Children are very welcome at both our churches and we want them to be able to worship God in their own way. We have toy bags for those children who prefer to stay in church with their parents and a children’s corner in both our churches (and parents – we also have toilets with nappy changing facilities!).

The following are also particularly child friendly:


Crèche for preschool children and babies during the main Sunday service at both churches.

The Sunday Club

Activities for primary school age children during the service at St Mary’s on the first Sunday of the month and at St Alban’s on the third Sunday (in term time).

God’s Family at Worship (GFW)

Usually 2nd Sunday of the month at St Alban’s at 10.00am, an informal all-age service.


Usually the 4th Sunday of the month at St Alban’s at 9.45 for 10.00. Starting with coffee and muffins, an informal all-age service.

Children’s Choir

Practices 9.15 – 9.45 (before the iWorship service) at St Alban’s on the 4th Sunday of the month.

Baby and Toddler Group

Every Thursday in term time. 9.45 – 11.15 at St Alban’s Hall, Wood Street Village. An informal session with coffee, tea, fruit and biscuits. Come and have a chat while the children play.

Holiday Club

During the first full week of the summer holidays, for children at primary school. Leaflets come out every year in May in the parish schools and churches. The Easter holiday club is in the Easter holidays and is usually just for one afternoon.

Parish Youth Group (PYG)

For years 7 – 9 approximately fortnightly 6.00 – 7.45pm on a Sunday and normally held at St Alban’s.