Schools' ministry

Members of St. Laurence Church, including Sarah Robinson, our Children's and Families' Worker, go into St Lawrence C of E Primary School on a regular basis in order to run an after-school club for the Juniors (3:16) and the Infants (JAM). On occasion, Sarah Robinson leads an assembly also.

If you are interested in the children’s activities that take place on a Sunday then please click here.

Open the BookOpen the Book

On Fridays, members of the clergy and congregation are invited into the school to take assemblies for both the Infants and Junior school children. In 2008 we started a new programme of assemblies called Open the Book which takes the children through the most well known Bible stories.

Find out more about Open the Book


3:16 is an after-school club held in St. Lawrence Primary School on Wednesdays from 3.16pm until 4.15pm.  "3:16" comes from the Bible verse found in John 3:16 - "For God so Loved the world that he gave his one and only Son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life" - and the club meets at 16 minutes past 3 o'clock. The children, from years 3-6, have fun and games, Bible teaching and prayer in a lively and relaxed atmosphere.  To hear the children singing "For God so loved the world" click here.


Jam is an after-school club for Key Stage 1 children from year 1 upwards which meets on Tuesdays from 3:15pm to 4:15pm.  We have lots of fun playing games, singing songs, praying together, watching dvd’s, eating jammie dodgers (or other jammy things).  Included in what Jam may stand for is Jesus and Me – we look at stories in the Bible and learn that Jesus taught a lot of people a lot of things and says He is with us today by his spirit. 

On the Move

Sarah Robinson (Children's Worker) and Sally Clilverd (Youth Worker) visit the primary school together, during year 6's last term, in order to talk and listen to the children about how they are felling about moving on to Secondary school. They hold small group discussions using a book called "On the Move" by Scripture Union and each child is given a copy to take away with them and read at their leisure. This has proved to be a valuable opportunity for the children to express their fears and hopes for the future.


As an alternative to Halloween we have a special event each year - details will be posted here during October.


An annual service to tie in with the lighting of the Christmas lights in the town. A Children’s Society event which raises awareness of their work and supports all they do.

St. Laurence’s church also welcomes the Primary School to the church for their school services at Christmas, Easter and end of school year, at which the departing pupils are presented with Bibles.

If you have any queries or are interested in helping on a regular or occasional basis, please contact Sarah Robinson -


Phone No: 01694-771248