Little Lambs
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Toddler groupLittle Lambs is the St Mary's baby and toddler group. 
We meet on Friday mornings during term time from 10-11:30am.  We welcome any pre-school age children (0-5 years old) with their parents or carers. There are lots of toys to play with, a craft and songs and a short story from the Bible in circle time.  We provide small refreshments for children and tea and coffee for adults.

What: Little Lambs toddler group
Where: St Mary's Church, Wimbledon Road SW17 0UQ
When: Friday 10-11:30am, during school term time, excluding half-term
Cost: Optional contribution of £1 per family

More information is available in our flyer here or please see the FAQs below.

FAQs

Do I need to book or register?
There is no need to book in advance, you can come along weekly or whenever you can. We do ask you to complete a registration form the first time you come for our safeguarding records and to ensure we can keep you and your children safe. A copy of the registration form can be found here if you prefer to print it and complete in advance: Registration Form.

What covid-safe measures are in place?
All our activities follow the latest government guidance on covid.  You can see more details and our risk assessment on our covid information pages.  Please do not attend Little Lambs if you have any of the symptoms of covid, or if you have been asked to self-isolate.  We will provide hand sanitiser and encourage you to regularly clean your hands.  There will also be surface wipes for toys if needed. Face masks are not mandatory but you are welcome to wear one and the area is spacious so you will be able to keep distance from others if you wish to.

Who is it for?
The group is for any one with a pre-school child - parents, carers, nannies, child minders or grandparents - everyone is welcome.  We ask all parents or carers to supervise their children throughout the session.

What will a typical week look like?
Doors open at 10am and you are welcome to arrive from then onwards, doors close to new arrivals at 11am.  Between 10am and 11am there is free play, craft and chat time. We have a wide range of toys for different ages and interests available - whether creative toys and building, reading, dressing up etc. There is an optional craft available which will relate to the Bible story for the week.  Tea and coffee is available for adults between 10-11am.
At 11am, we will tidy up the toys and have refreshments and circle time. We provide water and a healthy snack for the children followed by some songs and a short story from the Bible.  We wrap up at 11:30am.

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Planning your Visit

New to Church?


Welcome! Whether you've just moved to the area, or have lived here all your life, we hope our website helps you to find out everything you want to know about St Mary’s Church, Summerstown.
 

Key information about the church...

Where & when does the church meet?

Our Church meets every Sunday at 10:30am for our Sunday services. On the first and third Sundays of the month is a traditional holy communion service, the second and fourth Sunday is an informal morning service.  Each service lasts between an hour and an hour and a quarter.

We meet at:

46 Wimbledon Road
London SW17 0UQ

You can see a map on our contact us page and more details on our Sunday Services page.

What should I expect when I visit the church?

You will receive a warm welcome particularly from our welcome team who will be able to answer your questions, will give you an order of service and direct you to where you need to go. Our services include time for singing, prayers led from the front, and a Bible reading and a talk explaining the Bible passage.  

The person leading the service will tell you what you need and you are welcome to join in or listen in to whatever you feel comfortable with.

After the service tea, coffee and biscuits are served - a chance for some of us to say hello to you!

What happens to the kids at church?

We have groups for the children during the service.

Play space (young children and babies) - we have a space in church for play for young children with their parents during the service, you're welcome to use this with your children
Crèche (up to 3 years) - a sound-proof space in the church hall for parents to take their younger children during the service if they’d like to, you can listen to the service there
Sunday Club (2-5 and 5-11 year olds) - games, crafts and Bible teaching for the children during the service

Children stay with the adults at the start of the service for the first songs and a children’s spot. The leader will announce when it's time for the children to go to their groups.  If your child is new to church, feel free to accompany them to their group, get them settled in and, if they're happy, to leave them there.

See more information about Sunday Club here.

Is there a dress code?

No! Please just be yourself and come dressed in your 'normal' clothes.

Will I have to join in?

Not at all! You are free to simply observe or participate as much as feels comfortable for you.

What else happens during the week?

We've got a number of other events during the week.  See our Church Life pages for what's coming up.

In particular:
  • Midweek Bible studies
  • Prayer meeting
  • Toddler group (Fridays)
  • Friday Club
  • Joint monthly evening service with Summerstown Mission Evangelical Church    
 

I have more questions, how can I get in touch and ask them?

Please feel free to contact us - we are very happy to answer any question you may have.

To see who's who in our staff and leadership, or if you just want to have a face to look out for, check out our Who's Who page.