Children and Young People


For detailed information about services, activites etc, click on the topics on the right listed under the heading Minster or on one of these links
Monthly Service plan for St Marys Ilminster
What's on in January - February 2013
Vicar's letter April
Photo gallery
Regular Activities
Zambia & Latin Link
Minster Rooms Booking

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On Sundays

Children and Young People are always welcome at 10.30am on Sundays.
On the 1st Sunday in the month all ages worship together informally.Photo gallery
On other Sundays younger folk go to the Minster Rooms after about 10 minutes to the Crèche (for tinies) and Explorer Groups for older children. For more information about Explorers please contact Sarah on 01460 55703 July_Explorers See Monthly Service plan for St Marys Ilminster

Prayers and Bears

Prayers and Bears is especially for babies and pre-school children, with their grown-ups and teddies.
They meet at 9.30am every other Tuesday in the Minster Church for 30 minutes of informal worship including a story, creative activities, singing and prayers, followed by refreshments and time to play in the Minster Rooms. See Photo gallery What's on in January - February 2013

Creative Activity

Refreshments and playtime

The 4U

4U is a group at The Minster for anyone aged 11 - 16.

See Photo gallery

For up-to-date news and all Children and Young Peoples’ events call 01460 57811

Greenfylde First School

February letter

The new term has started very well, with the children and staff returning refreshed after the Christmas break. As ever, the few weeks running up to Christmas were some of the busiest, and most exciting, of the school year, so the children were tired come the end of term. Many children were poorly at the end of term or over the holidays, so we hope for better weather and better health in the weeks ahead.

This time last year, I believe I was writing about our farewell service to Judy and Alastair Wallace. This year, everyone at the school welcomes Rev Nigel Done and his family to the area and to their involvement with Greenfylde. It is exciting, for everyone, to have a new vicar in post and to be working together for the benefit of the children, families and community. Nigel will be visiting the school regularly to participate in leading collective worships. He will also be an ex-officio governor of the school.

Looking back to the end of last year, the school had a fund-raising drive at Christmas for a charity called School In A Bag. This provides essential, basic equipment for needy children around the world, enabling them to gain the most from their education. I am pleased to say we raised £365, through collections at our nativity plays and at the Christmas Tree Festival. This equates to 52 school bags! An excellent result.

We should never forget how fortunate we are in this country that the vast majority of our children can wake up each day and look forward to a positive experience in school; to an education that will enable them to live a fuller life in the future. This is not true for all of course, and it is sad that millions of children wake up each day to face little but the consequences of poverty. A major way to relieve this is to ensure all children get the education they deserve. 52 bags is a drop in the ocean, but the drops add up.

All best wishes for 2013. We look forward to continuing to work with the local churches and the wider community in the year ahead.

All best wishes
John Jeffery,
Headteacher 01460 52686