, some fun puzzles and a short prayer to say with 
your grown-ups.  Click on the button to see this month's selection 
© Redemptorist Publications

 
Godly Story

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!
 

Build a Nativity Scene

Advent craft creatorsWhy not build this lovely Nativity Scene week by week, with the help of Sarah, one of our mums, and her daughter Flora.
Click on the links below for the story and easy instructions which will tell you how to do it.  Each week we'll add a new set of characters to make!
Advent 1: Mary and Angel Gabriel
Advent 2: Joseph and Donkey
Advent 3: Manger, Stable and Baby Jesus
Advent 4: Shepherd and Sheep
Christmas 1: Wise Man


 

 

Crazy Pandas

 

Crazy Pandas

Crazy Pandas Worship Song
Crazy Pandas 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 PandasClick here for the series on their YouTube Channel.
 

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Can you beat this quiz?
You'll need to have a look around the churchyard and on some other question markpages 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!Filmstrip
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 ⇒IMGP0067









 

Who is Saint Michael?

St Michael, West Window
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:20200925 125238
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
St Michael

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. 

 
Bridge Youth Church

Bridge Youth Church

This is a BRILLIANT group for young people aged between 11-20.  It was set up by the youth teams of three churches, including St Michael's and meets for worship, friendship, exploring key issues, fun activities and trips ... oh, and food!
Click on the picture here to visit their website which has loads more information ⇒

LATEST NEWS FROM AL AT BRIDGE -
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"Bridge Zoom Worship - 5:30pm, Sunday 4th July
Bridge Youth meets via Zoom for Bridge Worship on Sunday 4th July, 5:30-6:30pm.  Meeting ID: 884 4536 8888.  For meeting password, email: bridgeyouthchurch@gmail.com

If you'd like to learn more about, or strengthen your Christian faith, then you might like ...
  • Virtual Bridge Wednesdays - every Wednesday during term time - 6:30-7:30pm
    Now via Zoom due to Covid 19 social distancing restrictions
    Due to social distancing policies our Thirst Café meetings are suspended and we'll meet via the Zoom app until further notice.  Meeting ID: 833-7505-2782
  • ‘Connect Discussion Group - every 2nd & 4th Sunday during term - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Now meeting via Zoom app due to Covid 19 restrictions.  Meeting ID: 869-9900-8274.  For meeting password email: bridgeyouthchurch@gmail.com
If that sounds fun then please feel free to join us and come along to any of the meetings."
Check our Instagram for more info
For all the meeting passcodes, email bridgeyouthchurch@gmail.com

 

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 ...School logo
 
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 -
 
Parish Praise
 
Young Servers 
 
Creche
 
Youth Groups
 
Junior Church
 
Bridge Youth Church
 
Choir  








 

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