Sundays@ 9”  is the family programme in the parish.  We meet together over breakfast at St Mark’s, Balnarring. The whole family is invited to explore some of the stories that are part of the Christian story and also belong to our heritage.

Our programme is called called “Godly Play” – a creative programme based on the  Montessori method of teaching by enquiry and exploration. We hear a story, share breakfast and the children have various craft activities. We also provide interesting articles for the parents to read.

Future dates for 2022:
5 June; 17 July (school holiday clash); 7 August; 4 September; 9 October; 6 November.

We hope to encourage some of the older children to help lead the telling of the story and also the prayer time in the church.

Explore the possibility of a family sometimes staying for the 10.30am service to share the readings and perhaps lead the prayers. Older children are always welcome to help with preparing and serving breakfast.

We would love to have some family services through the year. Watch this space!

Children are most welcome to be part of the Communion service after they have been baptised. We also run a Confirmation program; if you would like your children to be confirmed, please speak to me or the Vicar, The Revd Keiron Jones.

We are looking forward to a year when we, hopefully, can meet regularly. I do hope you can all be involved in the various activities we are planning.

We welcome all families to come and join us at any of these gatherings.

 All enquiries please contact Christine at sunningfields62@gmail.com or ring the parish office on 5989 1159 for further information.

Child Safety

This Parish is fully committed to child safety and safe ministry. We have in place a Code of Conduct for all clergy, staff and volunteers, as well as a Commitment to Child Safety, policies and procedures for reporting any suspected abuse, as well as ongoing training in accordance with the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne Safe Ministry Program.

The Anglican Diocese of Melbourne oversees all Child Safety policies and procedures which in turn reflect requirements as outlined by the Victorian Government and the Commission for Children and Young People (CCYP). For details of the Diocese Child Safe Guidelines, please visit https://www.melbourneanglican.org.au/governance/child-safety/