Children & Youth

St John's aims to extend a warm welcome to everyone from 0 to 90+ ! We are delighted to welcome children and young people and offer a variety of groups for them.


Sundays, Creche and Children’s Groups

We have a creche for the 0 - 4's which meets every Sunday at 9.30am in The York Rooms. The children return to us at the administration of Communion.

We have two Children's Groups:  4 to 7 years (Pebbles) and 8 years and over (Rocks). Each week Sunday School is based around the day's Gospel reading or sometimes a Psalm or Old Testament reading. The different age groups learn through use of artwork, singing, games and even mini-dramas. The groups usually meet on Sundays from 9.30am except the First Sunday of the Month when there is an all-age service which involves the children. The youngsters return to us at the Peace and share what they have been learning.

Jessica (age 6) ‘Sunday School is good! We talk about something then do crafts or an activity. And I get to see my friends!’

Jack (age 4) ‘I like making things’

Children who do not want to join a group are always very welcome to remain in church; there is a space towards the back with toys, books and drawing things for parents with young children to use.                                                                      

Anyone can join in at any time throughout the term. If you are new or your child hasn’t attended one of our children’s groups before, do bring your child out to the York Rooms and our group leaders will make you very welcome.

We’re always on the lookout for new helpers, so if you’d like to join the rota, please contact Peter on 01883 713056.