Shine | Under Fives at St Andrew’s

Tim Blake

Sarah Davie

Zoe Shuler

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St Andrew's Church, Histon is excited to announce;

Shine | Friendship, Faith and Fun

our new vision for young families with under 5’s

We aim to be a place of welcome, hospitality and sanctuary; to provide a little piece of shelter from the storms of everyday life; to be a listening ear, and a chance to explore the hope, love, peace and transformation that the Christian faith brings. Heading up the team are Sarah Davie, Zoe Shuler and Tim Blake along with a number of others from the church community.

Shine is now in 3D…

With the roadmap to end lockdown in place we are now open in person. We are running two groups; with Shine taking place on the Stable Room lawn at St Andrew's Church, Histon with marquees and shelters for cover; and Little Stars meeting in the Saint Andrew's Centre. Currently numbers are limited to 20 for Shine and 20 for Little Stars per session.

Shine | A place for Under Fives and their carers | Friday mornings from 10-11am

A chance to meet with other parents to find support from one another and our team. We are looking forward to welcoming you with tea, coffee and cakes. We'll be singing, playing, telling stories, making things and chatting to each other about day to day life as new parents and about the bigger things when you want to.

Shine is based upon Friendship, Faith and Fun. We aim to be a place of welcome, hospitality and sanctuary; to provide a little piece of shelter from the storms of everyday life; to be a listening ear, and a chance to explore the hope, love, peace and life that the Christian faith brings.

Shine is open to anyone and is free but we do welcome donations.

June update 2021

Wow what a term!  How wonderful it has been to be able to welcome you to live groups and get to know you all. We hope that you have enjoyed attending Shine and we can’t wait to offer more exciting stories, songs and crafts in the weeks to come. 

Here are a few updates on the sessions and how to book: 

  • Booking will be through Eventbrite on a weekly basis.  Eventbrite booking will be available each Tuesday for the Shine session occurring 10 days later. 
    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/shine-a-place-for-for-under-fives-and-carers-tickets-148315667153
  • The session will run from 10am to 11am every Friday at the stable rooms. Please feel free to arrive from 9.55 so you don’t miss the story and singing which will begin at 10. 
  • Places will continue to be limited to 20 families per session. 
  • If you have booked and are then unable to attend please cancel through Eventbrite to free up the space for someone else on the waiting list. 

In the transition between online and live groups we have been able to offer Shine free of charge.  As we have now settled back into weekly groups, we will be asking for £2 per family to cover costs and we will collect this at the start of each session. 

We can’t wait to see you on Friday 11th June.  Don’t forget to use the link above to book your place! 

Take care and enjoy the sunshine. 

Tim, Sarah and Zoe


Little Stars | A place to meet others, chat, share, and enjoy your Little Stars | Tuesday mornings from 10-11am

A chance to meet with other new parents to find support from one another and our team. We are looking forward to welcoming you with tea, coffee and cakes. We'll be singing, telling stories and chatting to each other about day to day life and about the bigger things when you want to.

June update 2021

It has been an absolute joy to meet with so many lovely people these last few weeks. The good news is we have space for more too! Please note that we are now meeting at the Saint Andrew's Centre for Little Stars and are taking donations for this group via a bowl for cash.

We're looking forward to seeing you soon,

Sarah, Zoe and Tim


Further details

Further details for both events are below on the posters including a QR code which takes you to Eventbrite for registration. There are waitlists set for both events too. Keep an eye out here and on the Shine fb page @Shine.StAndrewsHiston for updates. All of our videos are still available on YouTube (scroll down to find them).

e-mail shine@standrewshiston.org

Shine Playlist

Shine #2 Dark is Fun!

Shine #1 Dark is Exciting!

The Launch of Shine!