Children and Young People



St. Mary’s Church



St. Nicholas Church


There is a wide range of services and activities at St. Nicholas Church to suit children of all ages.

Our children’s work is felt to be of great importance and we encourage parents to be involved in the friendly, family atmosphere the church has to offer.

Children are very welcome at our services and throughout the year there are a number of special children’s activity days and services to celebrate major festivals.




Sunday worship


Activity Bags are available at all our services to amuse children who prefer to remain with parents in church. Please ask for one.

Bright Sparks is our Sunday School for children from age 4 years, and meets during the 9.30 a.m. Sunday Service in the church hall.  Bright Sparks use a teaching programme which follows the lectionary themes of the services through the churches year. It aims to provide an enjoyable environment where children feel comfortable to explore and share their understanding of the Christian faith through activities, stories and discussions. The children join the main service to come to the altar rail at Communion and are encouraged to share their teaching with the congregation.


Our All Age Communion is held in Church at 9:30 a.m. on the first Sunday of each month. This is a Eucharistic service and lasts approximately 40 minutes. It is aimed at young families and those who are new to the church. The service has a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, lively music provided by our band, and uses a number of interactive ideas to put over the message, including drama and our puppets.

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Established for over 10 years and well supported each year, our Holiday Club is held on 3 mornings during the first week of August. It caters for 50 children, age 4 – 11 years. Each Holiday Club is based on a biblical theme or character and includes teaching of the bible story through stories, sketches and craft activities, based on the theme.


All the activities in both Churches are carried out by CRB checked members of the congregation in accordance with the Diocese of York regulations.