Young Children

Children in Churchyard


A creche operates during the 9:30am service on a Sunday morning. There are always a good number of parents on duty and plenty of toys and activities for the children. You will find the creche in Fellowship House - please ask one of the welcomers to show you the way.

If you would like any more information about the creche please contact the Parish Office.

Toddler Praise

Toddler Praise is a short service of bible stories and action songs held in church at 9:15am on Wednesdays in school term time. It is followed by tea and toys in the Garden Hall. There are also regular outings for the children, recently to Deen City Farm, Morden Hall Park and the Isabella Plantation, and the occasional child-free evening in the pub too!

St Mary's Monday Playgroup

Our playgroup is held in the Garden Hall every Monday during term time between 9:30am and 11am. Mums, dads, grand-parents, childminders, nannies and all carers are welcome to bring their under-fives to play with our great selection of toys. Each week we have a themed craft activity and the fun ends with the children singing nursery rhymes and playing musical instruments together. Meanwhile, the adults enjoy a chat, coffee, tea, biscuits and fruit. The cost is £2 per family per session. No booking necessary – just drop in. You can follow us on Facebook for all the latest news.

Friday Playgroup

Another playgroup is held in the St Mary's Garden Hall on Fridays between 9:30am and 11am for children under five. The group meets every week except in the summer holidays. Young families from the local community are welcome to meet and chat over freshly brewed coffee while children can play and explore different toys. The playgroup ends with singing nursery rhymes around the piano. The cost is £2 per family on a drop in basis.