Children and young people are a very important part of St Mary’s congregation and are welcome at all our services. During the 10am Sunday Service there are age appropriate activities for them : PlayChurch for the youngest children, Godly Play from around 4 to 10 years and Half an Hour in the Tower for 10 upwards. On the third Sunday of most months we all worship together. Music is led by the Ensemble and the Children’s Choir and the children and young people play an active part in the service.
Babies are very welcome at all services and we have a Family Corner at the back of church where small children can crawl on the carpet and play with soft toys. Ask for a ‘Baby Bag’ when you come in. You are welcome to feed your baby here.
If you are thinking about having your child baptised, you can find details here
Parents and their pre-school children are welcome at our drop in, fun morning Tiddlywinks on Mondays during termtime from 9.30am to 11.30am. There are craft activities, ride on toys, healthy snacks, a story and singing.
During Advent, the days leading up to Christmas, many of our families take part in the ‘Knitivity’ in which a knitted Mary, Joseph and donkey visit families in the parish and have all sorts of adventures as they make their way to the stable for our Crib Service on Christmas Eve.