At St Mary's we offer a range of courses and opportunities:
The Alpha Course
The Alpha Course is an opportunity for anyone to explore the Christian faith. It's relaxed, low key, friendly and fun. There is a meal together at the beginning of each session, which gives our guests an opportunity to get to know each other. Listen, learn, discuss and discover. And ask anything.
Preparation for parents bringing children for baptism
Baptism is a sign of the beginning of a journey with God which continues for the rest of our lives. For all involved, particularly the candidates, parents and godparents, it is a joyful moment when we rejoice in what God has done in Christ, and respond in repentance and faith. You can expect a warm welcome when you enquire about baptism for your child. We offer a three-session course several times a year.
Over time, our awareness of God and our relationship with him can deepen and grow. Perhaps as you reflect on your life, you might feel a strengthening of your relationship with God and a feeling that he is leading you on. We offer confirmation preparation for children over twelve and for adults.
Small groups of six to twelve people normally meet in someone’s home, for fellowship, bible study and prayer. Each Home Group has leaders who take responsibility for the group and welcome new members at St Mary's.
Starter Church, Kids Church and Youth Church offer children and young people a safe and friendly place to learn. They meet during our Sunday morning service. We also offer a creche for the smallest children.
We enjoy getting to know the couples who marry at St Mary's. It's a personal service, with many opportunities to make the occasion really special. But we're also glad to offer a one-day preparation session that looks ahead to a lifelong marriage.
What do I do next?
Contact us and let us know what you're interested in and we'll help you take the next step.