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.

Sunbeams is returning after Christmas on Wednesday 12th January 2022  at St Mark’s Church. Please pre-book on Eventbrite for your weekly slot at Sunbeams. For more information contact the parish office 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.