St Mary's Church Lydiard Tregoze

Young Church

Image Credit: Keith (M), Swindon Photographic Society

Junior Church 

With craft activities and games normally in our Stable Room, Junior Church is where 3-11 year olds can learn about Jesus, and ask questions about the rich stories of the Bible.  Meanwhile in church for the 0-2’s, there are toys and books in our carpeted Family Pew where parents can sit and enjoy the service.

Messy Church

Part of a worldwide church organisation, West Swindon Messy Church is a church for all families. We aim to be Christ-centred, for all ages, valuing creativity, hospitality and celebration. Meetings take place monthly in West Swindon.

Youth Outreach

Our partnership project, known as ‘Emerge’ is based at Holy Trinity church, Shaw.  We seek to reach out to local young people to explore with them the good news of Jesus; to help them develop new talents and skills; build self-confidence and social skills; and engage with the wider world through community projects and fundraising for charitable causes.

We also offer two clubs for young people with special educational needs. The Emerge youth project also links with the Primary Schools Worker to provide a ‘joined-up’ service to our community.

School Engagement

Our Church Partnership is fortunate to have a busy Schools Worker, who connects with our 8 Primary Schools in West Swindon. Folk from St Mary’s and all our partner churches are involved as part of the Schools Work Team through the year. Events and activities include assemblies, RE support, Christmas and Easter Experiences, visits to our churches, ‘Open the Book’, and Holiday Clubs.