The Shell Seekers Sunday School

Shell Seekers

Welcome to the Shell Seekers' pages. The Shell Seekers take their name from our patron saint, James, whose symbol is the shell, and the word 'seeker' reminding us that we are all seeking God's love and support.

Shell Seekers welcome all children from reception classes upwards, meeting most Sundays during term time. We start the 9.30am service with the rest of the congregation in church and leave for our meeting in the hall after the first hymn. One of us collects our special cross from the altar and as we leave the church the clergy pray for us. In the hall we continue to use the ROOTS Bible materials which provide great resources for lessons, activities, prayers, Bible stories, thoughtful discussions and crafts. We may throw in a game or two here or there, but mostly we facilitate a meaningful encounter between the children/young people and God. We pray about things we want to see God doing in our lives as a group, a community and for those who are marginalised. We experience the love of God through the sharing of the gospel and encouraging each other and the leaders have seen the children grow in their understanding of the Bible and the community of believers. We later return to the main service for communion or a blessing. After communion we often share with the congregation what we learnt in the session. The Shell Seeker’s Leaders have come up with the following vision statement:
Belong - to Shell seekers and the wider church.
Love - to experience and share God’s love.
Grow - in the Christian faith.

Find out more

St James's Sunday School through the years shows some of what happened from when records began up until 2017. The Annual Parochial Church Meeting Reports show the latest reports from most teams and groups.


Revd Derek Winterburn on 020 8241 5904

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