Children and families are a vital part of our church life. It is our desire to nurture the spirituality of every child, from babies to adolescents, so they might be sensitive to the work of the Holy Spirit in their lives as they grow. Whatever stage your family is at, we hope you’ll find activities here for you.

If you have any questions, please contact our Children and Families’ Minister, Gertine Blom, at childrenandfamilies@stmarksnewnham.org

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Junior Church

At this time, all church services at St Mark’s are suspended. We will be holding an all-age service on the first Sunday of each month via Zoom. Further information is available on our Prayer and Worship page.

Presence

PRESENCE a space to connect in the nowIn addition to our Junior Church sessions, you are very welcome to join our new midweek meeting. Presence is a collaboration with St Mary & St Michael, Trumpington.

Further information is available on our Prayer and Worship page.

 

Messy Church at home

We are looking forward to the next time that we can meet together at St Mark’s for Messy Church. In the meanwhile, the national Messy Church team are offering the chance to try Messy Church at home.

messy-church-at-home-logoEach week, Messy Church will present a story using easy crafts that you can do with materials and objects you will have at home. There will be an opportunity for reflection with your children, and even a meal suggestion. Just like our normal Messy Church sessions!

This week, we’re looking at the story of Jonah. The Tokyo Olympics may have been postponed this year, but with Messy Church you can celebrate the Jonah Olympics instead! You can download a list of activities from the Messy Church website using the link below.

Friday Story Time

Sessions currently suspended due to Coronavirus.

A Godly Play-inspired session. We start with free play, followed by a Bible story, told with objects and imagination. Parents and children are then invited to respond using craft materials. We end with a feast and conversation. The group aims to support and nourish parents and children on a spiritual journey.

Toddles

Sessions currently suspended due to Coronavirus

Our toddler group meets at St Mark’s Community Centre. We play, sing some of our favourite songs, try out some new ones, and read a story together.

Bumps to Babes

Sessions currently suspended due to Coronavirus.

A group for pregnant and new mums, a quiet space for sharing experience, gentle exercise, and advice – with coffee and cake! You would also be most welcome to bring your lunch! Safe soft space for babies to crawl and explore; books and quiet play for older siblings.