Young People 

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

*** All worship currently suspended – click the link below for some youth prayer resources***
An informal and accessible short Eucharist service for young people every 4th Sunday of the month at 530pm at Christ Church. All ages are very welcome, but it is ideal for year 5 upwards (aged 10+).
We will offer short themed discussions on subjects chosen by our Youth Council and will use music (from pop to rap) and film. Afterwards there will be refreshments and a time to catch up with friends.

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)

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 11.00.

Signpost (11-13 years old)

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 twice a month on Fridays (except half terms, 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 two Fridays a month (except half terms, Christmas, Easter & summer school holidays) in the parish hall next to Christ Church 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 9:30pm.

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 or on 07799664118.