St Mark's Church welcomes children!

Sundays

On Sunday, these groups meet during the 9.15 service:

Creche – aged 0-3
Scramblers – aged 3-5
Climbers – aged 5-7
Explorers – aged 7-10
Pathfinders – Years 7-9

Kid’s Praise

On the first Sunday of the month for children aged 5-10. Read more

Weekdays

Uniformed Groups

Rainbows, age 5 – 7, Monday 5:30pm
Brownies, age 7 – 10, Tuesday 6:00pm.
Beavers, age 6 – 8, Thursday 6:00pm. Contact Guy Ashworth 01926 831 661
Cubs, age 8 – 10½, Wednesday 6:00pm. Contact Tim Wadsworth 01926 882 228
Scouts, age 10½ – 14, meet on Wednesday 7:30pm. Contact Tim Wadsworth 01926 882 228

View the Scout Group website

Pre-school children  

Toddler Club Fridays 9:15am -10:45am
Toddler Club is open to all children from birth until they can start school, together with their parents and carers. Friday mornings in term time. For more information, please contact Ros Davies.

Sundays – more information

Creche

A safe and comfortable space with lots of toys. Access via the door with the curtain, at far left front of the Church.

You can go with your baby to play and listen to the service through the sound system, or you can leave your child to be cared for while you enjoy the service without distractions.
You can come and go at any point in the service. (aged 0-3).

Leader: Joan Bowden

Scramblers

A gentle but exciting mix of games, Bible stories and action songs to help the children know that God loves them (aged 3-5)

Leader: Rozi Smyj-James

Climbers

Lots of fun activities including games and craft, exciting Bible stories, action songs and dancing, enabling the children to experience God’s love for them in different ways (aged 5-7)

Leaders: Sophie Harper and Alice Laker

Explorers

A time for children to grow in their understanding of God’s love for them and for the world. Lots of fun activities and Bible teaching, with a chance to reflect, ask questions and pray for one another (aged 7-10)

Leaders: Sophie Harper and Alice Laker

Kids Praise – 1st Sunday

The first Sunday of the month is a little different for our 5-10 year olds. Kid’s Praise is worship in a fun setting for children. As well as games and activities, there are songs, to help the children learn and join in when they are in the main services.

Leaders: Ros Davies, Ruth Smith and Andrew McEvoy

Our Vision for Children @ St Mark's

For the children

  • To meet Jesus and know they are unconditionally loved by Him
  • To learn Truth from the Bible and understand that it is the exciting and living Word of God
  • To learn to talk and listen to God through creative and different ways of praying.
  • To experience the dynamic work of the Holy Spirit in their lives
  • To learn how to worship in a way that is fun, exciting and appropriate to their age, stage and personality
  • To come to a personal faith in Jesus as Lord and Saviour
  • To know that the Church is the family of God where everyone has a special part to play
  • To be enthusiastic about sharing Jesus with their friends.

For children’s work at St Mark’s

  • To make our church a place which children feel belongs to them, and where they are always welcome and valued
  • To continue to build a strong team of children’s leaders who are called and committed to creative and lively children’s ministry
  • To work together with parents and carers to encourage strong Christian families where children learn to enjoy living for Jesus
  • To reach children who do not yet know Jesus
  • To be faithful to God and His word revealed in the Bible in all our teaching.