Sunday School at St Mary’s

What happens in Sunday School?

Our Aim

To teach the classic Bible stories, and to explore our Christian faith in an age appropriate way.

Theme of the week

We look at the same Bible reading that is being read in church that week, and our sessions will include various activities. Every week is different.
• A story
• Some craft or art activities
• Maybe a music session
• Games
• Prayers
• …. and much, much more!

A typical Sunday at St Mary’s

  • When you come to church you can go straight to the church hall, which is located directly across from church. The children are greeted by the leaders of the day and take a seat while the parents are asked to sign their children onto the Sunday school register. Parents will then go into church.

  • A welcome is given to all, followed by the telling of the story for the day.
  • The story is told in a variety of ways, using drama, audio clips or Godly Play. Once the story has been told, the children are encouraged to explore the story, using their imagination to get inside it and discover its meaning and their reaction to it.

  • There are specific art and craft activities following the theme, or worksheets laid out to help the children further explore the story for the day.

  • Sunday school lasts about 45 minutes, after which time there is a short summary of the lesson and an opportunity for the children to share what they have made or learned, then the Lord’s Prayer is recited together.

  • Parents are asked to return to the Sunday school to pick-up their children and accompany them back to church for Communion.

  • Following the Sunday Service there is squash and biscuits served in the Church Hall that the children can enjoy with their families.

  • Sunday school takes place in the Church Hall which is used during the week as a nursery. We ask the children to be respectful of the toys and furniture in the room that belongs to the nursery. We also ask the children not to bring food or phones with them into the Sunday school.

  • Sunday school takes place in the Church Hall which is used during the week as a nursery. We ask the children to be respectful of the toys and furniture in the room that belongs to the nursery. We also ask the children not to bring food or phones with them into the Sunday school.

Who's Who...

We are all here for you if you need to talk…

Parish Priest
Fr Gary Bradley 07957 140371

St Mary’s Safeguarding Officer
Mark Hurst  07824 566650

St Mary’s Children’s Champion
Angie Garvich 07872 592916

Childline

Tel: 0800 1111 www.childline.org.uk

Childline is a free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything.