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Children & Young People

Toddler Praise

toddler praise 1Toddler Praise takes place in Church on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month, beginning at 10.30am. It is a great opportunity for parents and small children to meet and worship informally. Songs are set to nursery rhyme tunes, the children ring the church bells, listen to a bible story and each time there is a related craft activity – and refreshments, before heading home.

Please check our Facebook page for more details of Toddler Praise


During the 10am service there is an informal Creche area in the vestry to provide a bolt-hole for those who feel the need to escape! There are usually quite a few small children and babies at St Mary’s, and there are a number of play bags available at the back of church to keep little hands occupied!

Sunday’s Cool! 🙂

hand colouringOur Sunday School for primary school aged children was relaunched in October 2010. It take places twice a month during our 10am  Sunday Service. The current programme of dates are available from the Parish Office on 0208 361 7524

Mothers, Others & Toddlers

Fridays at 1.30pm in Brookside Methodist Church. A lively mix of playtime and songs.

Brownies & Guides

Both groups meet at Brookside Church on a Thursday evening – Brownies at 5.45pm and Guides at 7.30pm. For more details contact the Parish Office.


Young people from St Mary’s are currently joining with others from Brookside and East Barnet Baptist Church on Saturday evenings from 7-9pm. Details are available from Pamela on 01707 644702

Childrens’ Workshops

abigail craft workshopAt various points in the year there are Saturday morning workshops organised for children in partnership with Brookside Methodist Church. Please contact the Parish Office for more details.

Admission to Holy Communion

From School Year 2, children who have been baptised are given the opportunity to prepare for Admission to Communion (‘First Communion’) before they are Confirmed.  In partnership with Brookside Methodist Church and St Mary’s School a short series of preparation classes are held, two sessions including their parents in discussing how they can best support their children on their journey of faith.

Those children who wish to be admitted to Communion take part in a special service, involving the whole church family, usually around Pentecost.