All Saints’ Church

Springfield, Chelmsford

A friendly, welcoming church for everyone
in the heart of the community

Children & Youth

On this page you will find brief details of the groups and activities involving children and young people which take place at All Saints’. All the leaders and helpers have been checked to ensure they are suitable and safe to work with these groups.


We are delighted when parents bring their babies or young children to All Saints’ for baptism, or christening as it is sometimes called. For more information please see our Baptism page.


Children are welcome at all our services, but they will particularly enjoy our Worship Together service, normally held on the first Sunday morning of the month, and our Sunday Special service, held on all the other Sundays. Please see our Services page for more details.

Children in Church

Children in Church meets on Wednesdays during term time between 9.30 am and 11.30 am in the Church Centre. It provides a happy and friendly environment where pre-school children can play and enjoy a range of other activities with their parents and grandparents. There is a small charge. For more information please contact Chris McFarland, 01245 263112,, or Pat Otter, 01245 267093,

Brownies and Guides

The Brownies and the Guides both meet in the Hall of the Church Centre during term time, and enjoy a variety of indoor and outdoor activities. Brownies is for girls aged 7 – 10, and Guides is for girls aged 10 – 14. Girls can meet new friends, and as well as the activities planned by their unit, can take part in other Guiding events arranged either locally as a District or nationally. To find out more please register your interest in the 2nd Springfield All Saints’ units at

The Boys’ Brigade

Our 7th Chelmsford Boys' Brigade Company provides a varied programme of interest to boys aged 5 – 19 years. The Boys' Brigade is the oldest uniformed youth organisation in the U.K., founded in 1883, and has spread throughout the world, mainly in the Commonwealth countries. Our Anchors (5 – 8 years) and Juniors (8 – 11 years) meet on Monday evenings at 6.00 pm, and our Company / Seniors (11 – 19 years) meet on Fridays at 7.30 pm, in the Church Centre. To find out more please contact Liam White, 07837 260031,

All Saints’ Pre School

The Pre School caters for children aged from 2 to 4 years, and is open during term times on Monday Tuesday and Thursday mornings, and Wednesday and Friday afternoons. We are a traditional, friendly and nurturing Pre School with a stimulating environment indoors and outdoors, offering learning through play giving the children lots of new experiences eg Gardening, Cooking and Woodwork. We have a 'Good' Ofsted grading, and we welcome visitors who are interested in a placement for their child. For more information please see our Facebook page or contact Sue Tokley, 01245 350556 or email Julie Rayner on