St Mark's Methodist Church


Gloucester Road, Cheltenham GL51 8PX

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Sparx | Toddlers | Messy Church


Sparx is open to all children from the age of 5 years onwards. They can discover the Bible and all it has to offer through a series of fun activities—stories, music, craft, games and drama! We meet every Sunday morning, starting at 10.30 am and usually finishing between 11.30 & 11.45. Children can meet in a safe environment where all the leaders have undergone a DBS check. Every two months or so we join in with the rest of the congregation in the main church for our special All Age Worships.

AAW logo Our next All Age Worship (ideal for families and those new to the church): to be announced.

If your children or any children you know are interested in finding out more about Sparx, please contact Vicki on 01242 692570, e-mail <> or simply come along and join us on a Sunday morning!


Our Toddler group is an informal session, run by DBS-checked volunteers from the congregation to provide a safe environment for children from birth to 5 years to play, and for parents/guardians to relax and share experiences.

We have a variety of toys to play with, are members of Gloucestershire Libraries, and have a range of books that can be used and borrowed by the children.

We meet from 9.30 to 11.30 am every Wednesday during term-time.
Cost: £1 per adult to cover tea/coffee.

For more information contact <>.

Messy Church

Messy Church is held from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm on the first Wednesday of each school holiday (apart from Christmas), and is a morning of fun for children of school age.

We hear a bible story, create craft works, and share with everyone as the story continues. The morning ends with a buffet lunch. There's no charge – come and join us. All children should be accompanied by a responsible adult.

For more information contact Julie on 01242 574959 or e-mail <>.