Church of St. Andrew (Episcopal), Marblehead, Mass.

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We welcome children of all ages to our Sunday services, and we offer them a wide variety of opportunities to worship, to learn, to play, and to grow with us. In addition to Church School on Sunday mornings, young people participate fully in parish life through youth services and other ministries.

Church school classes start at 10 a.m., but please try to arrive by 9:50 so that we can start class on time. We offer classes for children from pre-K through grade 8.

Godly Play, Preschool-Grade 2
The Godly Play curriculum relies on simple, beautiful storytelling "props," sparse language and movement, and "work" time to immerse the learners in sacred stories, liturgy, and parables. Through repetition, hands-on learning, and discussion of "wondering questions," children not only become familiar with the stories, but also nourish their own innate spirituality. Minimum age: 3. Classroom 3. 

Children's Chapel, Grades 3-8
Our curriculum for grades 3-8 is Scripture-based. Children go to church with their parents at 10 am and then process out with Shauna to the classroom. 

Once in Children's Chapel, Shauna teaches the lessons in an interactive way (but she's willing to share if you would like to help out!). The children learn about our faith and morals with interactive stories and hands-on lesson-related  activities and games. We use the Celebrate the Good News curriculum as a guideline but strive to build an age-appropriate program centered around the students' interests and ideas.

Our church school curricula build on four elements: Bible literacy, knowledge of our Episcopal traditions, service, and the development of a personal faith. From age 3 through middle school and beyond, they will learn the great stories of the Bible, from both the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament; learn what Christianity (and Episcopalianism) is and isn't; and also learn about other religious traditions.  

We welcome volunteers! 

For further information about children's programs, or to volunteer to teach or support the programs, contact the Director of Christian Formation, Shauna Le Blanc, at

For information about St. Andrew's Cooperative Nursery School, call
781-631-5543 or visit their website.

135 Lafayette Street / Marblehead, Massachusetts 01945
781-631-4951 / Fax: 781-639-7937 /

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