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 Children and families

Children, families

Jesus said "Let the children come to me". Children are a very important part of our church family. Children are welcome at all of our services and we have dedicated areas where children can play during Sunday services. We also have a Sunday school where children can learn more about the Christian faith in St. Mary's Church. But Church isn't just for Sunday! There are also several children's activities weekly and monthly for children or the whole family to attend. All of this is detailed below.

Baby and Toddler groups


We have three groups running weekly in term time for under 5's with their parent/carer. These are informal groups where children can socialise and play, while the parents/carers can socialise and get support where needed. Each session is structured the same with free play, sensory and a craft for the first hour and a half. The adults get refreshments of tea, coffee and something baked; and the children can have a drink and snack. The the last half hour is story and singing time. Below are the details of each group.

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If you need any further information about our Children's and Families work contact our Families Leader Amy Wheeler - 07984199930 or email her here.
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Planning your Visit

A Warm Hello

 

Where and When

We are one church in five locations which offer a wide variety of styles of service from vibrant family friendly services to something more contemplative.  We have services starting at 8am, 10am and 11.15am across the Cluster of five churches.  You can find details of the services and what to expect here.  The calendar not only gives you the place and time but also a description of what you can expect from the service.

What you can be sure of is a warm welcome at whichever church you decide to visit.  Refreshments will be on offer either before or after the service when Covid restrictions allow it.
 

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What about my kids?

NB:  Our Sunday Childrens groups are not currently running due to covid.  We are hoping to have them up and running again very soon.  Keep and eye out for the start in the weekly news section of the website.  
There are children's groups during the services at St Mary's Callington on the second, third and fourth Sundays.  You will find All Age services at St Mary's Callington, Stoke Climsland Parish Church and St Sampson's South Hill.  Stoke Climsland also have a Family Service on the second Sunday of the month.  Please see the calendar for more information.

We have a great programme lined up for kids of all ages:

  • Creche (0 months to 3 years). Children under 6 months are welcome but must be accompanied by their parent/grown-up at all times.
  • Livewires (3-7 years)
  • Encounter (7-11 years)
  • Katalyst (11-15 years)
  • Young people (15+ years) Stay in service.

Children stay with their parent or grown-up at the start of the service for the welcome, songs and notices. We really value worshipping God all together as a family. At the end of the notices someone will announce that it’s time for the younger members to go to their various groups. You will need to go with your children to their groups and register them as part of our child safety policy. Whilst you are dropping your kids off at their groups, we pause to take time to chat to someone sitting near or next to us, giving folk a chance to come back before the sermon begins.

The kids group activities vary depending on the age but usually there is a friendly welcome, bible stories, testimonies, praying, music, craft, drama, fun games and free play. Please pick your children up as soon as the service finishes.

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Getting Connected

 

Life Groups

While Sundays are a great way to meet new people, it is often in smaller gatherings that you can really get to know someone. Being part of one of our small groups allows you to make new friends, share together and support each other. We have a variety of groups that meet throughout the week, some afternoons and some evenings. Check out Small Groups and see if there’s one that you could join, or we can put you in touch with a small group leader who will be more than happy to invite you along to their group.

Get on a Team!

Serving on a team is a greatly way of getting to know people better.  If you want to get involved in the life of the church and to help us make Sundays run smoothly, you can sign up to serve on a team. 

Other Ministries

We also run the following ministries:

  • Men's Ministries
  • Women's Ministries
Get in touch with us to plan your visit
If you would like to come and visit the church beforehand you are more than welcome! Get in touch and we can arrange a time that suits you.
 
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Leadership 

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We hope that whoever you are, you will feel at home at our church.

Best Wishes

Joe and Nikki