Children and Youth

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WELCOME to the St Mary’s Children and Youth Ministry Page!

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Children and Young People are very important to us, and our vision is to see them leading Christ-centred lives. Our main activity for these age groups of the St Mary’s family revolves around our Sunday programme.

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What’s on at St Mary’s for Children and Young People?

[/vc_column_text][divider line_type=”No Line”][vc_column_text]Please use the tabs below to see what’s happening for the different age groups / school years at St Mary’s.

If you have any questions or would like further information about any of our groups, then please contact the Parish Office on 01737 22 11 00 or email one of the Children and Youth Ministry Team (see below).

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at one of our groups soon! 🙂

For leaders and helpers in our children and youth groups: please read the attached guidelines on running activities.[/vc_column_text][divider line_type=”No Line”][divider line_type=”No Line”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/1″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default”][tabbed_section style=”default” alignment=”left”][tab title=”The Team” id=”1406649908963-6″ tab_id=”1491993354803-0″][vc_row_inner text_align=”left”][vc_column_inner column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/3″]

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PRESCHOOLERS

SUNDAYS

Unless it’s an All-Age Service at the 10.30am Sunday Service, we have the following groups running for Preschoolers:

  • Crèche (0-18 months old)
  • Totzone (18 months – 3 years old)
  • Sparklers (3-4 years old)

The Service Leader will let you know when it’s time for the children to go to their groups. Stewards and the Connect Team will be able to show you where to go for the groups. Preschool groups finish at midday on a Sunday.

Find out what type of service it is this Sunday here: https://www.stmaryreigate.org/sunday-services/

MONDAYS

Come and meet Monty Mouse at Tots’ Praise, our fun group for Preschoolers and their parents and carers. Enjoy songs, stories, games and craft (and tea and coffee for parents and carers!). Tots’ Praise happens every Monday during term time in the church building and runs from 10am for about an hour.

FRIDAYS

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RECEPTION YEAR

SUNDAYS

If you’re in Reception at school, then on Sunday mornings, the place to be is in Fireworks. This group runs during the 10.30am Sunday morning service unless that service is an All-Age one.

The Service Leader will let you know when it’s time for the children to go to their groups. Stewards and the Connect Team will be able to show you where to go for the groups. Fireworks finishes at midday.

Find out what type of service it is this Sunday here: https://www.stmaryreigate.org/sunday-services/

FRIDAYS

At St Mary’s we have a thriving Girls’ Brigade Company run by Rachel Pearce and her team. Girls Brigade is a  uniformed organisation for girls which meets on Friday evenings (6.00 – 7.30pm) for school years R to 13.  For more information please contact Rachel at rachel_pearce75@hotmail.com.[/vc_column_text][team_member team_memeber_style=”meta_below” link_element=”none” color=”Accent-Color” name=”Claire MacBride” job_position=”Children’s Team Leader” social=”claire.macbride@stmaryreigate.org”][/tab][tab title=”Years 1&2″ id=”1406650101084-7″ tab_id=”1491993356017-3″][vc_column_text]

SCHOOL YEARS 1 AND 2

SUNDAYS

On Sundays during the 10.30am service (when there’s not an All-Age Service) children in School Years 1 and 2 meet together in their own group called Beacons.

Beacons is a lot of fun and involves teaching, games and craft.

Once a month the Beacons group joins with Lasers and Lighthouses for a “Solar Special (years 1-6)”, a morning packed full of amazing things to experience in different zones:

  • Balance Zone
  • Circus Skills Zone
  • Quiet Zone

At the end of Solar Special, there’s always a message and a time to chat, reflect and pray.

The Service Leader will let you know when it’s time for the children to go to their groups. Stewards and the Connect Team will be able to show you where to go for the groups. Beacons finishes at 11.55am.

Find out what type of service it is this Sunday here: https://www.stmaryreigate.org/sunday-services/

FRIDAYS

At St Mary’s we have a thriving Girls’ Brigade Company run by Rachel Pearce and her team. Girls Brigade is a  uniformed organisation for girls which meets on Friday evenings (6.00 – 7.30pm) for school years R to 13.  For more information please contact Rachel at rachel_pearce75@hotmail.com.[/vc_column_text][team_member image_url=”3543″ team_memeber_style=”meta_below” link_element=”none” color=”Accent-Color” name=”Charles Merritt” job_position=”Children’s Minister” social=”Charles.merritt@stmaryreigate.org”][/tab][tab title=”Years 3&4″ id=”1406650101164-6″ tab_id=”1491993356373-6″][vc_column_text]

SCHOOL YEARS 3 AND 4

SUNDAYS

For children in School Years 3 and 4 during the 10.30am Sunday service (when there’s not an All-Age Service) their group is LasersAs with all our groups, Lasers involves many different activities with a strong emphasis on learning about God through the Bible and getting to know Him too!

Once a month the Lasers group joins with Beacons and Lighthouses for a “Solar Special (years 1-6)”, a morning packed full of amazing things to experience:

  • Balance Course
  • Circus Skills
  • Quiet Zone

At the end of Solar Special, there’s always a message and a time to chat, reflect and pray.

The Service Leader will let you know when it’s time for the children to go to their groups. Stewards and the Connect Team will be able to show you where to go for the groups. Lasers finishes at 11.55am.

