At St. Margaret’s there is a warm welcome for young children and families, and many opportunities to become involved:

Sunday Services

Our 9.15am Family Service is actively geared towards children, young people and families of all ages. For babies and toddlers who need distraction there is a small carpeted area at the front of church with toys and books. For further details go to A Guide to Services with Children.

There are many opportunities for children aged about 7+ to become actively involved in this service as

  • Serving – if you child would like to be a server, go to Servers.
  • Reading – if your child would like to read a lesson sometimes, please contact us via our Contact Page.
  • Singing as a member of Cant and Dec – offering a warm welcome to all children to participate. For further details go Cant & Dec.

Our 1045 Sung Mass also offers a warm welcome to children, young people and families. The following opportunities are available:

  • Sunday School - Children leave just before the first reading begins, and return for Communion. You are welcome to accompany your child if you wish.
  • Boat Bearer – young children aged approximately 7+ can train as a boat bearer and on a rota basis they can assist at high mass about once a month. For further details go to Servers.
  • Children aged about 11 or over can train to become a server.


Friday Playtime

This is a well established, popular group for the 0 – 3 year olds and their parents, grandparents or carers. For further details go to Playtime.

Social Events

There are occasional social events for young children. Past events have included a silly songs night with refreshments, and bowling trips to Skipton.

Child Protection Policy

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Dr Catherine Beaumont.