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St. Mark's Church has lots of exciting and fun activities for children on Sunday's, mid week, with our School Partnerships and special events throughout the year to encourage your children to know how much they are loved by God, to become friends with Jesus and to become young disciples of Him. 

MOVIE MORNING 

THIS SUNDAY 16th DECEMBER!!
AGES 3 PLUS


MOVIE WILL START AT 10:15 am 
Come dressed in your Pyjamas or a Onesie
Bring a blanket and a cushion 

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KIDS ON SUNDAYS

(Weeks one and three in the month)

Our Kids' groups meet on Sundays alongside the 10:30 am Family Communion Service. 

We want the children to have lots of fun whilst learning more about Jesus and meeting with Him in creative and safe spaces.
We do this through Bible stories, songs, games and crafts. 



MINI CHURCH

 
             
 

TEENY TINY CHURCH

(AGES 0–3 Years) Babies and toddlers up to their 3rd birthday

A supervised Creche runs alongside the 10:30am service. There are fun toys to play with, a bible story, singing as well as a drink and a snack.

LOCATION: The Lounge room of the Church Hall.
     

ROCKETS

(AGES 3–4 Years)

Aged 3 years up to the end of Reception

WE WOULD LOVE TO START A GROUP FOR THIS AGE GROUP - CAN YOU HELP? 

Please contact Alex
 
             
 
 

KIDS' CHURCH

CHILDREN'S ARRIVAL: In Kids Church our two groups, Climbers and Explorers, start off in the Church Hall all together for a fun time of worship (singing songs to God). We then split into our age appropriate groups for Bible stories, games, crafts and activities. 

 
 
             
 

CLIMBERS

(AGES 5–6 Years)

LOCATION: Upstairs in the Den of the Church Hall. 
     

EXPLORERS

(AGES 7–9 Years)

LOCATION: The Church Hall.
 
             
 

PARENTS COLLECTION: Please collect your child/ children from the appropriate room before Family Communion. 

 

KIDS @ THE BREAKFAST SERVICE 

 
(Usually during the second Sunday of the month)

A lively informal service in the church hall for all the family. Pick up your scrummy breakfast from 8:45am - the service starts at 9:00am. 

We are altogether for the first 15 minutes, with fun action songs for the chidlren to participate in, the children then leave with Alex and the team for J A M ('Jesus And Me') upstairs in the Den. 
 
 
             
 

CRECHE

(AGES 0–3 Years) Babies and toddlers up to their 3rd birthday

A supervised Creche is available during the Breakfast Service.

LOCATION: The Lounge room of the Church Hall. 
     

J A M

(AGES 7–9 Years)

Children have fun together with short Bible stories, messy crafts and activities.

LOCATION: Upstairs in the Den
 
             

   

KIDS @ THE FAMILY SERVICE 

(Week four in the month) 

All children are welcome at this lively interactive 10:30am service – in Church. A great opportunity once a month to worship together as a family, with a theme and style that is accessible for children. Please join us for coffee and doughnuts @ 9:45am before this service. 

BOOK BAGS: At the entrance to the church there are book bags filled with goodies to entertain your little ones whilst they are in the sevice. Please do borrow one.     

 

KIDS MID-WEEK 

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Our drop in toddler group meets on Tuesday mornings 9:30am - 11:30am term time only. It is for any parent, grandparent or childminder with babies, toddlers and pre-school aged children. Activities take place in the Church Hall with a wide selection of toys to play with, bikes, climbing frames, simple craft activities and refreshments are provided. 

Do come and join us for play and friendship, we look forward to welcoming you. 

For more information please contact:
Jo Stringer on 01202 511831 or Trevor Adamson on 01202 518737

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SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS 

ST. MARK'S PRIMARY SCHOOL
St.Mark's Church is really proud of the special relationship we enjoy with St. Mark's Primary School. The children frequently visit the church for various worship sessions, end of term services and special events we host throughout the year. We are always delighted to welcome the children to sing and entertain us at our Lent and Christmas community lunches. Rev'd Rupert Higgins is a member of the Governing Board and along with Alex, the Children's Minister, they regualrly lead the school in worship.

A new interactive prayer wall is created, by Alex, for the children every half of term to encourage the children to learn to pray and talk to God - this is great fun and the children are very imaginative with writing and drawing their prayers.

Alex leads two very popular weekly pastoral groups for the year 6 girls - CONNECT - and year 6 boys - TRIBE - activley engaging with the children about God, faith, life, identitiy and self worth, with a selction of fun and creative activities. 

For further information about St. Mark's School please visit:
www.st-marks.bournemouth.sch.uk

OTHER SCHOOLS 
We continue to enjoy connecting with other local schools within our community including: Talbot Heath Junior School, Talbot Primary, Moordown St. John's, Jewell Academy, Talbot House and Landside School most of whom visit us for our interactive Christmas and Easter Experiences. It is a huge privilege for us to host some of these schools with their end of term Christmas, Easter, Summer and Transition Services.  
 

SPECIAL EVENTS

WE ALSO HAVE LOTS OF OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS FOR CHILDREN
THROUGHOUT THE YEAR:
 

HOLIDAY BIBLE CLUB / UV SKOOTER & SKATE LIGHT PARTY / CRIB SERVICE / CHRISTINGLE SERVICE / TOTS PRAISE SERVICES / EASTER EGG HUNT/ INTERACTIVE EASTER EXPERIENCE (for schools only) / AND AN INTERACTIVE CHRISTMAS EXPERIENCE (for schools only)
 
 

SAFEGUARDING

 
Our aim is to make sure every child can be themselves in a safe and welcoming environment. Our children's workers are DBS checked and have first aid, safeguarding and Bible teaching training.

Please click below for details of our Safeguarding Policy.
 

CONTACT US

If you have any questions about the programmes above, or want to know more about bringing your children along on a Sunday, then please contact

Alexandra (Alex) Morris, Children's Minister

E-mail: alex.stmarkschildren@gmail.com
Mobile: 07947 842400