Junior Church

Our Junior Church sessions take place every Sunday in term time and you are very welcome to come and join us.  All ages start the service in church with their parents, grandparents or carers and then come out to the hall to learn about the theme for the day and sing some songs.  After that the children break out into age-appropriate groups.

Our youngest children aged 3-4 are in Seashells, 5-7 in Pebbles, 8-11 in Rocks and 11+ in Boulders.  Children older than 13 often enjoy becoming young leaders and helping out with the younger age groups.

We also have a crèche for those too little to join in Junior Church, which is staffed by parents.

In the holidays and on the 3rd Sunday of the month, we run story-time during the service. 

The highlight of the year is our Christmas production, held on the third Sunday in December.  Every child can join in if they wish, either as actors or singers, or non-speaking angels or sheep!   We always need parents or teenagers to help out with rehearsals, so there is a role for everyone.

Easter Club

We run a very popular Easter Club which is held on two days over the Easter holidays, ending in a family service on Good Friday.  This is always over-subscribed so send your forms back quickly once they’re out!  This club is run by our congregation and involves around 40 helpers, adults and older children, over the 2 days.  Children from Reception to Year 6 are able to take part and older ones can help out.  It involves a variety of craft, music and story activities with a presentation to parents and grandparents in the family service on Good Friday.

Chums and teenagers

Our Youth Group Chums meets during term time between 6-8pm on Sundays in the church hall.  Parents provide a meal on a rota basis (chips are very popular!) and the emphasis is on playing games, having fun and learning about the gospel in an age-appropriate way.   Chums has a trip out every term, sometimes to Laserhub or to the Spectrum in Guildford, or we have a film and pizza night.

T Time Tales

T Time Tales is our church group for children aged 4-7 and their carers (and smaller brothers and sisters) which runs after school on Wednesdays in term time.  It starts at 3.25pm and includes a story and singing, finishing off with a drink and a biscuit. 

Messy Church

On the 3rd Sunday of the month (except August) we have our very popular Messy Church at 4.00pm.  This is a time of fun, crafts, worship and food for all the family.  More details of St Mark's Messy Church here, or look on the Messy Church website.