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 Lorraine Yeomans.  You can contact her by email, and her email address is familiesworker@stmarywarsash.org.uk

We ask for a donation of £1.00 per child as a contribution towards the costs associated with Messy Church.

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

Stay & Play and Tots’ Praise

A warm, friendly, creative and lively parent and toddler group which meets each Thursday from 1.30pm until 3.00pm 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 Lorraine Yeomans.

Tots’ Praise – 2nd Thursdays in term time at 2.30pm is our Tots’ Praise where we have songs and a story in church and where the children have the chance to ring the bell and explore the church.

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 on the second Thursday Stay & Play is followed by ‘Tots Praise’; 30 minutes of action songs and a Bible story hosted in Church at 2.30pm.  ‘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. 10.00am 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:-

Feb
27
Thu
2020
Stay and Play @ Church Hall
Feb 27 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Mar
5
Thu
2020
Stay and Play @ Church Hall
Mar 5 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Mar
12
Thu
2020
Stay and Play @ Church Hall
Mar 12 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Messy Church @ Church Hall
Mar 12 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Mar
19
Thu
2020
Stay and Play @ Church Hall
Mar 19 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Mar
26
Thu
2020
Hook Academy Rehearsal (TBC) @ Church
Mar 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Stay and Play @ Church Hall
Mar 26 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Mar
27
Fri
2020
Hook Academy Rehearsal @ Church
Mar 27 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Mar
30
Mon
2020
Hook Academy Rehearsal @ Church
Mar 30 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Mar
31
Tue
2020
Hook Academy Easter Service (Infants) @ Church
Mar 31 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Apr
1
Wed
2020
Hook Academy Easter Service (Juniors) @ Church
Apr 1 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Hook Academy Easter Service (Juniors) @ Church
Apr 1 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am
Apr
2
Thu
2020
Stay and Play @ Church Hall
Apr 2 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Apr
23
Thu
2020
Stay and Play @ Church Hall
Apr 23 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Apr
30
Thu
2020
Stay and Play @ Church Hall
Apr 30 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
May
7
Thu
2020
Stay and Play @ Church Hall
May 7 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
May
14
Thu
2020
Stay and Play @ Church Hall
May 14 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Messy Church @ Church Hall
May 14 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

What's On

Feb
27
Thu
2020
11:00 am Communion (BCP) @ Church
Communion (BCP) @ Church
Feb 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
1:30 pm Stay and Play @ Church Hall
Stay and Play @ Church Hall
Feb 27 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
 
6:00 pm Warsash Band @ Church
Warsash Band @ Church
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
 
7:30 pm Wedding Meeting @ Church hall lounge
Wedding Meeting @ Church hall lounge
Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
 
Mar
1
Sun
2020
all-day Lent 1
Lent 1
Mar 1 all-day
 
10:00 am Family Worship @ Church
Family Worship @ Church
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
 
5:45 pm Choir Practice @ Church
Choir Practice @ Church
Mar 1 @ 5:45 pm – 6:15 pm
 
6:30 pm Celtic Communion @ Church
Celtic Communion @ Church
Mar 1 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm
 
Mar
2
Mon
2020
7:15 pm House Group (Bob) @ Church Hall
House Group (Bob) @ Church Hall
Mar 2 @ 7:15 pm – 10:00 pm
 
8:00 pm House Group @ Hall lounge
House Group @ Hall lounge
Mar 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
 
Mar
3
Tue
2020
9:00 am Morning Prayer @ Church
Morning Prayer @ Church
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am
 
10:00 am Coffee Pot @ Church Hall Lounge
Coffee Pot @ Church Hall Lounge
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
Mar
5
Thu
2020
11:00 am Communion (BCP) @ Church
Communion (BCP) @ Church
Mar 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
1:30 pm Stay and Play @ Church Hall
Stay and Play @ Church Hall
Mar 5 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
 
6:00 pm Warsash Band @ Church
Warsash Band @ Church
Mar 5 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
 
Mar
8
Sun
2020
all-day Lent 2
Lent 2
Mar 8 all-day
 
10:00 am Sung Communion @ Church
Sung Communion @ Church
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
 
12:00 pm Baptism @ Church
Baptism @ Church
Mar 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
 
6:30 pm Evensong ( BCP ) @ Church
Evensong ( BCP ) @ Church
Mar 8 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm
 
Mar
9
Mon
2020
6:00 pm meeting @ Hall lounge
meeting @ Hall lounge
Mar 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Mar
10
Tue
2020
9:00 am Morning Prayer @ Church
Morning Prayer @ Church
Mar 10 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am
 
10:00 am Coffee Pot @ Church Hall Lounge
Coffee Pot @ Church Hall Lounge
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
7:30 pm PCC Meeting @ Church Hall
PCC Meeting @ Church Hall
Mar 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
 
Mar
11
Wed
2020
10:00 am Cafe Company @ Church Hall
Cafe Company @ Church Hall
Mar 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm