St Mary’s proudly welcomes all ages, and is home to an ever-changing mix of children, from babies and toddlers to teenagers, St Mary’s has something for everyone wanting to come along and join in the fun!

“Fanning the Flame of Faith” (Sunday School)

Where? St Mary’s New Room (Tea Room)

When? During 10.00am Sunday Service (except 4th Sunday, when there is a family service)

Who? Children from 4 years, led by experienced DBS checked staff and young volunteers.

What? Each Sunday there is a range of activities related to the weekly readings and hymns and suitable for all ages and abilities.

As well as regular Sunday School, St Mary’s also offers some extra groups for children to engage with. These happen during the week at various times, and many non-church goers also come along and join in.

St Mary’s Lambs runs on Wednesday mornings in the Tea Room and starts at 10.30am. It is open to children aged 0-5 yrs and their parents, grandparents and guardians. After opening with a prayer, the children sing songs and play games, and they enjoy being crafty! The group is invited to come along to our Family Services, and often do so, resulting in numerous prams and push chairs in the pews!

Messy Church which takes place on the second Thursday of each month, except August.  This is an after school activity for families, whose children must be accompanied, throughout, by an adult.  It is held at the Methodist Church, and run by Churches Together in Portchester.  There are games, crafts, a short, lively service and a cooked meal, finishing by six o’clock.  The sessions are free, but donations towards the cost of food and activities are appreciated.

During the summer  holidays we will be running activities for children on Thursdays at Chalky Walk to find out more click here Holiday Club 


Safeguarding Children and Adults – if you are concerned in anyway please talk to Rev Ian Meredith or select this link