Children and young people are always welcome at St John’s.
Our 10:15 a.m. Family Praise service is particularly appropriate for children. St John's Junior Church is an integral part of the 10.15 church hall services. Children's ages range from 0 to 11 and all are welcome to come and share the fun! Activities which are linked to the worship theme usually begin at our communal table in the hall and continue in the lounge during the "sermon slot". The work is then shared with the rest of the congregation and Junior Church members join in the Lord's Prayer before getting back to their table! The children enjoy helping to take up the collection and also help to share the story or lead the prayers at the All Age service on the first Sunday of the month, which is led by our children's worker Emma. If you would like to help with Junior Church activities, please let one of the team, the vicar or churchwardens know. You don't need any special qualifications, but we all have an enhanced DBS (CRB) check as part of safeguarding at St John's.
Every Thursday during term time, Little Lights, a group for babies, tots and their carers, meet in the parish church from 10:45 a.m. to noon
Little Lights has been running for over 5 years now (we are now in 2017). We have a number of new 'Lights' this year and we have lots of weekly fun. Varied craft activities are enjoyed along with Bible stories and a good sing song. All the members enjoy meeting the congregation from the 9.30 service (on Thursday).
New members always welcome.
Youth Group is an opportunity for young people to come together; to talk, eat and play games. It welcomes young people of any faith, or none, who are between the ages 10 and 18. The Youth Group meets on the 4th Sunday of each month, from 4pm to 6pm. Most of the members then go to help at the Youth-led 6.30pm service in church.
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