Children - St. Mary's Site

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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.

The All Stars and 11.00 O'Clock Club have their own time to have fun and experience a church of love, colour, stories, activities, singing and interactive learning.

The All Stars and 11.00 O'Clock Club now take place from 11.00 to 12 Noon every Sunday morning.

Last year a group from  Year 6 from 11.00 O'Clock 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 the 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
0115 953 3429
All Stars
From 3 to 9 years (F1 to Yr 4)
Andrea Sands
0115 920 2023
11.00 O'Clock Club
From 10 years upwards (Year 5 up)
John Graham
0115 952 9262
St.Mary's  also have a Créche   at the back of church (behind the font)  for  our younger 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 11.00 am service.. 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.

Page last altered 20 September 2019

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