St Andrew’s aims to be at the heart of the community. The buildings are used by a wide range of regular users, from our weekday Coffee Shop and Playgroup, to local history groups and the U3A.
St Andrew’s Playgroup aims to offer good quality play experiences in a caring environment. Play is seen as the most important learning medium for the preschool child. A variety of well planned activities will assist your child’s physical, mental and spiritual development in a Christian setting, helping them to become well-balanced, with the skills and experience to make a confident start at school.
The Playgroup meets in the smaller Primary Hall on Monday to Friday mornings 9.30am to 11.30am during school term times. It has been in operation for many years with a qualified and dedicated staff and supportive parents.
St Andrew’s Playgroup is open to all children aged from 2 years and you can add your child’s name to the waiting list at any time. We will do our best to accommodate children with special needs, taking into account the facilities available to us.
At present fees are £6.75 per session, payable every half term in advance. Please speak to the Playgroup Leader if this is difficult for you for any reason.
If you would like further information about the Playgroup or to discuss its suitability for your child, please get in touch via the contact page.
Our Coffee Shop is open each weekday between 10am – 12pm serving a variety of drinks and snacks.
What is Messy Church?
Messy Church is church… but not as you might know it! It’s informal, family-friendly and interactive.
What happens at Messy Church?
There is about an hour of different activities such as crafts, games and challenges followed by a short celebration. The celebration usually involves a Bible story, a prayer and a song. After all that, there’s then a shared meal!
Who is Messy Church for?
Everyone! The relaxed atmosphere means that anyone can join in. We always have some activities which are suitable for pre-schoolers, babies can play with our toys and our oldest guest (so far) has been 83!
How much does Messy Church cost?
Nothing – it’s free! There is no charge to join us for Messy Church.
If you would like further information about Messy Church, please get in touch by using the contact page.
Parents and Toddlers meet in the church hall on a Tuesday between 9.30am – 11am during term time.