We can be 0 or 100 years old and God knows every detail about us, His knowledge and love for us doesn't suddenly start once we hit a certain age, so why wait until children are older to let them in on the joy of knowing our amazing Heavenly Father?
"Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it."
In a session for 6 to 11 year olds, packed full of stories, games, singing and hands-on craft, we look at the bible together and help children to think of ways to apply it to their day-to-day lives. On Sundays at 10.45.
Our session for 3-5 year olds aims to nurture and inspire, with plenty of music, stories and creativity; helping our younger children start to understand their unique value in Christ. On Sundays at 10.45.
Sparklers, for 0 - 4 year olds has plenty of playtime along with a story, singing and prayer time as well. It's so important to invest in the smallest members of our church family too. On Sundays at 10.45.
Mini Movers is held on Friday mornings in the school hall at St Mary's Primary School. We run from from 8.35am until 10.15am, starting just after school drop-off.
We begin the morning with breakfast together and then it's time to play, including our brilliant soft play blocks.
Everyone is welcome.
St Mary's Minis is a midweek toddler group for children aged 0-5, their parents and carers.
Come and join us every Wednesday in term time for a warm welcome, yummy piece of cake. plenty of chances to play, with activites from singing to crafts to toddler-friendly bible stories.
At. St. Mary's Primary School we run the Nurture Room; a space in school for children to talk through their emotions and express themselves through creative projects.
We also run a Parent “Drop in” on a Monday morning, where parents and carers can come, chat and be listened to over a coffee.
Once a year we take over a classroom at St. Mary's Primary School for the week, set up prayer stations and children and parents have a chance to visit.
We thank God for all we have, say sorry, ask God for anything we may need and give the children a chance to dream about what they’d like to see in the local community.
Whether it's Christmas, end of school year, or light parties in the autumn, we like to enjoy fun times and tasty treats in our different groups. These are great things to invite friends along to.
During school holidays we hold our fun and laid back "Popcorn Sunday" sessions, with great DVDs and plenty of snackage.
Becca originally trained as a Learning Disability nurse, working with adults with special needs, and then as Events Manager at St. Aldate's in Oxford. She joined at St. Mary's in 2017, moving from Oxford to Hook Norton shortly after. Becca enjoys baking, autumnal walks, some hygge with a hot drink and a fluffy blanket, and looking after the expanding canine population at the Vicarage. She is passionate about even the youngest children coming to know God's love, and understanding their unique value in Him.