Hello, my name is Serena Stanton and I am the children & families worker at St Swithun's Church, Bathford. My role is to connect with the children & families who attend St Swithun's church as well as to make connections with the local community and the local school.
Monthly Family Trails
Every second weekend in the month, we provide an outdoor family trail, which is held in the churchyard at St Swithun’s Church. These trails are designed to encourage wandering and wondering and to appreciate God’s wonderful world around us. There are suggested activities to do as you journey on the trail and a craft bag to explore & enjoy as you wander.
Previous trails have included a Harvest Trail, Pumpkin Trail, Advent Window Trail, Three Wise Men Trail, Love Trail and a Spring Family Trail.
Zoom Family Service
Our Zoom family services run every 4th Sunday in the month at 4.30pm. These services are always lively and lots of fun! Each service includes children and family songs, a dramatized bible story, craft, children’s talk/reflection and prayer time.
We make use of the chat room function on Zoom during these sessions to allow the grown ups to chat with each other and for the children to do the assigned craft with our Children’s & Families worker.
Assemblies at Bathford Church School
Each week we write & produce a filmed whole school assembly for the children and staff at Bathford Church School. Our assemblies are based in and around the church calendar and on specific themes as chosen by the school or by the assemblies team.