in Sanderstead Parish

Children and Families in Sanderstead Parish

We welcome children to all our services. Children are also welcome to explore the children's corner at All Saints, with books, toys and crafts.

Family Worship services are held on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. Children of all ages are welcome. Toddler groups are open on Tuesdays and Fridays at 9.30am. Messy Church is usually on the third Sunday of the month at 3.30 pm in the church hall. Services in church will continue to be live streamed, and there will be videos available on our YouTube channel and Facebook page. You can find all our online services on the Sermons page, and more fun for children on the More for Children page.

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Upcoming events for children

Messy Church

All Saints halls
Sunday 06 February 2022 at 3.30 pm

Family Service

All Saints
Sunday 13 February 2022 at 9.30 am

Family worship

All Saints
Sunday 27 February 2022 at 9.30 am

Messy Church

All Saints Halls
Sunday 06 March 2022 at 3.30 pm

Messy Church for Easter

All Saints church
Friday 08 April 2022 at 3.30 pm
family fun

Messy Church

Messy Church is a monthly activity based service, usually on the third Sunday in term time, for all children up to the age of 12 years, and their parents and grandparents and carers. We run from 3.30pm - 5pm in the All Saints' church halls with lots of time for activities and crafts based around the Bible, which the children do with their parents and carers, followed by plenty of lively singing and a story. We end our time together with a tasty snack and refreshments for all. Children take home everything they have made. There is no charge but donations are welcome to cover costs of food and craft supplies.

We look forward to welcoming you to Messy Church. If you have any questions, please email

Visit the More for Children Page for more information about Children at All Saints


Jigsaw at All Saints

Jigsaw is for children aged 4-11 which takes place during the Eucharist Service on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month at 9.30, with stories, prayer, games and crafts. The children rejoin the rest of the congregation for a blessing towards the end of the service. For more information email


Toddler Groups at All Saints

Toddler groups meet in the All Saints Halls in term time, on a Tuesday and Friday morning at 9.30 am. Please Contact the Parish Office, for more information about joining a toddler group.

family fun

Children's Area in All Saints

Our Children’s Area is located in St Catherine’s Aisle, which is part of the main church. There are toys, books, games and puzzles suitable for babies and older children and a member of our congregation, who has been D & B checked, stays in the Area throughout the service to look after and ensure the safety of the children. Parents are welcome to stay with their children or to come and go during the service. Children can take toys or colouring books from the Children’s Area and sit with their parents if they prefer. There are toilet facilities and a baby changing unit nearby in the vestry.



Christingle Services in aid of The Children's Society are held around Christmas. Learn about the love of Christ with a special Christingle Orange, a red ribbon, a candle and the fruits of the earth.

Super Hero

Summer Holiday Club

The 2021 Summer Holiday Club for children aged 5 - 11 took place on 24 - 26 August.

The theme was "Super Heroes".

Watch this space for news of the 2022 holiday club.

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Visit the More for Children Page for more information about Children at All Saints