Children and Families

Our All Age Worship is a Communion Service with a simpler format more accessible for children, with opportunities for them to take part in music, prayers and readings, and learn about our Christian faith. You are welcome to join us, whatever your age.

Next All Age Worship – Sunday, 4 September 10am

Little Fishes is our Sunday School Group for younger children ( up to and including Year2) during the 10am service, in the Church Room next to the Village Hall in Ovingdean Road (used by Ovingdean Nursery School). We meet usually twice a month during term time.

Bible stories explored through a mix of words, music, play and simple craft for  pre-school children, and school-age up to and including Yr 2, with a parent. Younger siblings would be welcome. The session starts at 10am and finish in time to walk to church and join in the Communion part of the service. Contact Judith Hewitt to let us know if you would like to come, or to find out more:; 01273 700758


On Sunday 6 February we celebrated with candle themed activities and an All Age Service telling the story of Baby Jesus brought to the Temple for blessing, and learning how Jesus is a light for the whole world to rescue us all.

Candlemas display in church with candle artwork from the children

Harvest Festival

Family Sports Day 29 August

Flower Festival 13-15 August

Children’s art and craft with a flower theme from activites on the Green as part of the Flower Festival

Collage of children’s flower art in the church

Ovingdean Nursery School Display at the Flower Festival


Pentecost Picnic Praise June 2021

Pentecost is the time when the Holy Spirit descended on the Apostles (50 days after Easter). The Apostles were filled with the gift of the Holy Spirit and they began to speak in other languages. They spread the word and teachings of Jesus. The Dove and the flames are two of the symbols of the Holy Spirit.

Pentecost Mural display in the back of the church.

The Dove mosaic and Fire hand-prints were art activities by children at the Pentecost Picnic Praise. Some hand prints were also contributed by children from Ovingdean Nursery School.

EASTER FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES -“He is risen” – Easter collage at the back of the church created from children’s artwork

Shrove Tuesday 16 February and Lent

Online Candlemas All Age Worship 2021

Watch the video service put together by Fr. Richard with children’s contributions

Our all age service for Candlemas

Thank you to all the children and families who contributed to this service!

Crib Services on Christmas Eve- Fr Richard presenting The Nativity story and the Parable of the Penguin (a model for how we should behave and care for one another)

Looking back at our Children’s Advent Service Saturday 5 December


Past Events

Children’s Harvest Activity Morning October 2019

Children’s art work on the theme of flowers