Children at St Mary's
On a Sunday our children meet for young church in 3 groups.
There is a stay and play in the Overground (behind the stage)
Meet in the Meeting Room
Meet in the Sacristy
Families begin their worship time together at St Mary’s church on a Sunday morning at 10.30 and the children are invited to attend their groups.
When directed, parents will guide their children to the Meeting Room / Sacristy.
Parents will be asked to register their children for the session, collect a pass and then rejoin the service in the hall.
Towards the end of the service the children will return to join the main body of the church and parents are invited to collect their children and hand their pass back to the children’s leaders.
The teaching curriculum used at St Mary’s is The Bible Curriculum. We adapt this to suit the children and our sessions involve prayer, a bible story, craft and learning through play.
You can have a look at our curriculum here: www.thebiblecurriculum.com/
All the elements are used to teach and have fun together and to discover more about Jesus.
The bible used is 'The Children's Bible in 365 Stories' by Mary Batchelor
We also have..
We also offer a space for children under 3 years where parents can stay in the church to worship with their young babies.
We offer activity bags for children over 3 years.
As we meet in the hall, this space is currently unavailable - there is a temporary stay and play area in the Overground (behind the stage)
On the first Sunday of each month the families join together for an All Age Sunday service in the church. On the 5th Sunday all children join together in the hall for a special prayer and praise session with activities and games.
Our award winning* toddler group!
Refreshments for adults and children plus parties on special occasions.
Costs start at £2 per session for mum and toddler. Drop in sometime or, for more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
*Netmums Favourite 2013
If you would like to help or serve in Young Church, you can volunteer as follows...
Pray for the young Church leaders
Pray for the children that they may grow strong spiritually in their faith and walk with Jesus
Pray for the planning and teaching and a programme that is effective
Pray for protection and safety for the leaders and children
Helping & Serving
Join the team – There is plenty of opportunities to get involved, eg. registration, preparing crafts, listening, games, being supportive
Learn together and have fun
Our safeguarding policy can be viewed on our Policies page.