Children and Young People

Due to the pandemic, most of our activities with Children and Young People were unable to run but we are pleased we are now able to come together again.


Children's Church will be meeting every 2nd & 4th Sunday with All Age Services happening on every 1st & 3rd Sunday. Every 3rd Sunday is an informal communion service.



Lucy has also produced some resources to help children talk about fear and anxiety during this time of pandemic, which you can download below.


Bible stories to help anxious children.p
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Helping children with fear and anxiety v
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Here are some other (non faith based) resources, produced by the NHS Children and Young People's Services, which signpost helpful material for parents and children to talk about emotional health and wellbeing.

C19 CYP Mental Health Resources.pdf
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C19 Parents Mental Health Resources.pdf
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Children, Young People and their Families are a really important part of life at St John’s and are welcome to join all of our services.

The church has a child-friendly area which you can use during any service; which contains a selection of toys, books and craft materials which will support your child’s worship. We’ve tried to provide quiet toys, but please don’t worry if your child does make a bit of noise! You’re welcome to use the toys in the area or take them back to your seat.

There are also a number of services and activities that are especially suitable for children, these include:

Children's Church - which runs most Sundays during term time

Choir - we have a very active church choir, which includes a strong treble line made up of girls and boys aged 7–18 years who follow the RSCM Voice for Life training scheme

All Age Services - which occur on the 2nd & 4th Sundays of the month, at 10am

Messy Church - which occurs a few times per year, usually on a Saturday afternoon

Toddle Along - our weekly toddler group on a Monday morning


Youth Group - which takes place on a Sunday evening

Please do follow the links above to see more details about any of these activities. 

News and Pictures....

Messy Church @ Home

For half term, we've launched our own Messy Church @ Home session.


Do check out the resources here.


Easter Bonnet Competition

Since we were are currently unable to meet as a church, families have been showing lots of creativity in exploring faith at home. Here are just a few of the entries into our Easter Bonnet Competition

New Children's Area at St John's

Families arriving at St John's will discover our new children's area, which the Children and Family's Team recently installed. This new sacred space is designed to support the spirituality of the youngest members of the congregation and includes books, toys and resources, which can be used alongside all elements of the service.