SMART: Mothers & Toddlers
Tuesdays at 10 – 11.30am (term-time only) S M A R T (click here for a flier)
An informal baby and toddler group in the church hall. No waiting list – just turn up and have fun! Plenty of toys and activities to keep the children entertained! £2 per family (including refreshments).
Sunday Juniors (Every Sunday (except the 3rd) during the 10am service)
This is dedicated time of teaching, fun, crafts and activities for our younger members. They meet in the Octagon (small church hall) behind the church. They are welcomed into their “church” by a trained adult helper and are introduced to other members of the “church”. The young people also have the same Bible story as we have in the mean church. This is meant to enable families to relate together to the story. They are brought back into the main church in time for the sharing of the Communion. If you would like to know more about this activity please contact childrenandfamilies@
Open The Book
Open the Book began in Bedford in 1999, when a group of Christians started presenting Bible stories in school assemblies. It was so popular it grew and grew, becoming a national charity. In 2013 Open the Book became part of Bible Society. Read more about Open the Book on their webpage.
At Saint Mary, we have a team of dedicated volunteers that uses this method to bring to live Bible Stories in our local Primary School, Cleves School http://www.cleves.co.uk/ .
If you would like to attend one of these Assemblies or if you would like to add your name to the list of volunteers, please contact the Parish Office parishoffice@oatlandschurch.