Children and Families at the University Church

Babies, children, and families are an incredibly important part of our community at the University Church. Each week there is a crêche space available for parents to use with their children, in the Newman Room at the back of the Church, with easy access to toilet and baby changing facilities. Parents are welcome to use this space throughout the service, or as a respite space if a child gets restless. We want you to relax and feel very much at home at St Mary's.

We offer a range of learning opportunities for different age groups.

Godly Play (3-8)

We are delighted to have children worshipping with us at St Mary’s at the 10.30am service. A selection of toys and books are available in the Newman Room (behind the glass brick wall) next door to the baby changing facilities. Godly Play takes place monthly in the Old Library on the first Sunday of the month during the first 45 minutes of the 10.30am Sung Eucharist. It is particularly suitable for children aged 3-8 years old and their families.

If you have any questions, including about getting involved with the serving team, contact the Church office at