At St Hil’s we take pride in the many children’s programs that we run throughout the week, and on Sundays. Our programs provide a fun environment where infants through to year 8’s can learn about God and grow in their faith.

Kids on Sundays

In each of our family services on Sundays, we have a kid’s spot that engages children of all ages. Kids are then welcome to go out to Sunday club with their leaders, during which we provide a healthy morning tea (or light dinner in the evenings).

Sunday Club runs during 9am and 6pm at Kew, 10am at North Balwyn, and 11am at Mont Albert North

Little Kids

For children aged 2 to 5, we meet to hear a Bible story, sing, make something creative, and play in the playground.

Primary Aged Kids

For the primary school-aged children, we play a game, watch a Bible story, and then break into smaller groups to do something cool and remember the story.

Teenagers

For those in years 7&8, we read from the Bible and talk about what it means for teenagers our age to follow Jesus. There’s also plenty of room to eat chocolate and play games on the basketball court.

Messy Church – once a term

Messy church is an interactive, fun filled afternoon church for kids and adults of all ages. We play games, do crafty things, build stuff, learn about God, the world and ourselves. Then we have dinner together. Lots of mess and lots of fun? Everyone is welcome but children must be accompanied by an adult.

We meet once a team from 4:00pm-6:00pm, on the following dates this year:

  • Sunday June 2nd at St Silas North Balwyn (Corner Maud Street and Osburn Avenue)
  • Sunday September 8th at St Augustine’s (36 Bundoran Pde, Mont Albert North)
  • Sunday November 24th at St Hilary’s (12 John Street)

Mainly Music – during school terms

Mainly Music is a fun music group for parents or primary care givers to enjoy with their young child. We have a 30 minute music session and also share morning tea together. Throughout the morning, children develop gross and fine motor skills, language, imagination, mathematical and pre-reading skills as well as socialise with others.
Children are introduced to music, creativity and more, plus families given a chance to think about the God-part of life. Amazing to think that all this can be achieved in a loving, shared family environment.
Each mainly music is associated with and is run by volunteers from St Hilary’s Network.

Mainly Music fees are $5 per week per family.

St Hilary’s – TUESDAY 10am and FRIDAY 10am
Mainly Music 
in the Church followed by morning tea and play in the playhouse from 10.30am

St Silas – TUESDAY 9:30am and 10am
Mainly Music 
each session followed by morning tea.

St Augustine’s – THURSDAY 10am
Mainly Music 
session followed by morning tea and play time from 10.30am

Playgroup – during school terms

Playgroup is an excellent opportunity for the adults to develop friendships and local networks, learn and support each other, while navigating life with small children.

Children are encouraged to participate in activities including craft, music, and group story time and also have plenty of time for free play. We share Bible stories and Christian songs at times, with a special focus on Easter and Christmas celebrations.

Playgroup fees are $50 per term per family.

St Hilary’s – MONDAY 10am
Playgroup 
in the Playhouse

St Silas – MONDAY 10am
Playgroup 
upstairs in the Guild Hall

St Augustine’s – WEDNESDAY 10am
Playgroup 
in the Church Hall

Family Fun Nights – once a term

Family Fun Night’s are a great way of getting your family and friends together. Spending time together can also be good for your health—it’s been shown that an enjoyable family evening can boost your immune system for days. Family memories and traditions can be created and these memories can last a lifetime. Our family fun nights consist of games, food and stories for all the family.

When do we meet?  4:00pm-6:00pm (once a term)

  • Saturday August 3rd at St Augustine’s (36 Bundoran Pde, Mont Albert North)
  • Saturday October 26th at St Hilary’s Kew (12 John Street)

Holiday Program

More information coming soon!

Meet the team

We’ve got a great team at St Hil’s to take care of our children and families ministries! Please feel free to get in touch with any of us, our info is below.

Richard Bruce

Richard is the Director of Business Services, Kew 6pm Minister, and Facilities Manager, having joined the staff team in March 2016.  Richard is married to Danielle and has three amazing...

Amanda Lincke

Amanda is married to Karl and has two daughters, Bella and Charlotte. Amanda joined us at the start of 2015 and oversees all of our Children & Families Ministry. You’ll...

Jo Howlett

Melissa Horman

Lara Ruddle