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Families

We want children to know how special and valued they are. We believe that each child matters and is precious and important to God. We have a number of activities on Sundays and during the week and in all our children’s groups, our leaders and volunteers are DBS checked and have undergone safeguarding training.

If you would like more details on any of the activities below, please contact our Children and Families Worker.

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Family services

These short (approximately 30 mins), informal services are for children of all ages, often involving craft activities. 

Normally on the second Sunday of the month (09:45 for crafts, service starting at 10:15) at St Mary's in Wallingford and the first Sunday of the month (09:30 or 16:00) at St Agatha's in Brightwell. 

Jesus and Me (JAM) Children's Church

We want to have lots of fun in our JAM Kids program. It is held every Sunday, except the second Sunday of the month, at 10:00, during Parish Communion in St Mary's Wallingford. Together we explore Bible stories and the Christian faith through games, drama, songs, crafts and much more. Feel free to join us.

Babies and toddlers on Wednesday

Baby singing starts at 10:00 in St Mary's Wallingford. We are aimed at the younger baby and it's free! The toddler group Tiny toes is currently suspended until we find a new leader. We hope to be running again later in the year - keep a look out here. 

Other activities

There are lots of groups or areas you can volunteer to get involved with. Here is a snap shot – more details can be found by clicking the image. 

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The band practice during the week and ring for services and special occasions. 

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Choir practice is held on Friday evening starting with the junior choristers.

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Join a small group of who play in Wallingford at the Family Service.

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Emmaus and Bible groups meet to discuss the Christian faith.

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A relaxed friendship group that meets monthly with occasional speakers.

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All types of skills and talents can be used from welcoming to streaming.

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Help maintain the flowers, including seasonal celebrations.

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Drop in for a chat or help out serving coffee in Wallingford and Brightwell. 

Hire the space

St Mary's (in Wallingford) was reordered to provide a more versatile space that could be used by the wider community. The space can be configured for many different types of events: markets, exhibitions, concerts, singing practice or meetings. It can be booked for a one off or more regularly. Find out more here

Other community links

Every 2nd Tuesday
of the month, 14:00–15:30 

Sometimes it helps to talk about carer experiences; other times, just enjoying the company of others without having to explain yourselfis comfort enough, knowing that
you are not alone.

Members may be caring for a family member or a friend who is unwell, ageing or has a disability.

 

The group promotes sharing of ideas, information and providing support to each other, encouraging self care, and putting you in touch with agencies that can assist you with respite and other carer needs.

 

The group also enables you to get a much needed break and a chance to get out of
the house.

Street Pastors

This is a Churches Together initiative in which we participate. Wallingford Street Pastors were commissioned on 28th October 2011 and had their first night on the streets after the service. We need volunteers to be trained to patrol the streets on Friday nights; they are also active on Saturday nights for special events, such as Bunkfest. We also need ‘Prayer Pastors’ who pray at the night time base and ‘Prayer Partners’ who pray at home while the patrols are out. Both can keep in touch by phone and text messages. For more information, click here.

Wallingford Emergency Food Bank

The food bank was setup by Churches Together in the Wallingford Area with the aim of providing emergency food packages to those who need them. To find out more, click here.  

 

You can leave food in the church, under the table near the TV screen, when the church is open; donated food must have a Use By date of at least 3 months ahead; no fresh food. Ideal foods to donate include canned foods, pasta, cereals, tea and coffee etc.

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