Children and Young People

 

Due to the current pandemic, most of our activities with Children and Young People are unable to run - we hope these will resume in the Autumn.

 

As gathered worship resumes at St John's, we will be holding a weekly All Age Service at 9:30am on a Sunday morning. There will be a limited capactiy for this service and physical distancing and hygiene measures will be in place. For more details about our services, including an intruduction video on how things will be different, see here.


FOR WEEKLY SUGGESTIONS FOR FAMILY ACTIVITIES FOR WORSHIPING AT HOME,

CHECK OUT OUR CHURCH @HOME AREA.

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

 

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Bible stories to help anxious children.p
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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.

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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 once a month, on the 2nd Sunday, 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

and

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.