Children and Young People

Junior Church

An important feature of the life of the Anglican Church in Luxembourg is our work with children. Our approach is based on open-ended questions and imaginative exploration because we believe children’s spirituality is lively and the Holy Spirit is at work in their lives. Our role is to facilitate what God is already doing. We therefore also aim to include children in meaningful ways in our collective worship when possible.

Currently children meet twice a month: once face to face (F2F JC) and once online (All Saints Kids / ASK). In order to comply with Covid risk management measures, children must be registered each time they participate in F2F JC. You can do this by emailing the Office by the deadline (see e-News for details; to sign up to e-News Click Here.

ASK takes place before our online worship, All Saints on Sunday, using the same link (in e-News). It’s about 10 minutes long and combines prayer, music and story to share the Good News. It’s particularly suitable for little ones. F2F JC has children aged 3 to 10. The session starts at 10am (when church starts) and the children rejoin their families at the Peace, in order to participate in Communion or receive a blessing. For older ones we have youth group (see below).

If you have any questions about any aspect of ministry to children, youth, and families please do not hesitate to contact Revd Evelyn Sweerts on curate (at) anglican.lu

Crèche

The risks posed by Covid-19 mean we have reluctantly had to suspend our crèche. We currently meet face to face once a month at the Centre Jean XXIII and the spacious entrance hall just outside the room where we worship has sofas and other seating. Little ones are welcome to stay with parents and caregivers in the service, or may be taken to play in the seating area. Children must remain under the supervision of their parents / caregivers at all times. Please bring your own toys and do not share them with people outside your social bubble.

Youth Group

Our Youth Group is open to all young people aged 10/11 – 14/15. It currently meets once a month when we have F2F church in the Centre Jean XXIII, starting at 10am and rejoining the main service at the Peace. In order to comply with Covid safety measures young people must be registered by the deadline each time they participate. For details please see e-News (to sign up to e-News please Click Here.

Lions and Lambs Midweek Playgroup

This Group meets on Wednesday mornings from 9.30am to 11am in alternating locations and runs during Luxembourgish school term times. It is open to all parents and caregivers and children from 0-4. We sing some songs, read a Bible story and do a simple craft or other activity with the children. Parents have the opportunity to chat over coffee while the children play. To mitigate the risks posed by Covid-19 we are planning to meet outside as much as possible. The group will be organizing itself using WhatsApp in order to communicate any necessary changes to plans quickly. Please request to join by emailing the Office with your name and the age(s) of your child(ren).

Safeguarding

The Anglican Church of Luxembourg takes the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults very seriously. Anyone who wishes to work with children and young people in our church must have a background check and complete safeguarding training. Our safeguarding policy is on display in the church and a copy of the document can be found here. If you have any comments or questions please contact our Safeguarding Officer Moira Hogg. You will find more information under Practical Info / Safeguarding.