Children and families are very welcome at St Mary’s Church.
J4U ( Jesus for You) 👨👩👦👦 😀
This is a very informal fun filled family service usually held at on the 4th Sunday in the month at 11.15 am. Refreshments served from 11 am.
J4U is our monthly 👨👩👦👦 Family Service with songs, 🎶 musical instruments 🥁 for all, fun, stories, prayers 🙏and a whole lot more. It is aimed at children and their families.
Children’s Area in St Mary’s Church
There is a children’s area at the back of church with books and toys for families to use with their children. Most Sundays, colouring and other craft activities are provided for children and young people who would like to use them.
There are bags at the back of church with toys, books, drinks and snacks. They have been prepared with a specific age range of children in mind.
Forthcoming Events at St Mary’s of special interest to families
- Sunday 10th March- Mothering Sunday Service at 10am
- Friday 29th March- Good Friday service at 10am
- Sunday 31st March-Easter Service at 10am
- Thursday 4th April-Easter Egg Hunt and picnic lunch 12-2pm (bring your own sandwiches and we will provide cake and drinks. Book on Eventbrite)
Thursday 4th April between 11.30am and 1.30pm
Free Easter Egg Hunt & Picnic
There are eggs to be found, hidden inside our beautiful church. Book places for your children on Eventbrite when the link goes live a week before the event.
On the day, call in and hunt for eggs between 11.30am and 1.30pm.Bring along your sandwiches for the picnic and we will provide drinks and cakes for everyone.
Every child will take away a goodie bag which will include a chocolate egg and Easter activities.
We are delighted to have the opportunity to welcome school children to visit our church.
Children from Millfields C of E Primary School and Heygarth Primary School visited us in autumn and winter 2023; they were a credit to their teachers and parents, showing great interest in the church and helping to lead school services.
Below are some extracts from letters of thanks received from children in Y3 of Heygarth Primary School.