Our weekly children’s ministry is on Sunday at 10.30am. We are blessed to have a thriving children’s ministry with 160 children on our roll. 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! During term time, the following groups operate at our 10.30 service:
Babies and toddlers are welcome to stay in the service or there is a supervised crèche off the Community Room.
Creche – babies and toddlers up to age 3
We are blessed with many children at our 10.30am
service so have a range of groups divided into ages as follows:
Age: From age 3 – Reception children
Where: Loft Room l Leader: Jo Thornton & Sarah Emsley
Age: Years 1 & 2 children
Where: Upper Room l Leader: Hilary Whiteley
Age: Years 3,4 and 5 children
Where: North Room l Leader: Rachel Tunnicliffe
Age: Years 6,7 and 8 young people
Where: Rose Room l Leader: Natalie Jones
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You can find out more about the programme each group follows by talking to the group leader or the 10.30am group co-ordinator.
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…
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.