Children & Young People

Stepping Stones
For pre-school children and rising fives along with their parents. There are two sessions which run on alternate weeks.

On Mondays it is aimed at 3 to 5 year olds and is held at the Methodist Church on Manor Road from 3.15 to 4.30 pm. The children have a story, pray, do a craft activity and play.

The othere session is held on a Thursday at a private house from 10 to 11.15 am, and is aimed at 1 to 3 year olds. The children have a short story, prayer and play.

For more information contact the Parish Office on 01508 530238

‘The Well’
‘The Well’ is the name of our children’s and young peoples Church and is for all ages from babies to 16.
Children and young people are very important to any worshipping community but they do have their own needs and way of learning and understanding. The group meet at 10.55am in the village hall on the second and fourth Sunday of the month. There are three groups – Bubbles 0 – 5 years, Xstream – 5 – 11 years and The Grid 12years+. They worship together and may be play a game then split into groups to learn more about God the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Following this the group go into Church to join in with Communion.

Everyone is welcome and parents are free to stay with their children if they wish.

Contact the Parish Ofice on 01508 530238.

Information for parents
We try and cater for children and young people every Sunday. Church services on the first and third Sunday of the month are All Age Worship and All Age Holy Communion and these are specialy planned to cater for the needs of children and adults.

Church services on the second and fourth Sundays tend to be more formal and most children go to 'The Well'. However, if your children do not go to 'The Well' they are more than welcome to remain in Church.

In Church you will find a children’s corner with plenty of toys. Please do not worry if your child cries or wants to play and walk around. Unfortunately we do not have any toilets at that moment but we hope to rectify this soon!

All children's work at St Mary’s complies fully with the Diocesan guidelines for the protection of children and young people.

At St Mary’s we believe that children are not only the church of the future but are part of our church today.