Children’s & Youth Ministry

stmarys-children-imageWe exist to value everyone, grow deeper in our relationship with God, be real with each other and be united generationally.

CYM Value Statement

Our Children’s and Youth Ministry (CYM) is a crucial part of St Mary’s life.

There are four groups that operate on Sunday: Roots (0 to Reception age), Construction Zone (school years 1 to 5), I.D. (school years 6 to 10) and Reclaim (school years 6 to 13). 

Roots (0 to Reception age) and Construction Zone (school years 1 to 5) will be joining together for our Summer Kids Group at The Wheelhouse, which you can book into by clicking here. Roots also has a YouTube channel packed with great sessions produced by our leaders, which can be accessed by clicking here

I.D. (school years 6 to 10) and Reclaim (school years 6 to 13) at the present time have combined and over the summer we have some great socials happening. For more details just click here

We seek to teach the bible in an engaging and relevant way along with games, activities, prayer and many other things specific to the age groups, to help the children and young people grow in their relationships with God and live it out.

We recognise the importance of living out our relationship with God together as a Christian community and that is why we seek to deepen the relationships across the CYM groups when they meet and through other events across the year such as BBQs, bowling and laser quest trips. For more information about our groups and activities, please see the group relevant to your child’s age. 

“To be working in partnership with parents to help all Children and Youth grow towards full maturity in Christ through proclaiming and modelling the good news of Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit while equipping and releasing all the Children and Youth to use their God given gifts, sharing the good news of Jesus Christ, as part of an authentic Christian community that is united generationally”

St Mary’s CYM Vision

The Raleigh School Assemblies

Our Rector, Phil, and our Children’s and Youth Minister, Edd Cope, are currently providing The Raleigh School with videoed assemblies rather than leading assemblies in person. These videos are used by teachers taking assembly in class and are also available to families isolating at home. They can viewed on our YouTube Channel by clicking here. Enjoy!

Safeguarding Children and Young People

We take safeguarding seriously and to ensure we offer the best possible care for all our children and young people, all those working in our CYM have a current DBS check and we adhere to the Diocesan Child Protection Policy ‘In Safe Hands’. Registration is essential for all CYM activities to assist us in the safeguarding and care of your children and young people.
For a registration form please download here.
Our Safeguarding Officer at St Mary’s is Sue Huntington (pictured).

Find out more

For more information about our Children’s and Youth Ministry, please contact Edd Cope, our Children’s and Youth Minister.