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:-

Nov
21
Thu
2019
Stay and Play @ Church Hall
Nov 21 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Nov
25
Mon
2019
Brownie Christmas rehearsal @ Church
Nov 25 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Nov
28
Thu
2019
Stay and Play @ Church Hall
Nov 28 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Dec
2
Mon
2019
Brownie Christmas Service @ Church
Dec 2 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Dec
3
Tue
2019
Hook Academy Bell Ringing @ Church
Dec 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Dec
5
Thu
2019
Stay and Play @ Church Hall
Dec 5 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Dec
10
Tue
2019
Warsash Day Nursery Nativity Service @ Church
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Dec
12
Thu
2019
Hook Academy Rehearsal (TBC) @ Church
Dec 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Stay and Play @ Church Hall
Dec 12 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Messy Church @ Church Hall
Dec 12 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Dec
13
Fri
2019
Hook Academy Rehearsal (TBC) @ Church
Dec 13 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Dec
14
Sat
2019
Christmas Nativity Rehearsal @ Church
Dec 14 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am
Dec
15
Sun
2019
Nativity Service
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Dec
16
Mon
2019
Hook Academy Rehearsal (TBC)
Dec 16 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Dec
17
Tue
2019
Hook Academy Christmas Service (Infants) @ Church
Dec 17 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Hook Academy Christmas Service (Infants) @ Church
Dec 17 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am
Dec
18
Wed
2019
Hook Academy Christmas Service (Juniors) @ Church
Dec 18 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Hook Academy Christmas Service (Juniors) @ Church
Dec 18 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am
Hook with Warsash Academy Trust @ Church Hall Lounge
Dec 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dec
19
Thu
2019
Stay and Play @ Church Hall
Dec 19 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

What's On

Nov
18
Mon
2019
8:00 pm Women’s Fellowship @ Church Hall Lounge
Women’s Fellowship @ Church Hall Lounge
Nov 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Planning Meeting
Nov
19
Tue
2019
9:00 am Morning Prayer @ Church
Morning Prayer @ Church
Nov 19 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am
 
10:00 am Coffee Pot @ Church Hall Lounge
Coffee Pot @ Church Hall Lounge
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
11:00 am Memorial Service @ Church
Memorial Service @ Church
Nov 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
 
Nov
22
Fri
2019
6:30 pm Choir Practice @ Church
Choir Practice @ Church
Nov 22 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
 
Nov
23
Sat
2019
7:00 pm Church Quiz Night @ Church Hall
Church Quiz Night @ Church Hall
Nov 23 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
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Nov
26
Tue
2019
9:00 am Morning Prayer @ Church
Morning Prayer @ Church
Nov 26 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am
 
10:00 am Coffee Pot @ Church Hall Lounge
Coffee Pot @ Church Hall Lounge
Nov 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
Nov
28
Thu
2019
11:00 am Communion (BCP) @ Church
Communion (BCP) @ Church
Nov 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
1:30 pm Stay and Play @ Church Hall
Stay and Play @ Church Hall
Nov 28 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
 
2:00 pm MU Christingle making @ hall lounge
MU Christingle making @ hall lounge
Nov 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 
6:30 pm Wedding rehearsal @ Church
Wedding rehearsal @ Church
Nov 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
 
Nov
29
Fri
2019
6:30 pm Choir Practice @ Church
Choir Practice @ Church
Nov 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
 
Nov
30
Sat
2019
1:00 pm Wedding @ Church
Wedding @ Church
Nov 30 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm