Children and Young People

We believe that there is a place for everyone at St Mary’s and that includes children.

All Age Service

The First Sunday Service (at 11.00) is the time each month that the service is particularly geared around involving everyone. It is not a children’s service, but our aim to offer worship that brings us together and that both nurtures and stretches! There may be more active songs and prayers, there will be fun. It also will be shorter than usual!


There a small room at the back of the church – with glass doors- that you can use a bolt-hole when the service becomes too much. There are toys in there too. At the back of church there are also bags of quieter toys suitable for playing with in the church. Just ask a sidesperson.

Mini Cosmos and Cosmos

Other times in the month we run teaching and activity groups for the children. Mini-Cosmos is for ages 3-7 years and Cosmos is for 7-10 years. All the children start in church with their parents or carers and then go out as a group,  coming back before the end of the service. (Cosmos stands for Children of St Mary's on Sunday.) All our volunteers are DBS checked.



This new club if for Primary School aged children. It is an exciting mix of games, craft and learning about the Christian Faith. It meets every other Tuesday in school term from 15:45-17:15 in the church community hall. Dates are set out in the church calendar or speak to Sam Waako.


Young People (11+)

FAB is our group for youth. Meeting either on Sunday mornings in the 11.00 service or on Sunday evenings – there is some flexibility to meet the demands of the modern teenager’s life! So there is always a session, but a termly programme card gives the details. Information is always available from the church calendar on this website or from Sam Waako. All our volunteers are DBS checked.





Our drop-in club for carers, babies and toddlers in the church hall. We meet on Mondays 1.30 -3.00 pm in the school term. There are lots of toys, craft, songs coffee + chat and friendship. Everyone is welcome.



First Steps (for babies, toddlers and carers)

We welcome small children on Sundays, but realise that they need a special sort of attention. Fortnightly there is a shorter 'service' including songs, stories and craft for pre-school children. Afterwards we serve refreshments and there is 'free play' for the children. First Steps meets on alternate Wednesdays (10.00 to 11.00am) in the church. The exact dates can be found in the 'What's On' section of the 'About St Mary's' page on this website and the church newsletter.



Christ's love has the first and last word in everything we do


St Mary's Parish Office

St Mary's Community Hall

Church Street

Hampton, TW12 2EB


​Registered Charity no. 1133768




020 8941 7221