Sunday School

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 our services. 


For young children there is a colouring/activity table and plenty of books for use at all times. The vestry is also available for parents to take their youngsters into, if distraction is needed for a while, at anytime during the service. There are lots of toys, books, puzzles etc. in the baskets and cupboard.

Junior Church


This takes place during term-time in the first part of the 9.30am Sunday service (except on the third Sunday, when children and young people join in the whole service in church). It comprises an informal act of worship for Scramblers and Explorers 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 children and return to church for Communion.

  • Explorers – for 5½ to 8 year olds in the Church Hall.


The session usually includes discussion and often a game followed by an activity based around a Bible story. The children are brought back to church in time for Communion.

  • Adventurers & SMG – for 8 years and above in the Church Office.


Our 8-11s and 11+ groups meet together to share the gospel of the day or a Bible reading. It is a chance for them to worship together, be curious about Christianity and wonder about life. The group returns to the 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 please get in touch by emailing

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

Past resources

During the pandemic, Sunday School went virtual - with zoom-based weekly discussions, activities and prayers for families to us at home, and a series of videos that were shared with our community.  You can find these resources below.

Our lovely assistant priest, Father Piotr, has moved on to a chaplaincy post at Brunel University but provided us with really interesting online Sunday school material up until his departure, which families might want to share.

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