Youth and Families

There are various activities in the benefice for children and young people.

Puddle Ducklings meets on the first Thursday of the month from 12:30-2:30 pm in St Mary’s Church Hall, Fordingbridge, for fun, games, fellowship and stories with other children aged 0-5 and their grown ups. Bring your packed lunches to enjoy whilst you chat together. Refreshments will be served. NB. there is no Puddle Ducklings meeting during August.

Boost currently meets on the first Thursday of the month from 3:30pm in St Mary’s Church Hall, Fordingbridge, but as from June 2019 it will meet on the third Thursday of the month, 3:30 – 5:30pm, still in St Mary’s Church Hall. Boost is for families to come together for fun, games, creativity and worship. A cooked meal is served and everyone sits together to enjoy the hospitality. Boost will meet every month including the school summer holiday.

Allsorts family service is on the 1st Sunday of the month at 10:30am in St Mary’s Church, Fordingbridge. Come and join us for a friendly, informal family service.

Children@StMary’s – is our group for children and young people that takes place in the North Chapel, during the 09:30 am service at St Mary’s Church, Fordingbridge. Children of all ages are welcome, little ones may want to bring their parent/carer with them. Children leave the service part way through and return in time for the Eucharist. There is a dedicated area with toys and games for families to enjoy at all times in the service.

Messy Church is organised by Churches Together in Fordingbridge. It is a way of being church for families, involving fun, creativity, hospitality and celebration. Messy Church is held on the 2nd Monday of the month at 3.30 pm at Hyde.

Youth Space is a relaxed and informal time for Young People (yr 7) and above in Hyde Church Community Centre at 4:30pm on the first Sunday of the month.

Young people are also welcome to join our choir and bellringers groups.

CLICK HERE for the Spring 2017 Children’s and Families’ programme and calendar.