FAMILIES & CHILDREN @stmarywarsash

Our Messy Church welcomes up to 70 children and 50 adults.  You’re invited to join us in this amazing new way of being church for families who find it hard to go to church on a Sunday.  Messy Church is after School at 3.30pm on a Thursday once a month.

A relaxed and informal church with a warm welcome for the whole family with crafts, songs, drama, food – and plenty of opportunity to have and make a mess! 

Children – a place to meet to friends, learn new things along with your adult.
Mums, Dads, Grandads, Grandmas, Carers – a place to spend quality time with your children and grandchildren and make links with other families.
3.30pm – 4.00pm   Messy Welcome with drink and biscuit
3.45pm-5.00pm   Messy Craft, an hour of craft and other activities
5.00pm – 5.15pm   Messy Worship, a short time of celebration in the church as we draw together everything we have been discovering today.
5.20pm-5.45pm   Messy Meal, no need to rush home and feed the family, relax and have a meal with us.
Although there is no formal charge for Messy Church, donations are gratefully received.

Meeting every Month at St. Mary’s Church Hall on Thursdays, Messy Church is led by Revd Nicky-Sue, our Joint Vicar.  You can contact her by email, and her families work email address is familiesworker@stmarywarsash.org.uk

Forthcoming dates can be found at the bottom of this page.

STAY AND PLAY

A warm, friendly, creative and lively parent and toddler group which meets each Thursday from 1.30pm until 3.30pm in the Church Hall during school term time.  Just turn up, meet with other parents and carers, enjoy a cuppa whilst your child enjoys the craft and play with other toddlers and babies.  The group is led by Revd Nicky-Sue.

SUNDAYS

Children are very welcome with their families at church on a Sunday.  For those with younger children the right hand side of the church has soft play furnishing and a cabinet with boxes of quiet toys, books and colouring.  These can be enjoyed at any time in any service.  The toilet at the back of the church has a baby changing unit and an DSC03011additional baby changing unit is in the Church Hall.

The 10am service has activities for all ages.  At the start of the service at 10am a child lights the candles before our prayers and praise songs.  Except for 1st Sunday of the month which is All Age Worship, the children and young people then depart to the Church Hall for activities in their age groups.  They call the 3rd Sunday of the month ‘Grape Sunday’ because the children join in communion with hands on all age creative learning taking place in the church and shared with the adults.

THE GROUPS:

  • 0-3 years: Scramblers
  • 4-6 years: Climbers
  • 7-10 years: Explorers
  • 11+: Pathfinders

DURING THE WEEK:

‘Stay & Play’ is a dynamic parent, baby and toddler group.  An afternoon for parents to socialise, chat and play.  In the Church Hall, 1.30pm – 3pm every Thursday during school term time.  Once a month Stay & Play is followed by ‘Tots Praise’; 30 minutes of action songs and a Bible story hosted in Church.  ‘Stay & Play’ costs 50p per session including refreshments.

‘Coffee Pot’ is a group for women where children are welcome.  Tuesday mornings each week in a home or the Church Hall Lounge. 10.15am for friendship around a Bible study, prayer and fun.
For more information about the activities for your daughter or son please contact the Church Office.
Occasional Activity Days and other special events are held for children in the village or linked with the school.

‘Children’s Trail’ is for children of all ages.  Further information can be obtained here.

CHILD SAFETY   Please note that the Church regards the implementation of its’ Child Safety Policy as of paramount importance.  All leaders and those who assist in ministry to children and vulnerable adults are required to have an up to date DBS certificate.  Further information about safeguarding can be found here.

FUTURE EVENTS ARE:-

Jan
24
Thu
2019
Stay and Play @ Church Hall
Jan 24 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Jan
31
Thu
2019
Stay and Play @ Church Hall
Jan 31 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Feb
7
Thu
2019
Stay and Play @ Church Hall
Feb 7 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Feb
14
Thu
2019
Stay and Play @ Church Hall
Feb 14 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Messy Church @ Church Hall
Feb 14 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Feb
28
Thu
2019
Stay and Play @ Church Hall
Feb 28 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Mar
7
Thu
2019
Stay and Play @ Church Hall
Mar 7 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Mar
8
Fri
2019
1st Warsash Wight Pack Cubs @ Church
Mar 8 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Mar
14
Thu
2019
Stay and Play @ Church Hall
Mar 14 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Messy Church @ Church Hall
Mar 14 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Mar
21
Thu
2019
Stay and Play @ Church Hall
Mar 21 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Mar
28
Thu
2019
Stay and Play @ Church Hall
Mar 28 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Apr
4
Thu
2019
Stay and Play @ Church Hall
Apr 4 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Apr
19
Fri
2019
Messy Church @ Church Hall
Apr 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Apr
25
Thu
2019
Stay and Play @ Church Hall
Apr 25 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
May
2
Thu
2019
Stay and Play @ Church Hall
May 2 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
May
9
Thu
2019
Stay and Play @ Church Hall
May 9 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Messy Church @ Church Hall
May 9 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
May
16
Thu
2019
Stay and Play @ Church Hall
May 16 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
May
23
Thu
2019
Stay and Play @ Church Hall
May 23 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

What's On

Jan
20
Sun
2019
8:00 am Holy Communion (BCP) @ Church
Holy Communion (BCP) @ Church
Jan 20 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
 
10:00 am Creative Communion
Creative Communion
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
 
6:30 pm Taize Worship @ Church
Taize Worship @ Church
Jan 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm
 
Jan
21
Mon
2019
8:00 pm Women’s Fellowship @ Church Hall Lounge
Women’s Fellowship @ Church Hall Lounge
Jan 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Wine & Cheese Evening – A tasting evening
Jan
22
Tue
2019
9:00 am Morning Prayer @ Church
Morning Prayer @ Church
Jan 22 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am
 
10:00 am Coffee Pot @ Church Hall Lounge
Coffee Pot @ Church Hall Lounge
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
12:00 pm Funeral @ Church
Funeral @ Church
Jan 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
 
Jan
24
Thu
2019
11:00 am Communion (BCP) @ Church
Communion (BCP) @ Church
Jan 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
1:30 pm Stay and Play @ Church Hall
Stay and Play @ Church Hall
Jan 24 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
 
6:00 pm Warsash Band Rehearsal @ Church
Warsash Band Rehearsal @ Church
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
 
Jan
29
Tue
2019
9:00 am Morning Prayer @ Church
Morning Prayer @ Church
Jan 29 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am
 
10:00 am Coffee Pot @ Church Hall Lounge
Coffee Pot @ Church Hall Lounge
Jan 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm