We believe children are a key part of our church and we aim to encourage them in their journey of faith, through worship, encounter, discipleship and teaching.
Children’s Church is available for all 0-11 year olds. We meet on Sunday mornings from 10.20am in the Church Centre for games and free play. The children then split into 4 age-specific groups: Sparks (formerly known as crèche) for 0-2 year olds, Discoverers for 3-5 year olds, Climbers for Yr 2-3s, Explorers for Yr 4-6s. We encourage the children to explore and develop their faith though looking at the bible, worship, encounter, craft, fun and games.
We believe that the family is the key place for children to develop and grow in their faith, and we aim to support families in their development and journeys of faith through communication, gatherings and parenting courses.
On five Sundays a year, Children’s Church meet together with the adults in the main church building to celebrate key dates together. These are: Christmas Day, Mothering Sunday, Easter Sunday, Father’s Day and Harvest Sunday (usually 3rd Sunday in September).
Cogglets is a baby, toddler and carer group run by St Mary’s Church in Cogges. We welcome all children aged 0-5 years and their parents or carers. You will be welcomed with a fresh cup of coffee or tea and friendly face. At Cogglets, our focus is on the carer. We believe that if you are well cared for, the children you are caring for will be too. Cogglets meets from 1.15pm to 2.45pm (term time only) on Tuesdays at Cogges Church Centre on Church Lane OX28 3LA and on Thursdays at Madley Park Hall, OX28 1UE.
We aim to run seasonal events for families throughout the year including a ‘Hot Cross Bun Event’ on Good Friday and an Alternative Halloween party on 31st October. Check out our event listings for up to date details.
For more information about any of our children’s and family events, please contact the church office: 01993 779613.