Youth and Children's Work


Little Fishes - Parent and Toddler Group

This is a weekly gathering for parents/carers and their babies and small children.
They meet from 10 - 11.45 am on Monday mornings in the parish hall library. We sing, we play, we chat, we enjoy each other’s company and we always end with our ‘Little Fishes’ prayer. There is a small charge of £2.50 to cover coffee, drinks and biscuits.

Little Fishes Advent Lunch

Play and Praise - for Pre-Schoolers and their Carers

A fun and interactive session to help introduce very young children to Jesus.
Activities, music, stories, drinks and biscuits - mainly for 3 to 5 year olds, but younger children are very welcome too!

Sessions are held in St Mark’s Church – please use the main church door.

Held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month in term time starting promptly at 2pm and last no longer than 45 minutes. Please feel welcome to call Diana Faunce on 01425 547452 if you would like to know more.

Church Club

Half an hour of Praise, Prayers, Stories and Activities held on a Wednesday lunchtime at Highcliffe St Mark’s Primary School. For years 1 and 2 children.

If your child is in year 1 or 2 at Highcliffe St Mark’s Primary School, and you would like them to attend the club, please contact the school office for the relevant admission form.

The sessions are led by various members of both St. Mark’s and St. Michael’s Church Hinton Admiral.
Church Club is fun and lively and brings a living knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ to youngsters.

Awesome After School Church Club

This is held on Mondays after school in term time at Highcliffe St Mark’s Primary School. The team provides an hour of refreshments, Bible stories and activities for years 3, 4 and 5.
The Bible stories and activities help children to understand, in a fun and interactive way, why Jesus is so special.

Special diets are catered for.

If your child is in years 3, 4 or 5 and you would like them to attend the club, please contact the school office for the relevant admission forms.

Open The Book

“Open The Book” is part of the ministry of The Bible Society. It began for us by invitation on September 12th 2017 at Highcliffe St Mark’s Primary School and The stories, taken mostly from “ The Lion Storyteller Bible” are presented once a week as part of the scheduled School assembly for those years chosen by the school.

There are inter-faith opportunities in the material which presents Biblical characters and narratives in such a way that can be understood by Primary school age children. Each story ends with a summary, a reflective pause followed by a prayer that the children are invited to make their own. Although the material is carefully scripted, the way in which it is presented to the children is left very much up to the availability and talents of the team members so a story may be presented using screen images, puppets, mime or with music or a combination of the above styles

Chewton Common Playgroup 

One of the team visits The Chewton Common Playgroup once a month in term time for stories.

Good Friday Craft Workshop

 This will be held between 9.45 am and 11.00 am on Good Friday 10th April 2020.
This is a family craft workshop where children and adults can do crafts and activities suitable for Easter.

Coffee, children’s drinks and hot cross buns are served.
All personnel hold current and clear DBS certificates.

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