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 at childrenandfamilies@stmarksnewnham.org

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Junior Church

Junior Church will be meeting in-person from 27th June 2021. Please email childrenandfamilies@stmarksnewnham.org for details.

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!

You can download a list of activities from the Messy Church website using the link below.

Friday Story Time

Sessions currently suspended due to Covid-19.

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

Our toddler group meets on Monday and Thursday mornings from 10.15-11.30am at St Mark’s Community Centre, behind the church.

Bumps to Babes

Sessions currently suspended due to Covid-19.

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.