The Family Service

11:00am on the first Sunday of each calendar month. These services are simpler, shorter, noisier, more interactive, more fun and generally more accessible to children. Occasionally we have additional Family Services, for example on Mothering Sunday and Good Friday.


These services are informal, interactive and engaging; particularly suitable for children or younger adults. At each service we think about a different bible story, and have prayers in the Taizé style with candles and icons. There are pictures to look at and guitar style music. The service is called Together@9.30 because we gather at 9.30am for about 35 minutes. Together@9.30 takes place on the second and fourth Sunday of most months (check the schedule for this month on the St Mary’s Services page). It is a great way to start your Sunday!

Baby and Toddler Praise 

Baby and Toddler Praise is normally held at St Mary’s Lapworth on the last Friday of the month.  Coffee is served from 09:30.  At 10am there is a story, a song and a prayer.

Other Services

Children are welcome to attend any of our services, but the Family Service and Together@930 are usually the most suitable! The crib service on Christmas Eve is also popular.


We have been experimenting with puppets and songs to enhance our worship at the family service.

These have proved popular and we hope to see more of the puppets.