S-T-O-C-K-S is the St. Thomas Of Canterbury (Church) Kids Sunday situated here in Letchworth Garden City, the worlds first Garden City and recently the backdrop for a big Blockbuster movie with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.
St Thomas' Church new building was opened in 1938 and proved its value during the war as a place of rest for evacuees and even served as a school for a time. It was the first dual purpose building within the diocese of its time.
St. Thomas' stands to serve to west side of our town, in particular the Wilbury district ward and was for a time a part of the Norton Parish. Today we have members of the congregation travelling over eight miles to come to Church. A true testament to our hard work and commitment to our family led by our Vicar the Reverend Barry Pate.
S-T-O-C-K-S was formed in the latter part of 2011 as more of a crèche than a Sunday School. Initially there was one weekly member but has since blossomed into a hands on, fun, Sunday School with over twenty children on the register.
We aim to provide a happy, safe and fun environment for children of all ages and abilities while teaching the lessons through the King James Version of The Bible and spreading God's Love. S-T-O-C-K-S meets on the first Sunday of every month but as of late we are ready and waiting for the children each and every week. A true testament to our hard work and dedication to the Children's Ministry in our Diocese.
Kate Ladd is the founder and main leader at S-T-O-C-K-S. After graduating from university in 2006 Kate then went on to have her son in 2009 and is currently working towards becoming a Primary School Teacher. Kate's work experience includes being a regular babysitter from the age of sixteen to date and previously worked as a holiday playscheme playleader. Kate has also worked on a one-to-one basis with children with special educational needs and her son has Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia.
Kate's background in dance and drama transpires through her enthusiastic and energetic sessions. If you are ever in the area feel to pop in, until then, sit back, relax and enjoy all that S-T-O-C-K-S has to offer with this site.