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We believe that everyone, from the very youngest upwards, is a unique and valuable member of God's family. At. St. Mary's we have fun together, learning and growing in God's love, and exploring what it means to have faith in Jesus Children .

"Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it."

Mark 10:15

Events

One Way

Sundays during 10.30 am service

In a session for 6-11 year olds, packed full of stories, games, singing and hands-on craft, we look at the Bible together and help children to think of ways to apply it to their day-to-day lives. 

Ignite

Sundays during 10.30am service

Our session for 3-5 year olds aims to nurture and inspire, with plenty of music, stories and creativity; helping our younger children start to understand their unique value in Christ. 

Sparklers is back!

Sundays during 10.30am service

This session is for 0-2 year olds. There is plenty of playtime along with a story, singing and prayer time as well. 

 

 

Minis

Wednesdays 10-11.30am in the Parish Rooms

Minis is a midweek toddler group for children aged 0-5 and their parents and carers, with activities from singing to crafts to toddler-friendly bible stories.

Supporting Families

We think of church as family, and on Sundays and at our toddler groups we enjoy looking out for each other as we find our way through the ups and downs of parenting.

Our children and families pastor, Sally, can provide a listening ear and signpost carers to additional help if needed.

At the Primary School

At St. Mary's Primary School we run the Nurture Room; a space in school for children to talk through their emotions and express themselves through creative projects. We also attend each Thursday to deliver a morning assembly. Our Parent “Drop in” runs on a Monday morning, where parents and carers can come, chat and be listened to over a coffee. 

 

About our Children and Families Pastor

Sally is both a nurse and teacher and has a heart for growing children in faith. She is married to Stephen and they have 4 children between them. Edward, Archie and Sam are at University and Emily is at The Cotswold School. In her spare time she enjoys camping, dog walking and musical theatre. 

 


Parties & Popcorn

Whether it's our fabulous Christingle Nativity Trail, or our brilliant Easter party, we like to celebrate fun times and enjoy tasty treats.

During school holidays we hold our fun and laid back "Popcorn Sunday" sessions, with great DVDs and plenty of snacks.