When a child is baptised, parents and god-parents make a solemn promise: they promise to bring up the child as a Christian within the Christian Community. Encouraging a child to come to Sunday School is one of the ways of keeping that promise and helping them to learn about the Christian faith.
Sunday School meets each Sunday at 09:30 am in St Mary's Church Hall Annexe. After the children have had their session, they are brought into Church to receive a blessing at the Altar. They then join the congregation for the rest of the service.
We have children from the age of 3 until they are teenagers. Older children are also encouraged to join Confirmation Classes.
Members of the Sunday School are introduced to familiar Bible stories, as well as learning about the life of Jesus Christ. They also learn about the lives of the saints and what it means to belong to the Christian Church. Part of the session is given to activities, they hear a Bible story each week and they learn how to pray. Most of the work is displayed in church for everyone to see.
There’s no need to be anxious. Everybody working with children and young people within the Church will have been subject to the enhanced disclosure procedures required by law. As for all Anglican Churches in Liverpool, St. Mary’s has issued a set of guidelines to help us with all aspects of our work with children and young people. A copy of this can be seen in Church or you could ask one of the Sunday School teachers to see it. You could always come along to church with your children and join in what is happening!
Just bring your child or children along to the Church a little before 10.00am on a Sunday morning. You can ring the Sunday School Co-ordinator (details at top of this page).