St Mary’s is a growing, family-friendly church at the heart of Sholing – offering a place of friendship and belonging to people of all ages and backgrounds. We believe that God extends his love to everyone through Jesus Christ, so we too hope to communicate God's love and acceptance to all. Our aim is to be a diverse church which is fun and attractive; a creative community expressing love in practical ways; a multi-generational family in which people feel they belong. As we look to the future, we want to listen to the changing needs of our local community, and find new ways for people to explore the big questions of life and faith. For more info, get in touch or download our 'core values' statement here.
At St Mary’s we have a real focus on children and families... in fact, most of our recent growth has been among young families, and we hope to build on this as we continue to welcome new people into our church family, and as we serve others in our local community. We offer various child-friendly and family-focussed groups and activities on Sundays and throughout the week For more info, see the calendar below.
CHEEKY CHERUBS [THURS @ 10-11:30AM]
Putting smiles on little faces, our relaxed group for parents and babies/pre-schoolers meets on Thurs in term-time (places are limited, so please call ahead). Or come at 9:45AM for our TODDLER SERVICE, where little ones learn to pray and explore basic Bible stories.
MESSY CHURCH [3RD FRIDAY @ 5-7PM]
With arts and crafts, stories and singing, playing
and praying, making a mess, all wrapped up with
a simple meal together - you've never seen church
like this before! Once a month, for the whole family!
MONTY'S COMMUNITY HUB [TUES-THURS]
We also support Monty's Community Hub in Sholing,
running all sorts of activities for children and families.
Monty's has youth clubs, groups for parents and older
people, a community cafe, and much more. Monty's is
also home to Monty's Bike Hub. Click here for more info!