Children’s Church School K-6

Children are very welcome to join these programs at any time! We also know that not every household is able to attend church each week, so we hope very much that your children will feel comfortable joining whenever you’re here. While our programs do build on themselves each week, they are also designed so that someone can jump in any week and get something good out of it.

Three common threads run through all of our education programs:

  • Seeking knowledge and understanding of the Bible, and its meaning to our everyday lives
  • Learning about prayer and worship; practice and traditions in the Episcopal Church
  • Developing a life-long commitment to serving others.

Pre-pandemic, we were in the practice of incorporating service projects into our learning. We are working now to get back to that practice in this stage of the pandemic. Past examples include:

  • Collecting clothes for Circle of Hope to take to Boston-area shelters and socks and mittens for Boston Healthcare for the Homeless
  • Making Valentine’s Day care packages for our service people and college students
  • Re-building homes ruined by natural disasters in the U.S.

Making friends; exploring faith; putting faith into action-–these are the outcomes of our Church School and outreach programs.

Click on the link below for descriptions of each program. And of course all children of all ages are always welcome for our whole service, complete with crying or fidgeting or loud questions!



Our church school programs begin the first Sunday after Labor Day and continue through the end of the program year, typically in early June. Occasionally we offer additional programs in the summer. Children’s programs do not meet on holidays and school vacation weekends; we follow the Needham Public School calendar.



We welcome new students at any time during the school year! If you’d like to learn more or check on our current schedule, you can reach out to Nick, our Rector. You can also register online (registration will be live at the end of August 2022) or contact the Church Office.


Safe Church Policy

God’s house is to be a place of safety for all people. Here is Christ Church’s Safe Church Policy.


Children’s Programming Coordinator: Bird Treacy

Bird Treacy is a Godly Play trainer, church programming consultant, and writer originally from Staten Island, NY. Raised in the ELCA, she is the third generation in a line of Sunday School and children’s programming leaders and began serving in children’s ministry in her early teens. Since then, Bird has gone on to teach Godly Play in large churches like St. Bartholomew’s Atlanta and Trinity Church Wall Street, as well as in smaller communities like St. Paul’s Holyoke. More recently, Bird has participated in the Godly Play Foundation’s Equity Audit process, led children’s programming at the Wild Goose Festival, and directed the children’s program at St. John the Evangelist Hingham on Boston’s South Shore. Bird is the writer behind the weekly newsletter Wiggles & Wonder, and her writing also appears on BuildFaith and Grow Christians. She lives in Brighton with her wife Caelan Tree, a veterinary student at Tufts, and their four cats.

e-mail Bird