Kids’ Church

Welcome to St Mary’s Cathedral Kids’ Church! At St. Mary’s we’re convinced that the gospel is for all people, including the youngest of children. We strive to support parents in their great responsibility to bring up their children to know and love Christ as Saviour and Lord. We’d love you to join us!

Kids’ church meets every Sunday at 10.30am. Children aged 0-12 are warmly invited to join our classes which provide

  • gospel-centered
  • age-appropriate
  • bible-based teaching

At present, the following groups are available:


Supervised Crèche (0-2 years)

A safe play space for infants and toddlers and supervised by trained carers. In addition, there is a changing table with supplies for your convenience, a baby swing, and for nursing mothers, a nursing pillow and chairs.


3-4 years

Lessons are taught by a minimum of 3 teachers, beginning with a short playtime followed by singing and Bible teaching from God’s word in a simple and interactive way. Our goal is to introduce children to God and Jesus.

You are welcome to leave your child with us, though are also welcome to stay if your child is unsettled.


5-6 years

Lessons are led by at least 2 teachers. Lessons begin with singing, prayer and games, followed by an interactive teaching time from God’s word, which is then reinforced with various activities including singing, games, craft and prayers. Our goal is to introduce the children to the main story of the Bible, and help them begin trusting in Jesus.


7-9 years

Children begin their time at church within the service, participating in the service until the greeting time (SMACC) or gradual hymn (liturgical service). Children spend time being taught God’s word and learning more about trusting and following Jesus. Lessons are interactive, and includes games, songs and activities. Our goal is to help children begin reading the Bible for themselves and trust Christ as Saviour and Lord.


10-12 years

Children begin their time at church within the service, participating in the service until the greeting time (SMACC) or gradual hymn (liturgical service). For this age group, we encourage the children to engage directly in the study of God’s word, and to work out for themselves what it means to follow Christ as their personal Saviour and Lord. Children become confident in finding their way around the bible and are encouraged to read out in class if they are able. We spend time sharing and discussing application of God’s word often using puzzles and games to introduce or reinforce the topic.


Children and youth are an active part of our community life and on the weeks when there are no groups they participate in serving the wider community during the Sunday service.


Additional Activities

Throughout the year the children have opportunities to learn more about Jesus in other ways aside of Sunday services.

  • At Church Camps children have their own program throughout the weekend with focused teaching, games and activities.
  • Kids’ Church Christmas Party Each year the children work hard to share the Gospel through the Christmas story. They have a Christmas party and invite their Christian and non-Christian friends and their parents to come along and hear about Christmas and join in some games and activities.
  • Christmas Eve Kids’ Service – a family service
  • Parenting Seminars to help parents to think biblically about raising their children.


If you or your child have any special needs, or you would like us to help you settle your child in Kids’ Church, please do contact us. We’re delighted to provide advice and support as much as we are able.


For more information on children ministry please contact us a