St Mark's Church welcomes children!

Sundays at 10am

Creche

A safe and comfortable space with lots of toys can be accessed via the door with the curtain, at front of the Church on the left.

You can go with children aged 0 to 3 to play and listen to the service through the sound system. You can come and go at any point in the service.

Kids groups

On the 1st Sunday of the month children aged 3-11 join together in the lounge for Kids Praise. Pathfinders meet as usual in the upper room.

On the 2nd Sunday we all worship together during an all-age service.

On the 3rd, 4th and 5th Sundays, these groups meet:

Scramblers – aged 3-5
Climbers – aged 6-8
Explorers – aged 9-11
Pathfinders – aged 11-13

Scramblers

A gentle but exciting mix of games, Bible stories and action songs to help the children know that God loves them.

Leader: 

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 6-8).

Leader: Ros Davies 

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 9-11).

Leader: April Harris

Pathfinders

Pathfinders meet before the service starts for breakfast in the upper room. As they grow into young adults, this is an opportunity for them to ask some deeper questions and explore their own developing faith. More information can be found here.

Leaders: Tom and Vandella King

 

Weekdays

A number of Uniformed Groups meet at St Marks during the week.

Toddlers Club meets on Wednesdays & Thursdays 9:15am -10:45am (Term time only). This is open to all children from birth until they can start school, together with their parents and carers. For more information, please contact Ros Davies.

A youth group meets every fortnight on Wednesdays 7pm - 8.30pm in the upstairs room to play games, chat, listen to music and eat food. For more information, please contact the office.

 

Our Vision for Children @ St Mark's

For the children and young people

  • 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 our 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 family members and caregivers to support families where children can 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.