Children, families and young people

St Mary’s is a family-friendly church; you and your children are very welcome here at any time.  Every Sunday we normally have a family service at 11am.  We also run various children’s services, clubs and events through the year.

Keep up to date with our family activities via this website, follow us on Facebook St Mary’s Buckden or on twitter @a1churchbuckden

If you want to be added to our email distribution list for families, please email

We have close links with our village school, Buckden CE Primary Academy, our ministry team is involved with collective worship each week, we have two Foundation Governors and many of the congregation are involved as helpers, parents and as pupils of the school.

Groups from the village primary school, nursery and pre-school playgroup visit St Mary’s for their own services to celebrate each of the main church festivals (Christmas, Easter, Harvest) and for educational visits at other times during the year.

Buckden & District Churches Together also run a series of children / family activity workshops through the year.


REGULAR CLUBS & ACTIVITIES AT ST MARY’Speople in church doorway

 ALL-AGE SERVICE  on the 1st Sunday of each month at 11.00am.  With the whole church family together, this service includes lively music led by *Angel Voices, a talk suitable for all ages, and plenty to engage both children and adults.


the hospitality of Abraham's children
Sunday Club (for younger children) and Bible Band (for teenagers) take place in the Living Stones Room in St Mary’s during the 11.00am Sunday service every week (except for the 1st Sunday and during the main school holidays).

Admission to Holy Communion before confirmation is offered for children (KS2 and above ) who come to church regularly .
Confirmation Classes are offered for older children, teens and adults to explore their faith 

There is a Children’s Area at the back of the church; a carpeted area for younger children who need to move around a bit during the service. There are toys and books in boxes under the pews  in this area.  A  colouringrange of Colouring Books (about Holy Communion, baptism, weddings, and various seasonal themes), colouring sheets and colouring pencils are available.
If you or your child just needs to escape from the main service for a while, you can use the Tower Room at back of church or you are very welcome to come into the Living Stones and join in with Sunday Club.

File0002*Angel Voices is an informal all-age choir which is open to everyone.  They normally practice in church at 6.45pm every Friday evening and lead the singing at the All-Age Service on the first Sunday each month. Call Chris for more information 01480 812777 or just turn up.

There is loads going on for families at St Mary’s.  We try to have something for everyone.  Do come along and join in with any / all of these activities and services.

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