Debbie is the Family Liaison Officer for St. Mary's Church and helps us to develop the provision for children and their families and to ensure that everyone has access to opportunities for growth in their Christian life. 
If you want to get involved in any of the activities on this page or have any questions about what goes on at St. Mary's please don't hesitate to get in touch with Debbie on 
07407 113312 or by e-mail here

In the Bedehouse next to the church

It is just so much fun being involved in Messy Church - whether you are a child, mum, dad, grandma or granddad, helper or friend. There are always lots of acticities around the Bedehouse which you can try as a family or with friends which explore the theme of the day. We usually stop at about 4.30 p.m. to listen about the theme, sing a song and pray before we enjoy a meal together. Pasta and pizza is generally favourite! We just ask for £1 per participant which goes towards the cost. This is recommended for primary age children and their families but preschoolers and teenagers are welcome - after all, we can all do with some time to chill and be with friends once in a while

On a Sunday morning we want the children to have the chance to take part in worship, prayer and praise and to discover who God is for themselves. 
Godly Play takes place in the Bede House, starting at 10.30 whereby a storytelling presentation is shared with the children who are invited to consider what this means for them. They then have the opportunity to explore this with a choice of activity, followed by a time of sharing together, in prayer and a ‘feast’  (grapes, bread and squash). We have found this programme to be very much enjoyed by the children. We finish at 11.15am when the children rejoin their parents in church.
 For any query, please contact Debbie on 07407 113312  


Meet in church on Wdnesdays in term time at 2 p.m.
​followed by refreshments and play in the Bedehouse

will take place on Tuesday 31st July, Wednesday 1st & Thursday 2nd August, 9.30 am – 2 pm each day for all children aged 5-12 years.  Cost £5 per day.  If you are interested in joining in the fun as a child or as a helper please contact Debbie here  or 07407 113312 for further details. 
Please keep this outreach in your prayers at this time.

DEBBIE & JAMES invite you to a Bring and Share Lunch on Sunday 5th August (their last Sunday before moving) in the Bede House from 12 midday.  Please add your name to the list in church if you can.  Everyone most welcome.