Children of all ages are celebrated at St. Stephen’s.
More than simply teaching our children, we believe that we’re all called to learn together what it means to follow Jesus and to engage in shared ministry as a community. We believe that no one journeys in faith alone and so we also work to encourage and support parents and children on their journey together, both as part of their immediate family and as a part of our larger church family, making connections between our faith and our daily lives.
Children of any age are welcome to remain in the service, and there is an area in the sanctuary set up with books, quiet toys, and colouring supplies for children and caregivers.
Children’s Ministry is offered during the 5pm service in the parish hall. Parents are invited to drop their children off before the service begins. Children will engage in discussion and activities related to the Scripture readings of the day, and will return to their parents in time for communion.