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Hello! Welcome to the Children’s Church page! St Mary's has a thriving children’s work on a Sunday and throughout the week, as well as lots of special events during the year.

The Bible teaches that children matter to God in a "unique" way! Jesus spoke of the need to welcome children and, in so doing, we would welcome him and his father in heaven. Jesus was very pointed in his desire that we" let the children come to him" without hindrance and with open hands and hearts.

At St.Mary's we want to make children of all ages feel "welcome!" We know that the early impressions of Church are made, good or bad, through a child's first experiences at church.

Our goal is to make "church" a caring, comfortable, secure place for all children.

For all pre-school children with their parents and carers, our " St. Mary's Tots" enjoy a short toddler-centred time in church with story and songs and then meet together in the Family Centre for activities, toys and refreshments. Time to meet and have a chat and for the children to enjoy an activity, play and have fun together. Held every Tuesday during term time at 2pm.

"Shooting Stars" experience a church of love, colour, stories, activity, singing and interactive learning.

The "Rock Stars" have their attention captured and won through creativity in a variety of activities,
including drama, discussions and music.

Shooting Stars, Rock Stars and 11.00 Club now take place from 10.45 to 11.45 am every Sunday morning.

Every year a group from the
Rock Stars and Year 6 from 11.00 Club go away for a weekend to the Oakes Christian Centre for fun, friendship and Christian teaching. Have a look below at a slide show from a previous year's trip!

Our groups are open to anybody. Just come along one Sunday and join us, no invite needed. You will be made very welcome.

For more information please contact:


From 0 to 5 years

Jackie Mansfield

Shooting Stars

From 3 to 5 years (F1, F2 and Year 1)

Andrea Sands

Rock Stars

From 6 to 11 years (Year 2, 3, 4 & 5)

Andrea Sands

11.00 Club

From 11 years upwards (Year 6 up)

John Graham

St.Mary's  have creche in the Belfry at the back of church for young children so that they will be able to enjoy themselves while the service is in progress.

This will be available every week at the Sunday Morning at the 10.45 am service. You will see the room at the back. Just ask one othe welcomers for directions! All children are very welcome!

We are required by the law to ensure that all the young people in our care are looked after in a safe and secure environment. We are required to have a policy and procedures in place to support this. Our safeguarding policy is available for any one who would like to see it.

Trip to the Oakes Christian Centre, Sheffield
June 2012

Page last altered 12 February 2018

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