Children / Young People and Families

Activities for youngsters and their families


Messy Church

Messy Church

Messy Church is a very exciting, fun all-age church (but not on a Sunday!).   It is held approximately bi-monthly at St Francis Church.

It has a theme such as Christmas, Easter, Zacchaeus, On the Move, New Start.

Messy Church has three main parts:-

Fun Activities including crafts, puzzles, reflection, games based on the theme
Fun Worship based on the theme. This is a short time of worship which will include story, prayer, action song

Messy Church is a FREE event for all the family.





Parent, Babies and Toddler Group

We invite you to come along to our Parent and Toddler group (Tiddlers), which is held on Tuesday morning (during term time) 9.30 to 11.00 am at St Francis Church, Meir Heath.

During the morning a variety of activities can take place including story, art and craft, song, actions and these will, at times, be linked to our Christian roots especially at Christmas and Easter.

Support & Prayer We are a church based team and will encourage the children and yourselves to close our time together with a prayer. If you, or someone you know, would like to be remembered in our Sunday morning Mass prayers or our weekly prayers for the community, please let Sue or a member of the team know.

Refreshments We serve tea, coffee, squash & biscuits or toast during the morning. Yummy! If you would like to celebrate your child’s birthday, and would like to bring a cake, we are happy to include this during refreshment time. There is no charge for the group or for refreshments. However, voluntary donations can be made, with contributions being used to buy new toys and equipment.

Baby changing facilities We have a toilet situated in the entrance area. There are a limited number of nappies, wipes, nappy sacks available should your child need them at any time during the morning.

Toys and Equipment Our toys and equipment are checked and cleaned on a regular basis to ensure they are clean and safe. If any toy or equipment is found to be faulty, please notify a member of the team straight away, and the item will be removed.

Just drop in for some fun playtime and a chat... We look forward to meeting you and your little one(s)!


Children's Church

Children's Church at St Francis'

St Francis Church have their Children's Church every Sunday morning during 9.30am Mass (except during the school holidays) in the Walchester Room which is a room off the main church.
Children's Church is open to all children but if your child is pre school age then please join them.

If they are school age, you can bring them and leave them with us and pick them up later but you are welcome to come along to church with them.

Children's Church is led by a team of Leaders (all of whom are CRB/DBS checked). The Leaders are there to help your child(ren) grow in their Christian faith and to learn more about Jesus' love for them, whilst having lots of fun with friends!

Your Children's Church Leaders are -

Sue Trudi