Our Groups

To be a growing church making a growing difference

Lightnings

This is our group for children aged 4-11 which offers them the opportunity to find out more about Jesus and his love for them through stories, crafts, songs and prayers. We meet on the second and fourth Sundays of the month in our Family Room at the back of church during the 10am Holy Communion services. We start off all together in church, then go out for 30-40 minutes before re-joining the rest of the congregation for communion.

We worship together with the rest of the congregation on the first Sunday of the month (All Age Worship) and on the Third and Fifth Sundays of the month, there is a  children’s talk and activity within the service

Rainbows, Brownies and Guides

We are pleased to have several Units affiliated to St Mary’s 

There’s so much to try in our programme, all designed so there’s something for every girl.

The structure of our programme means girls can grow along with the themes from Rainbows right up to Rangers. 

 Our members worked with us at every stage to design and test every element of this programme, from activities to badge design. Interest badges alone were tested and tried by over 1,000 girls and parents, and many more members and young women tried out activities at unit meetings, consultations, focus groups and camps.

Themes

The programme has six consistent themes that run all the way from Rainbows to Rangers.

Anniversary Badges

These bold badges celebrate membership and commitment. There’s a badge to mark each year a girl spends as part of the guiding family – no matter what age she joins.

Interest Badges

Interest badges are a girls’ opportunity to explore her own interests, hobbies and passions outside of the unit setting.

Unit Meeting Activities

There are lots of fun, ready-to-go unit meeting activities of varying lengths and styles, which can be dropped into gaps in your programme to add balance and variation to the guiding experience.

Skills Builders

Skills builders are designed to stretch and challenge girls of all abilities and enable them to develop core skills throughout their guiding journey.

Theme Awards

A combination of unit meeting activities, interest badges and skills builders on the same theme will help girls build up to a Theme award that demonstrates the time they’ve dedicated to exploring that area.

Section Gold awards

Once girls have completed all six Theme awards within one section, they’ll have the chance to complete one final challenge to earn this very special ‘top award’.

SCOUTS

10thWarrington West Scout Group is linked to St Mary’s church. We meet at the Scout Hut on Highfield Avenue.

Scouting is open to boys and girls of all ages and abilities. It aims to promote the development of young people in achieving their full potential as individuals. It does this through an exciting and adventurous programme of training, activities and awards.

The sections of the group and age ranges are described below.

Beaver Scouts (aged 6 to 8 years) enjoy making friends, playing games, going on visits and helping others. They meet on Mondays from 6 to 7 pm.

Cub Scouts (aged 8 to 10½ years) get a chance to try lots of different activities like swimming, music, exploring, computing and collecting. They meet on Mondays from 7 to 8:30 pm

Scouts (aged 10½ to 14 years) undertake an exciting programme including lots of adventurous and challenging activities. They meet on Thursdays from 7 to 9 pm.

Scouting relies on adult volunteers to deliver the programme for young people and for many supporting roles. If you feel you can spare the time to help out in any way, we will be pleased to hear from you.

For more information on joining Beavers, Cubs or Scouts, or to volunteer as an adult helper, click the link below to contact the group.

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ST Mary’s Church of England
Liverpool Road, Great Sankey,
Warrington WA5 1RE