Children & Young People

Our Vision – to nurture our children and young people with a sense of God.

Children are an important part of our church community and are welcome to remain in church with their parents during any of the services or, during the 9.30am Sunday service, play in the crèche or join in with Junior Church activities.

Crèche and Climbers - for 0 to 3 year olds in the vestry.

Parents may take their babies or small children to the crèche at any point during the service. The crèche is in the vestry to the south of the church.

For more information contact Stephanie Bowden on 020 8538 9614.

Junior Church

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This takes place during the first part of the 9.30am Sunday service (except on the third Sunday when children and young people join in the whole service). It comprises an informal act of worship for all the children in the Church Hall followed by Sunday School activities for different age groups.

  • Scramblers - for 3 to 5½ year olds in the Windsor Room.

    The session includes a Bible story or song and the opportunity to make something related to the theme of the session. Parents collect their child and return to church for Communion.

    For more information contact Judy Britton on 020 8891 2305
  • Explorersfor 5½ to 8½ year olds in the Church Hall.

    The session usually includes an activity based around a Bible story. The children are brought back to church in time for Communion.

    For more information contact Julie Hall on 020 8892 0330
  • Adventurersfor 8½ to 10 year olds in Church Hall.

    The session follows a Bible-based theme and will typically involve an activity, such as a drama activity or an exercise. The children are brought back to church in time for the Eucharistic Prayer as preparation for receiving Communion (if they have chosen to be admitted to taking Communion before Confirmation).

    For more information contact Lacy Chapman on 020 8891 6648
  • SMG Youth Groupfor young people in Year 7 and above (11 years plus) in the Church Hall.

    Finding the way together – for young people open to worship, curious about Christianity, wondering about life and looking for friends. The group returns to the church in time for the Eucharistic Prayer as preparation for receiving Communion.

    For more information contact Katherine Cox on 020 8892 9426
  • Little Fish – for babies and toddlers held in the Vestry.

    Little Fish is an interactive group for the youngest members of our congregation. We welcome all parents to bring their babies and toddlers and join in a brief session of action songs, rhymes as well as a Bible story. Parents are invited to bring their children to the Vestry at the beginning of the service or during the second hymn and return in time for Communion.

    For more information contact Stephanie Bowden on 020 8538 9614
  • Little Heaven - for children with special needs and their families in the Church

          Little Heaven is a special service on a Sunday afternoon, usually once a month, for children with special needs and for their families. 

          For more information contact the Rev'd Piotr Ashwin-Siejkowski on 020 8891 5421

Other activities for children during the week

Minnows – a weekly group for 0 – 2 year olds with their parents/carers on Tuesday mornings from 11.00am to 12.00pm in the church followed by refreshments. Activities include stories and songs with a Christian content.

For more information please contact Lizzie Wilkinson on 07811 352 838 or email

Messy Church – a chance for infant-age children, along with parents/carers and siblings, to enjoy informal worship, stories, singing and a variety of craft activities based on a Bible story. This is followed by refreshments. Messy Church meets once every half term on a Friday afternoon in the church.

Visit our facebook page for current information and details of the next Messy church session:

For more information contact Kirsten Mcmullen on 07765 261430 or Julie Brown on 07976 805463

St Mary's Families

St Mary's Families brings together parents and children at St Mary's. Email bulletins include information on children's events, parents' meet ups and ways to get involved at church.  This friendly network also shares information, recommendations and advice. To be part of St Mary's Families please email