Find out what type of service it is this Sunday here: https://www.stmaryreigate.org/sunday-services/

FRIDAYS

At St Mary’s we have a thriving Girls’ Brigade Company run by Rachel Pearce and her team. Girls Brigade is a  uniformed organisation for girls which meets on Friday evenings (6.00 – 7.30pm) for school years R to 13.  For more information please contact Rachel at rachel_pearce75@hotmail.com.[/vc_column_text][team_member image_url=”3543″ team_memeber_style=”meta_below” link_element=”none” color=”Accent-Color” name=”Charles Merritt” job_position=”Children’s Minister” social=”Charles.merritt@stmaryreigate.org”][/tab][tab title=”Years 5&6″ id=”1406650101238-0″ tab_id=”1491993356731-5″][vc_column_text]

SCHOOL YEARS 5 AND 6

SUNDAYS

During the 10.30am Sunday service (when there’s not an All-Age Service) children in Years 5 and 6 go to their group LighthousesAs with all our groups, Lighthouses involves many different activities with a strong emphasis on learning about God through the Bible and getting to know Him too!

Once a month the Lighthouses group joins with Beacons and Lasers for a “Solar Special (years 1-6)”, a morning packed full of amazing things to experience:

  • Balance Course
  • Circus Skills
  • Quiet Zone

At the end of Solar Special, there’s always a message and a time to chat, reflect and pray.

The Service Leader will let you know when it’s time for the children to go to their groups. Stewards and the Connect Team will be able to show you where to go for the groups. Lighthouses finishes at 11.55am.

Find out what type of service it is this Sunday here: https://www.stmaryreigate.org/sunday-services/

WEDNESDAYS

During term time, the Year 5 and 6 Satellite group runs every Wednesday in the church building from 4 – 5pm. Come along and enjoy the Tuck Shop, games, chats and laughter whilst learning about God, yourself and each other.

FRIDAYS

At St Mary’s we have a thriving Girls’ Brigade Company run by Rachel Pearce and her team. Girls Brigade is a  uniformed organisation for girls which meets on Friday evenings (6.00 – 7.30pm) for school years R to 13.  For more information please contact Rachel at rachel_pearce75@hotmail.com.[/vc_column_text][team_member image_url=”3543″ team_memeber_style=”meta_below” link_element=”none” color=”Accent-Color” name=”Charles Merritt” job_position=”Children’s Minister” social=”Charles.merritt@stmaryreigate.org”][/tab][tab title=”Years 7&8″ id=”1406650101318-7″ tab_id=”1491993357064-7″][vc_column_text]

SCHOOL YEARS 7 AND 8

SUNDAYS

The Sunday morning group for those in School Years 7 to 9 is Pathfinders. We now meet in the chapel in the church centre during the 10.30am service (unless there’s an All-Age Service). In the group we take a ‘youth friendly’ look at the subject and / or passage being preached on in the church building. The group is a lot of fun and there are often lively discussions and chocolate. Pathfinders finishes at midday and the young people make their own way back to the church building.

Find out what type of service it is this Sunday here: https://www.stmaryreigate.org/sunday-services/

WEDNESDAYS

During term time, Year 7 and 8 Satellite groups run every Wednesday in the Church Centre. The Young People are encouraged to go deeper in their faith as they have fun, learn and eat chocolate.

FRIDAYS

At St Mary’s we have a thriving Girls’ Brigade Company run by Rachel Pearce and her team. Girls Brigade is a  uniformed organisation for girls which meets on Friday evenings (6.00 – 7.30pm) for school years R to 13.  For more information please contact Rachel at rachel_pearce75@hotmail.com.[/vc_column_text]

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SCHOOL YEAR 9

SUNDAYS

The Sunday morning group for those in School Years 7 to 9 is Pathfinders. We now meet in the chapel in the church centre during the 10.30am service (unless there’s an All-Age Service). In the group we take a ‘youth friendly’ look at the subject and / or passage being preached on in the church building. The group is a lot of fun and there are often lively discussions and chocolate. Pathfinders finishes at midday and the young people make their own way back to the church building.

Find out what type of service it is this Sunday here: https://www.stmaryreigate.org/sunday-services/

WEDNESDAYS

During term time, the Year 9-13 Youth Group runs every Wednesday in the church centre (usually) from 7.30 – 9.00pm. We start off with a social time (including Tuck Shop) and then take a look at an issue, topic or passage from the Bible and explore what it means to us as Christians in the 21st Century.  We often have times to reflect , pray and wait on the Holy Spirit.

FRIDAYS

At St Mary’s we have a thriving Girls’ Brigade Company run by Rachel Pearce and her team. Girls Brigade is a  uniformed organisation for girls which meets on Friday evenings (6.00 – 7.30pm) for school years R to 13.  For more information please contact Rachel at rachel_pearce75@hotmail.com.[/vc_column_text]

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SCHOOL YEARS 10 TO 13

SUNDAYS

Young People in Years 10 – 13 are encouraged to attend the 10.30am and/or 6.30pm services. There are many opportunities to serve at these services: helping with the children’s groups, leading worship, leading prayers, serving communion…

WEDNESDAYS

During term time, the Year 9-13 Youth Group runs every Wednesday in the Church Centre (usually) from 7.30 – 9.00pm. We start off with a social time (including Tuck Shop) and then take a look at an issue, topic or passage from the Bible and explore what it means to us as Christians in the 21st Century.  We often have times to reflect , pray and wait on the Holy Spirit.

FRIDAYS

At St Mary’s we have a thriving Girls’ Brigade Company run by Rachel Pearce and her team. Girls Brigade is a  uniformed organisation for girls which meets on Friday evenings (6.00 – 7.30pm) for school years R to 13.  For more information please contact Rachel at rachel_pearce75@hotmail.com.[/vc_column_text]

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