Youth Activities

Sunday School

Garden Gang mural painting for the Harvest Festival in St Philip's, October 2018.

Garden Gang mural painting for the Harvest Festival in St Philip’s, October 2018.

Sunday School is held in both Sandford and St Philip’s on a number of Sundays each term (taking into account school holidays). It caters for children (including infants) of all ages up to Confirmation age. Sunday School involves children with arts & crafts, stories, songs and games based on Scripture and Church festivals/seasons. All children are welcome to join us – please just pop along!

If you would like further information or be added to our mailing list, please contact the Parish Office at or 086 038 6432.


Brownies meet on Wednesday nights during term time in Sandford Parish National School from 6.15pm to 7.30pm. Contact Mary Clarke or

It is run by parent volunteers (called Owls) who are trained as part of Irish Girl Guides to run fun, action packed activities for girls between 7 and 12 years. The Sandford Brownies aim to be a progressive, active and educational group, who encourage service to others and we also put a big emphasis on experiencing life in the outdoors! We wear a simple tracksuit style uniform with neckerchief and a sash.

Girl Guides

If you are interested in getting involved with Girl Guides please contact Mary Clarke or

Guiding is a wonderful opportunity for girls to develop their own self-esteem and leadership skills, all the while discovering new experiences and friendships.

33rd Dublin Sandford Scout Group


Sandford Cubs are a very active group who meet on Monday evenings during term time from 7.00pm to 8.30pm in St Philip’s Hall. Contact Peter Nickels and Natasha Evans for more details –


Beavers meet on a Monday evening during term time from 6.00pm to 7.00pm in St Philip’s Hall. The contact
person for Beavers is Contact Peter Nickels for more details –

The Garden Gang

The Garden Gang is for all primary school children in Sandford and St. Philip’s parishes  who are interested in making dens, growing pumpkins, making scarecrows, going on insect hunts as well as growing food to eat and flowers to give as presents. The Garden Gang is free to join.

The Garden Gang has its own allotment beside St Philip’s Church. It takes place every Saturday afternoon from 3.30-5pm (weather permitting) during term times. It stops just after Hallowe’en and recommences in late Feb/early March when the weather gets warmer and the days are longer. Each Saturday the children plant seeds or plants, followed by scrumptious drinking chocolate and games. Tools are provided. Parents are asked for a small voluntary contribution per family to buy seeds and plants.

If you are interested in your children joining please contact Helen O’Kelly.

Contact details are listed in the SandMill News which is published and distributed to parishioners, or alternatively contact the Parish Office: 086 038 6432.

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