Our vision in the Parish of ABE is to come alongside our children and young people so that they are equipped and inspired to live out their faith in their homes, schools and communities.

We have several places where your children and young people can connect, build community and become a part of what God is doing here in ABE.


Firstly during Sunday morning worship we have Sunday Searchers at St Mary, Barnham, and Sunday Seekers at St George, Eastergate.   These are great places to meet new friends and for our children to to have some time and space to worship and learn in supervised groups, to  enable us all to grow together spiritually as a family.


During the week we have Play & Pray, a time of worship, singing, crafts and fun for those aged 0-5 and their parents and carers.


For those in school years 6-10 we have IGNITE, meeting monthly on Sunday evenings for exploration of the faith and enabling young people in their faith.

You can find out more about each of these groups by clinking on the links below.  You can also find links to our Safeguarding Policy, as well as information about Godly Play, which we are hoping to introduce over the coming months.


Throughout the year we have a number of special events happening for children and young people.  Our Nativity workshop at Christmas, for example.  Click on the link on the right for forthcoming events to find out what is coming soon…




All About Godly Play

Safeguarding Policy

Forthcoming Events

Kate Holland

Kate leads the Sunday Seekers at St George’s Eastergate.  For more information email her by clicking on her picture.

Polly Harmston

Polly leads the Sunday Serachers at St Mary’s, Barnham.   For more information email her by clicking on her picture.

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