What's On For Children


Calling all CHILDREN and their Family


– Here at St Egelwin’s Church, Scalford we offer MESSY CHURCH, SCHOOL CHURCH CHOIR and FAMILY 430.


What are they?

Messy Church is a lively session, held once a month from 3-30pm to 5-00pm with a story, song, activities and a meal.

Choir is from 3-30pm to 4-30pm, also once a month, where primary age children are invited to sing, (some new, some old numbers), with the chance to do a little drama and readings.

Family 430 is at 4-30pm, again once a month, for families to come together for a service to use the skills learnt at Choir and extent understanding from Messy Church.


Why are they?

To teach children about the Church and what it can offer; to learn and understand social values and about living as a member of the community; to develop confidence through offering the chance to perform; to contribute to others lives and to help children develop as individuals and as a member of a group.


When are they?

See the Ironstone Villages Family of Churches Website or the Village News but generally

Family 430 Service is the 3rd Sunday of the month with Choir on the Tuesday prior to this service  and Messy Church on the last Tuesday of the month.


So what’s this all about?

For children: all ages, all interests.

For families: learn and pray alongside your children, dads, grandparents, aunts and uncles.

For everyone: friendship, develop and use your skills and gifts, start a journey, continue a faith journey in a safe, cheerful and inspiring atmosphere….even bring the neighbour.

And cake and fun!

We are proud of the work we do with our children here at Scalford and invite you all, from which ever village you live to join us. For more details contact Lisa Neale or Penny Clemons…. Or come along and see for yourself. 

Little Gems

Little Gems Toddler Group is for babies and toddlers and their parents or carers. It is held every Wednesday at 10am - 11.40am in St Mary Magdalene Church, Waltham on the Wolds. Playtime for the children and filter coffee/tea for the grown ups. Short singing session at the end with instruments.

MESSY CHURCH! is for all ages from 0-99 years. It is held in Scalford Church on the last Tuesday of each month, from 3.20pm - 5.00pm. The format is crafts, games and activities around a Bible theme, followed by a 2-course meal.  A small donation towards running costs is asked for. - JUST POP ALONG TO SEE IF IT'S FOR YOU.  





On the second Sunday of each month, we hold Messy Church at Waltham church. Starting at 10.20am, it generally finishes around 11.30ish when we all enjoy drinks (including freshly brewed coffee) and homemade cake!




Get involved!

Find out how by contacting us at:


Ironstone Churches


Rev Canon John Barr


Tel:  01664 464265

email: johnbarr2817@gmail.com


The Vicarage

23 Melton Road

Waltham on the Wolds

Melton Mowbray 


LE14 4AJ



Lisa Neale - Parish Administrator




Wednesday 9.30 am to 2.30 pm







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