Sunday School

When you attend St Aidan’s mass at 10:00am, behind the scenes in the church hall you will find a diverse generation of children and young people aged 3 – 18yrs preparing to be ‘our church of the future’.

In December 2012 the Sunday School created this banner which is now on display in church. We also enjoyed some pop and pizza!

In December 2012 the Sunday School created this banner which is now on display in church. We also enjoyed some pop and pizza!

Through music, art, play and the written word, the groups learn about the Gospel with a group of dedicated teachers. Annually, young people are supported and prepared for their First Holy Communion and Confirmations. Several times during the year, the children and young people are encouraged to participate in the Mass, especially at Christmas, Mothering Sunday, Easter and Harvest. We also encourage social activities e.g. singing, arts & crafts, barbeque, trips and social events with parents and congregation involvement.

Here are some pictures of Jesus created by the children using an iPad (click on the images to enlarge):

  

 

Confirmation Service, Holy Saturday 2009

Confirmation Service, Holy Saturday 2009

 Comments from some of the children and young people;

“I like Sunday School because I learn about Jesus”

“I like Sunday School because we get to discuss things in the Bible and relate them to things that happen today”

“We learn things that we would not normally learn at school”

“I like Sunday School because it’s a place that we can come together and worship God in different ways, whether that be through a bible reading, through song, through pictures or through a piece of drama”

“Sunday School is a place where any of our questions about God are answered in a way that we understand by sometimes relating it to real life situations”

“I like writing words”“To learn about God” “Because my Mum makes me”

“I like drawing pictures and colouring”

“Pay our respects to God”

“Singing”

“Because I learn more about God”

“I can meet friends and pray to God at the same time”

“Learning about God in an easier way”

A mug decorated by a Sunday School member

A mug decorated by a Sunday School member