Children’s Classes

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Children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb is a gift. ~ Psalm 127:4

Sunday Morning Church School

Church School meets Sundays, mid-September through May, from 10:10 to 10:55 a.m. Children age 3 through fifth grade participate in Godly Play, a Montessori-based method of faith formation. A wide variety of activities is offered for Preschool through Senior High in Church School classes from 10:10 to 10:55 a.m. most Sunday mornings in the year. (Check Sundays and Beyond, our weekly newsletter, for the Sunday schedule for this week!) Godly Play with Biblical themes is basic to our program.


Children’s Chapel. During the 9 am Sunday liturgy, children preschool age through second grade have the opportunity to participate in and enjoy Children’s Chapel in the beauty and reverence of Thomsen Chapel. This service mimics, in a child-friendly way, what is occurring in church and helps children be able to talk about such things as prayer, the Bible, and parts of the Cathedral like candles and the altar. Singing is a part, too and parents are always welcome. For more information contact Kelly Phelan.

Godly Play at Saint Mark’s. Several of our children’s church school classes use Godly Play, a Montessori-based way of listening to God together with children. It has been developed by Episcopal priest and author Jerome Berryman, founder of The Center for the Theology of Childhood now located in San Gabriel, California, and has been used in various church denominations for over 30 years. Godly Play is used in all parts of the United States and Canada and many other countries around the world.

Godly Play is offered this year at Saint Mark’s to children from age 3 through fifth grade. Some of your questions may be answered here.

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For more information about Godly Play at Saint Mark’s or any of our programs for children and youth, please contact Kelly Phelan, 206.323.0300, ext. 225 or email kphelan@saintmarks.org.


More information

Call 206.323.0300 and press the following

Acolytes, Lectors, Greeters, Ushers – Becky Morrill, Cathedral Liturgist, ext. 259

Saint Mark’s Choir School – Rebekah Gilmore, Assistant Director, ext. 297

Childcare Center – Barbara Martin, Childcare Coordinator, ext. 208

Church School, Summer Sunday School, Intergenerational Events and other Children’s Ministry Questions – Contact Kelly Phelan.


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