Children and Families
Children, Young people and Families
Children are able to engage fully in our All Age services on first Sundays, for example: as acolytes, participating in intercessions, welcoming and the offertory. There is usually an interactive talk which young and old enjoy. Recently a group of families has started a bring-and-share picnic lunch after the service – not just for those with little ones – all ages are welcome to join in!
8 and over
Junior Church meets on the second and fourth Sunday of each month at the 10am service. At the moment, Junior Church meets in Breakout Rooms during the online service. There are two Breakout Rooms; one for children aged 7 and under and one for children aged 8 and over. The Rooms are led by two adult members of the congregation, often following the theme of the bible readings used in the main service or using seasonal material.
Messy Church is finding ways to connect online during the pandemic. Messy Church Trumpington creates a space for the community to explore and experience hospitality, creativity, faith, community, and fun!
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In recent years M&Ms, a youth group for school years 6 and up, has met fortnightly on a Sunday afternoon in term-time. It brings together young people from Trumpington, Grantchester and Newnham, offering social events alongside opportunities to go deeper in faith.
Contact: Steve Burgess
St Mary and St Michael’s has strong links with the primary schools in the parish. The vicar has traditionally been a governor of Fawcett School, latterly of the Trumpington Federation, while other clergy and several members of the congregation have served or are serving on the various school boards.
Members of the congregation are familiar faces thanks to the popular Open the Book assemblies.
Our partnerships with council-employed Child and Family Centre Workers and other have enabled the running of a range of successful seasonal events: Shrove Tuesday Pancake Party; Messy Christmas; Easter garden session and a Mossy Church at Trumpington Meadows Wildlife Reserve. Some of these are becoming annual events.
Support for pre-school families
Church members are involved in a range of initiatives to support key relationships in the first years of life. MOPS (Mothers of Pre-schoolers) meets fortnightly on second and fourth Wednesdays at Trumpington Meadows School 9.45-11.30am during term-time, with a supervised crèche, Moppets, which is run by members of the congregation, thus allowing mothers to meet in a relaxed way.