Sunday Groups

Sundays at St Mary's

Children’s Church at St Mary's

Trailblazers is the name we give to our children’s group that meets during the main 10.30 am service at St Mary's Twyford, in term time. The children are aged from 3 – 11 years and there are some adult members too!

The first part of the morning we spend worshipping with our families and our church family in the main 10.30am service before we move into the Church Centre.

In Trailblazers, we take a look at a bible story or part of Christian life and have loads of fun with craft activities, games, drama and prayer. There’s even sometimes lego, playdooh or cooking. It’s a time when we can share our ideas and thoughts about all sorts of things as we love to chat!

See you there.



Messy Church at St Nicholas Hurst

Come along to St Nicholas Church and join in the fun.  Everything you need will be provided, along with some refreshments. 

Upcoming Dates

11am in St Nicholas Church 

Sunday 24th September 2023

Sunday 22nd October 2023

Sunday 26th November 2023

Sunday 10th December 2023 (Messy Christingle)

What is Messy Church?

Messy Church is a nationwide creative expression of Church, enabling all ages to come, to make, to eat, and to celebrate God.

Messy Church is an act of worship were we will seek to celebrate and recognise each person, each family, and the community and the God that we Serve.

During the service we will share, experience and tell stories about the life and ministry of Jesus Christ and provide activites that allow us to respond creatively to the things that we see and hear.

It is not just a children’s Church - All are welcome to come and join in and there will be lots of different ways to get involved.

Why do Messy Church?

As part of our Churches mission into the community, this will enable us to share the Good News of God’s love in our village.

More information

For more information about St Nicholas Messy Church do chat to a member of the Clergy or one of the Churchwardens.

More information about the background of Messy Church and how it has developed is available on the "Messy Church" website.

Sundays at St Nicholas'

Sunday Club at St Nicholas

(Currently on hold as we move towards our new pattern of services)

At St Nicholas, children are always welcome at our services.

Sunday Club runs during term time every first and third Sunday and the children enjoy their own activities in the Parish Room during the 11am service. The Children start the service sitting with their parents, leaving for their activities during the first hymn and returning in time to meet their family to go up to the altar rail together for communion or a blessing.

The group follow the "Roots" programme, which usually links with the theme that the adults are following in church. There is a story, prayer, sometimes singing and an activity. Towards the end of the main service they are usually invited to the front to share what they've done with an appreciative audience - they usually manage to upstage the clergy!

If children do wish to remain in church with their family they are welcome to do so. There are pictures to colour and books to read at the back of church to which they are welcome to help themselves. There are toys available for use at the back of the church in the carpeted area.

On the second Sunday of the month there is a shorter more informal service suitable for all ages so no Sunday club, and on the fourth Sunday of the month (in Term time) Messy Church takes place.  Outside of Term time the service in church is suitable for the children to stay with their families in church. The service is simplified and includes a short talk suitable for all ages.

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