St Martin in the Wood 9.15am
A group for children aged 4-12 to experience and learn more about the Christian faith using age appropriate games, Bible stories, songs and crafts, while their parents are in the church service.
St Boniface 4.00pm
Little Stars is a fun, safe environment for babies and toddlers up to the age of 2, to play and learn about God through singing, story and craft, while parents/carers attend the church@four service. A snack and drink are offered during the session and parents are able to stay too if they want.
Sparks is a group for 3 to 6 years olds, it offers a time for children to meet together to learn more about God, Jesus and the Bible, through stories, drama and small group discussion and activities. There is a snack of fruit and biscuits offered each week.
Live Wire offers a time for children aged 7-11 to learn more about God, Jesus and the Bible, through stories, drama and small group discussion and activities. Once a month Sparks and Live Wire come together for a holiday club style session with games, Bible stories, quizzes, crafts and it ends with a tea party.
St Martin in the Wood
Little Stars Toddler Group meets every Tuesday morning during term time at St Martin in the Wood Church, Queens Road, Chandler’s Ford. We run 2 identical sessions each week, 9.15-10.25 and 10.35-11.45. You can choose which session suits you best week by week. Each week the sessions have a story theme with craft, sensory play, snacks and singing. We have plenty of tea, coffee and cake for the grown-ups too! Sessions are £1.50 per family.
Xplode is our afterschool club for children aged Reception to Year 6. It is on every Tuesday during term time from 4-5:15pm with early arrival from 3:45pm at St Martin in the Wood church. We have lots of club activities from active team games, to board games and craft. We also have a short thought about God and life as well. The cost is £1.50 per family, including drinks and refreshments.
Praise and Play meets every Wednesday at 10am at St Boniface. It’s a service especially designed for under 5’s and their parents/carers. There are lots of activities including ringing the church bell, lighting candles, stories, crafts, singing & prayers. Afterwards there is a time for drinks, biscuits and free play for the children in the hall and teas for the adults.
Primary school assemblies
A small team go into some of the local primary schools to take a Christian assembly, based on stories from the Bible presented in a creative way with quizzes, dramas, songs and a short talk.
Our annual holiday club this Easter was Polar Explorers there were four fun filled days of adventure. The kids were joined by Sir Random Finds and Bare feet and we learnt that in life with God we can overcome any challenges.
As a Parish we adhere to all recommended safeguarding issues. Copies of all our safeguarding policies can be found by clicking the policies below
- Child Protection Policy
- Policy for the Protection of Vulnerable Adults
- Domestic Abuse Policy
- Policy for Transporting Children
- Drug and Alcohol Policy
We also have a policy for the employment of ex-sex offenders, this is available on request. If you have any safeguarding issues please contact Gloria Brown our safeguarding officer via the Parish Office or Rev. Ian Bird