We see children and young people as the church of today, not tomorrow
Children, young people and families of all shapes and sizes are always welcome in Wanstead parish. During the Covid pandemic our services will take place online – please check our calendar for details.
Family Service, Christ Church at 9am on Sunday: Ideal for 0-6 years
A mix of Eucharistic worship, songs and play for pre-school children up to and including Year One children (aged 6). This short video gives a great idea of what goes on – come along and join the fun!
Youth Eucharist, monthly at Christ Church at 530pm: Ideal for 10+ years
Traditional Sung Eucharistic Service at Christ Church at 10am on Sunday: Ideal for ages 7 plus
Young people are most welcome to this service, and have the option of joining Junior Church, where we offer age appropriate teaching during the service, and rejoining us for communion.
St Mary’s Children’s Church at 1115am on Sunday: 0-12 years
Children and young people of all ages are warmly welcome to worship across the 11.15 am range of services at St. Mary’s. We offer a wide range of different age appropriate resources to keep children and young people interested and engaged throughout the services and find that they love our boxed pews!
Little Angels, Christ Church at 10am on Wednesdays: 0-4 years
(Term time only)
** During this pandemic, this group will meet online via Zoom. Sign up here and select Christ Church Wanstead.** A free group for caregivers and toddlers, with babies also welcome. Bring your Little Angels to have fun with stories and songs, music and toys, and squash, tea and toast. Finishes at 11.15.
Signpost is run as a traditional youth club complete with tuck shop. We enjoy a wide range of games and activities, with plenty of opportunities to get to know new people, share points of view and explore all kinds of topics and electronic and more traditional games. We meet in the Parish Hall next door to Christ Church on the 2nd & 4th Friday of each month (except Christmas, Easter & summer school holidays) from 8 to 9.30 pm.
The Bridge (13+)
The Bridge is an informal youth group that meets up on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month (except Christmas, Easter & summer school holidays) in the parish hall next to Christ Church to share pizza, to chat, to explore a wide range of topics and to enjoy a range of electronic and traditional games. The group runs from 8pm to 10pm and sometimes includes a simple Eucharist.
Wanstead 20s & 30s group
A social group that offers community and friendship to people in Wanstead and the East London area, our programme of events is flexible and very much depends on the interests of our members at the time. It includes: going to gigs, or the cinema, going for walks in Waltham Forest and beyond and evenings in the pub or cafe but we are always open to new ideas.
Please join us! You don’t need to attend church to be a member.
For more information about the group, please contact Father Tom on firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07799664118.