Our community of children is called TIDE, and when they leave the service to go into different rooms for their groups, it does feel like the tide going out!
Our weekly children’s ministry is on Sunday during the 10.30am service. We are blessed to have a thriving children’s ministry with 160 children on our roll.
Babies and toddlers are welcome to stay in the service or there is an unsupervised crèche off the Community Room with toys. You service can be heard through the speaker in this room.
To ensure your children are safe in our care we ask for all children attending groups to be registered with the church. Registration is a simple process made online. If you are new to St Mark’s or haven’t registered your child please click the link below.
During term time, the following groups operate at our 10.30 service:
Where: Loft Room l Leader: Becky Onslow
Where: Upper Room l Leader: Becky Onslow
Where: North Room l Leader: Rachel Tunnicliffe
Where: Rose Room l Leader: Lizzy Stansfield
Our vision is –
Why children and water?
The imagery of water is used a lot in the Bible and Jesus says that whoever believes in Him, streams of life giving water will pour out from their heart. He says, “Whoever is thirsty should come to me and drink” (John 7). By naming our groups in this way we want to encourage every child who comes to St Mark’s that they are part of God’s big family, loved by Him and empowered by His Spirit to play a role in helping to build His kingdom.
Here are three reasons why water is wonderful…
Find out more
We encourage you to meet our leaders who will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Please speak to one of our 10.30am welcomers before the service who will be happy to introduce you to one of the children and young people’s team leaders or you can contact the children’s ministry leader, Liz Resch.