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Children & Youth

All children, young people and families are welcome to join us, to have fun and learn more about God.

What happens at St. John’s on a Sunday:

The vision of our Sunday groups is to support children and young people to develop their own faith in God that will last their whole lives.

11am Service

On the first, third and fifth Sunday of the month we have children’s and youth groups for 0-14s.

The dates for this term are:

3rd, 17th and 31st October, 7th and 21st November and 5th December.

We’ll all start the service together in the church and after a short time we will go to our different groups in the Community Centre with a group for 0-2s in church.

In each group there will be time to play games, have a drink and biscuit and explore the Bible story using play, craft, stories, drama, construction or chat. All of our leaders have been safely recruited and they enjoy chatting and listening to children and young people.

For families planning on attending regularly we ask parents/carers to complete a registration form for each child so that we are aware of emergency contact details and any special needs.

On the second Sunday of the month we will all stay in church for an Explore Together service which aims to help us all learn from God and each other. It is a mix of worship, prayer and Bible stories as well as a time where everyone can choose to explore the Bible story at different zones that suit the way they like to learn. Zones include a Busy Zone for those who like to do things with their hands, Chat Zone for those who enjoy talking to others and a Listening Zone for people who like to hear a talk.

6.30pm Service

Our evening service currently takes place on the first and third Sunday of each month. This service is open to everyone but in our planning we have a focus on older youth and young adults.

After the evening service our youth group for 14-18s meets in church for cake, toasted sandwiches, games, Bible thoughts and chat.

The dates for this term are:

3rd and 17th October, 7th and 21st November and 5th December.

Also on Sundays:

We regularly have Messy Church events and activities. These are for everyone but particularly suitable for families with primary aged children. Find out more details and future dates on our Messy Church page.

We are starting a new monthly event, Families at 4, for families with pre-school aged children. For details and dates look at our Young Families page.

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