Family, Children & Youth


Celebrating Children at Fetteresso

To the parents of our young children may we suggest…

  • Sit towards the front where it is easier for your little ones to see and hear what’s going on. They tire of seeing the backs of others’ heads.
  • Quietly explain the parts of the Service and actions.
  • Sing the hymns, pray and voice the responses. Children learn liturgical (worshipful) behaviour by copying you.
  • If your child runs up to the chancel, to avoid injury, please feel free to come up and collect them.
  • If you have to leave the service with your child feel free to do so but please come back. As Jesus said, “Let the children come to me”.


Remember that the way we welcome children in church directly affects the way they respond to and grow up to have a relationship with God and others in the life of the Church Family. Let them know that they are at home here, and help them understand that we all are equal in The Big Family of God.

The presence of children is a gift to the Church and they are a reminder that our congregation is growing. Please welcome our children and give a smile of encouragement to their parents.