Please note that, with the exception of the Sundays clubs, these groups meet during school term-time only.
We love to welcome children and young people to our family services held at 10.45 in St Thomas’ and 11.00 at St Luke’s.
The first Sunday of each month you and your children can come to church to worship together along with our church family of all ages.
All children and young people start in church but during term time will later leave for their
different groups to learn more about their faith through the bible in a fun, lively and relevant way:
Bubbles for toddlers (with their parents) through to pre-school children (in church hall)
Splash for children from Reception to Year 2 (in church hall)
Xstream for children in Years 3-6 (in Guide hut)
Belltower for young people in high school (in the Bell Tower)
All children start in church at 11am service and then leave for a group for under 8s or another for those older. These run each week from September to July and are places where they can enjoy getting to know Jesus better.
We meet twice a month on Saturdays from 4-5pm in St Thomas’ school for family fun, including games, crafts, food, worship and a short interactive talk. Please contact Nicola (07725 803722) if you would like to know more.
Please see our Saturday FM page for more details.
Combined Wednesday Weenies & Messy Tots
Join us on Wednesday afternoons in term time from 1-2.30pm in the church hall for our parent and carer toddler group for new-borns to pre-school.
During the first half an hour in one side of the hall with have optional messy play. Although messy (we recommend wearing clothes that won’t be spoiled), it’s a wonderful learning experience for little ones and we clear up the mess afterwards! When the children are ready they move through with their carers to the other side to play & chat. Some go straight into this room keen to play with the toys and there are always opportunities for the adults to catch up while supervising their children playing. From about 1.15 there is a craft activity followed by drinks and biscuits, then story time and singing and dancing. Cost is £1.50 per family.
This is a fun way to explore the bible through crafts and activities, followed by a short celebration time and a meal together. It’s aimed at primary school age but all are welcome. We just ask that all those under 11 come with an adult. We always have Messy Church on Good Friday from 10.30-noon but you will have to check out our website for other dates!
Please see our Messy Church page for more details.
GYM (God’s Your Mate)
A place for young people (11+) to relax after high school 3-4.45pm on Mondays in the church hall. There’s space to chill, or join in with crafts, baking, games (inside and out), table tennis or pool. Our tuck shop is stocked with chocolate, sweets and cans with there is always free juice.
Junior Youth Club (JYC)
This is our club for Years 3-6 from 5:45-6:45 pm on Mondays in the church hall. This follows on from GYM again with games, crafts, tuck shop and just as much fun! JYC is followed by JYC Extra where we can think and chat more about faith issues and have more fun!
Want to go deeper?
11-18 year olds can get to grips with their faith on a Sunday night from 6.30-7.30pm at the vicarage (18 Warrington Road). On the third Sunday of the month, we join with young people from across Wigan at St Thomas’ for a youth service from 6.30-7.30pm.
Linked Groups at St. Thomas’
The following groups are affiliated to St Thomas’ and have their own pages on our web site:
If you want to know anymore about these groups then please contact Sue Thomas on 01942 727275 or 07877 704645.