St Mary’s Church, Wendover – everyone is welcome.

We are an inclusive Church. Our aim is to be a community of faith that follow the example of Jesus in showing acceptance and value of all. We seek to serve and welcome all who come to share this journey of finding the love and grace of God. This means we foster an environment which does not discriminate on grounds of economic power, gender, mental health, physical ability, race or sexuality.
Everyone is welcome

This website gives details of aspects of church life which we hope you’ll find useful. Please contact our Parish Office if you’d like more information or to speak to someone.

Please see the calendar pages for up to date information on service times and forthcoming key dates and events.

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Children at St. Mary’s

How are children involved in St Mary’s?

children at St Mary'sChildren of all ages are a welcome and important part of the life of St Mary’s. We recognise that although children are the church of tomorrow, they are also very much the church of today. Therefore we offer a range of groups that we hope offer children of all ages the opportunity to learn and worship in a way that is relevant and exciting for them. In addition to the Ignite groups that meet on a Sunday morning, there are a number of other children’s activities that members of St Mary’s run or are involved with.


How is Ignite organised?

We have a happy and thriving Junior Church called Ignite which runs during school term time. During school holidays, there are no organised groups but often alternative material and activities are provided. We offer theChildren with bubbleschildren an opportunity to find God in a loving and supportive environment. With this in mind we use a wide range of materials and approaches, with the opportunity to respond to these sessions with a variety of crafts, music, drama and dance. The teaching programme for children in years 1 to 6 is based on the Scripture Union Light material.

Once a month and at some special services such as Mothering Sunday, Harvest and Christmas, we hold a family service when we make a real effort to ensure that the children feel involved and interested in the teaching, prayer and worship. Our All Age Service is called Explore (click for details).

What are the groups?

  • Ignite happens on two Sundays each month. Children will still begin their time in the 10.30am service before leaving to go to their groups.
  • Ignite extends to children from the age of 0 to 11, when they will transfer into Surge.
  • Ignite is organised into two groups, with the younger children up to the age of 5 meeting downstairs in the Church Centre and those aged between 6 and 11 meeting upstairs.

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Who should I contact for more information?
For more information about Junior Church contact the Parish Office.

How are older children catered for?

We have a number of groups for our young people. Please see the youth groups page.

What is Noah’s Ark?

Noah’s Ark is a group for carers and children (from 0 to preschool) run by Churches Together in Wendover. Meetingslittle girl with bubble mixture are held every Friday during school term time from 10.00am to 12 noon in the Wendover Christian Centre on Aylesbury Road. Leaders from all three churches take turns in preparing the morning’s activities. These are usually themed and consist of a story, a related craft activity, music and song, plus an opportunity for the children to play and their carers to socialise. Refreshments are provided for both children and adults. We are always pleased to welcome anyone to the group.

For further information about any of the children’s activities associated with St Mary’s, please contact the Parish Office.