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.

We meet most Sundays during term time. We start the 09.30 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 take part in different activities, including Bible stories, prayer and crafts. We experience the love of God through the sharing of the gospel and encouraging each other. 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 return to the main service for communion or a blessing. After communion we often share with the congregation what we learnt in the session.

Ice skatingShell Seekers welcomes all children from reception classes upwards. They often work together in a mixed age group allowing everyone to share and explore ideas together and deepen their knowledge. Sometimes, however, the Shell Seekers have focused on trying to provide two groups for the children in order to provide age appropriate sessions. The younger group cater for children from Reception to Year 6 and the older group from Year 7, the children moving up to the older group in the spring term of Year 6. Lately the older children, who have outgrown Shell Seekers, have formed their own Youth Club led by Dani. They have been out as a group to meals, the cinema and ice-skating. 

In 2018 the Shell Seeker’s Leaders came 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.

The latest rewarding fundraising activities:
Our Christmas cake and craft sale raised £318.76 for the Upper Room.
Our Mothering Sunday cake sale raised £56 towards the St James’s total for the Diocese of London Lent Appeal.

As always, we very much appreciate the support of the PCC and congregation in providing both the facilities and resources and, perhaps more importantly, the warm welcome that encourages young people to attend St James’s regularly.

Find out more

The Shell Seekers & Fairtrade (photo album)
Shell Seekers Bible Royalty (photo album)
Shell Seekers work (photo album)
Sunday School through the years


Linda Webb on 020 8783 1515 / 07763 581333

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