Sunbeams-stay and play toddler group is held at St Mark’s church hall from 10.00 am to 11.15 am, most Wednesday’s in school term time. Our group is run by volunteers from our church congregation and a warm welcome is extended to all parents, grandparents and carers and their children from 0 to 5 years old.

We aim to provide a safe and friendly environment where children and adults can have a happy time. We hope that everyone will be able to make friends and feel supported. There are a variety of toys to play with , and a designated carpet area for babies with suitable toys for them. Each week there is a different craft activity for the older children to do. During this time from 10-11am, tea, coffee and biscuits are served. At 11am  everyone helps tidy away after which is a 10 minute singing session. We always finish with our ‘goodbye Sunbeams’ song!

You are welcome to come to a ”taster” session at any time when we will take your details. Due to the popularity of the group we regret that a place may not be available immediately.  In this case do enquire again at the beginning of the following term.

Due to the restrictions of Covid Sunbeams has being meeting online since March. We have consulted our Sunbeams group on returning to St Mark’s Church on Wednesday mornings. We will not currently be returning to the church for our Sunbeams group. We have decided to set up a buddy system. This would be linking our Sunbeam members to meet together as a two family social bubble.  If you would be interested in signing up to this buddy scheme please contact Clare at

Additional to our playgroup we have a  family service which is child friendly for younger children and their families. This starts at 9.15am at St Mark’s church on the second and forth Sunday of each month.

For more information about families and children at St Andrew and St Mark please click here.