Under 5's

Our under 5’s ministry is a thriving group led by our toddler leaders giving families a chance to come, play and have some tea and toast. We’re stocked with toys, books, play equipment, a great outside space for the summer and our friendly group of volunteers!

The group is based at our St Marks church site, on Green Head road. The group runs daily from 09.45 to 11.15, Monday to Friday (Term time only).

What We Offer for Under 5's

We are a friendly, relaxed playgroup for babies and children under five and their parents/carers. We’re open every weekday in term time and would love to welcome you and your little ones to join us.

Where we meet: St Mark’s Church Hall, Utley

When we meet: Monday – Friday, 9.45-11.15 am (term time only)

What we do: crafts, play (indoor and outdoor, weather permitting), songs and refreshments (drinks and snacks for children and hot drinks for adults). Our Thursday sessions start with a ten minute children’s service in church; this is only about 10 minutes long and includes a Bible story, song and short prayer.

Booking (optional but advised as spaces are limited to 25 families): https://underfivesatstmarks.eventbrite.co.uk

Entry fee: £3 per family (up to two adults and two children – £1 each for additional family members), payable by card or cash on arrival.

Contact: underfives@keighleyparish.org

For further details please contact the office on 01535 607003 or use the contact form.

Other Age Groups

5-11 Years

Our children’s ministry aims to offer children the opportunity to explore faith in many different ways, learning about the stories and teachings of the Bible through story, song, games, crafts and interactive activities. We hope children will have an active relationship with God and deserve the best start to that.

11-18 Years

Our young people’s ministry is a place that is respectful and allows young people to engage with all the joys and struggles that they are living through and how the Bible speaks to that. Anyone is welcome, those who have been involved with church all their life and those who are searching to know more about God.


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