Facilities for children


We are fortunate to have many families with children in our Parish,  so we have dedicated a special amount of time to preparing services and groups designed to accommodate them.

Sunday Explorers

This is our regular Sunday School Group for children 4 – 11, and it is held at Shere School Hall on the second Sunday of each month.  The group meets at the Hall at 9:45am, while the adults  attend the service at St James’ at 10am.  The children take part in drama, singing, crafts, quizzes and then join the adults in church at 11am.  For children under 4 there is a creche set up in the Vestry at St James’.  This is a very popular group with children and parents alike.  If you would like more information, please contact Rev. Sarah Hutton Click here for a Sunday Explorers Registration Form

All Age Communion

Using Common Worship and accessible to everyone, there are hymns, a straightforward Liturgy with Intercessions often read by mums, dads & youngsters, Bible readings and/or talk or drama merging into a family friendly Communion. There’s a shorter service especially for families with young children [without Communion] on the 2nd Sunday of the month in Shere.


‘Little Fishes’

This is our “mini service” especially designed for babies and toddlers, along with their mothers, fathers, grannies, nannies or carers. This service is 30min long, and incorporates a short Bible story (often with actions, songs or props), singing some fun songs, and sometimes there is a craft or prayer activity, followed by colouring and tea & biscuits.

There’s a break for Christmas, Easter, Bank Holidays and the summer holidays.

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Every Monday (St James’, Shere) at 10:00 AM for ½ hour (for more details please contact Judy Potter, 01483 203352) and  every Wednesday (St Mark’s Peaslake) , excluding summer months July and August.  Enquiries to Shiona Bacon (07966 718 478).


Family Feast @Four Thirty

Once a month we have a very informal service in St James’, Shere.  Come and join us for songs, craft, prayers and games, followed by food for the children.  All are welcome.

Summer Holiday Club

Our Holiday Club is back this August!


Contact, Sarah Hutton.


If you would like information on Baptisms, please see our page http://www.parishofshere.com/about/baptism/


The Parish abides by the Diocesan Safeguarding Policy on children and vulnerable adults.


Family Friendly Services

Upcoming Church Services