Children and families

Children are welcome at any Sunday service. In addition, we have two programs specifically for children and family/caregivers – Mainly Music and Messy Church.

Mainly Music – every Thursday (term time), 10.00am

Mainly Music is a wonderful bonding time for parents, caregivers and children alike. A 30 minute interactive music session is followed by children’s morning tea and playtime while the grown ups enjoy some home baked goodies and a cuppa – all for the princely sum of $4 per family!  What better way to spend a Thursday morning during term time?

Mainly Music is a time and place where you and your young child will find delight in shared experiences, be accepted for who you are, and grow educationally, socially and spiritually. So come along and check us out!

Mainly Music is held every Thursday (during term time) from 10.00am at the Holy Innocents Church Hall on Church Street, Amberley.

For more information call Rev. Stephanie Clay on (020) 4021-1553 or email:



Messy Church – every second month, 4.15pm

This is fun, relaxed, interactive church for children and families, with stories, music, drama/craft activities, followed by a shared supper of finger food.

Messy Church is held in the hall next to Holy Innocents church, Church Street, Amberley from 4.15–6.00pm (including supper).  

ALL ARE WELCOME.  Messy Church is open to the whole community. Children must be accompanied by an adult or teenaged caregiver, but there are plenty of volunteer helpers on hand, so caregivers can relax, have a cuppa, and network.

Feel free to arrive any time between 4.15 and 4.30pm. We begin with music and a Bible story or video at about 4.30pm, followed by craft/drama time, then final celebrations before a relaxed supper. Please bring a small plate of finger-food to share if you can. A gold-coin donation per family is appreciated, to help meet our expenses.

Our next session of Messy Church will be Sunday 26th November 2017 – our theme will be Getting Ready for Christmas. Come along and get into the spirit for this special season of the year. We post a notice about a week or so before each session on our Facebook Page. Click on the link and ‘Like’ the page if you’d like to receive the updates.

Not heard of Messy Church? Read on…

P1040132It’s relaxed, interactive church for adults and children. The activities are aimed at preschool and primary school aged children, but older siblings are very welcome and may be given a helping role if they would like.

We have fun with music, Bible stories, multi-media, making things, baking, games and/or drama. Sometimes we have lambs to feed and  plants to pot, especially in Spring. Other times, we make special things for Christmas or Easter.

To find out more, come along and give Messy Church a ‘try’, or phone Sally McKenzie, on (03) 314-6739.

Here are a few pics taken at Messy Church services. Note: photos are used with the permission of the families, and names removed from the photo if name tags are visible.

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