Special Events for primary school ages

Explorers Abroad 2022

If you are in years 5 and 6 then you are invited to come on our annual Explorers Holiday to the Isle of Wight. We go during the summer half term week, Monday 30th May to Friday 3rd June, giving us the possibility of good weather and therefore making the most of the seaside location. We stay at Westbrook which is a dedicated Urban Saints Centre in Ryde. You can find details at westbrook.urbansaints.org.

We will provide a full and varied programme including:

  • A boat trip
  • Visiting a lighthouse
  • Wide games
  • Bonfire
  • Beach activities (just a 5 minute walk away!)
  • A low-ropes course
  • Climbing wall
  • A heated indoor swimming pool
  • Lazer Tag!

Each evening we have themed sessions with entertaining but challenging Christian Bible teaching. We also create our own web site during the week, adding a page each day about what we have done. Do look at pictures from previous years on the church website booking page, or ask anyone that’s been before if you want to know what the week is like - we think you’ll discover it’s a great holiday.

This is a wonderful opportunity for the children to get to know each other and Jesus better, and it always provides positive experiences that can last a lifetime.

The price is £200 per child for the five days, which includes all travel, food and outings. We request a £50 deposit now, and the balance can be paid any time between now and two weeks before the holiday (i.e. Sunday 15th May). We would not want any child to miss this opportunity purely for financial reasons so, if applicable, please do speak to in confidence.

As we can only take 22 children, places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

To book a place for your child, please click on the button below and make payment via PayPal or by cheque made out to "St Mary's PCC" and handed to .

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This is the Explorer group (years 5 & 6) annual holiday where we go away for a fun packed week of beach activities, ropes course, swimming, team games, visits to a Lifeboat and lighthouse and much more. 

We go to the Isle of Wight during the May half term holiday from Monday to Friday. Do plan to keep those dates free for your children to come!


We are thrilled that we can plan to go to the Isle of Wight again next May 2022.

The dates will be from Monday 30th May until Friday 3rd June.

On 31st October we often hold a Superhero Party in the church hall. This is aimed at children aged 5-10 and gives them a fun alternative to trick-or-treating.

We have a Bible talk which aims to show each child that Jesus is the only true Superhero who can save us. With games, quizzes and a party tea there is lots of fund and most children come dressed up as their favourite superhero. We also make sure they get lots of sweets!

For more details of the event this year do contact [hidden].

As well as regular assemblies in many of our local schools we run special Christmas and Easter events for the children in year 6 from local primary schools.

These last for two hours and through drama, quizzes, games, Bible reading, music and cooking we explain the Biblical message and details of both key Christian celebrations.

For more details or if you are able to help in any way then please contact [hidden].