Children & Youth

Here at St. John’s we have a range of activities during the week for children starting with creche and going right up until they finish primary school and join our youth groups. We run groups for children in church and visit our local primary schools regularly.

So if you're ready to find out more..... here's the low-down starting with mid-week groups and then Sunday.

Mid-week

Little Lambs

Little LambsWe'd love you and your little one(s) to join us at our Little Lambs every Wednesday during term time. We meet in the Church Hall Wednesday mornings  between 09:30 and 11:00.

Each session is designed to give parents, carers and children opportunities to relax, have fun, build new friendships and learn about the Christian faith in a creative way.

Toys are set out for free play. We also have some areas identified for more structured play and craft activities. Parents are encouraged to join in during story and singing time.

Once a term, we enjoy a short creative service in church with the children & their carers. It’s fun and friendly and ideally suited to the little ones – we stay for refreshments afterwards.

We look forward to seeing you.

For more information contact Helen Jones by email or telephone 01704 897920.

Puppets (ages 11+)

PuppetsWe have a puppet ministry team who work to bring God’s word alive in different services throughout the year. This group is open to anyone aged 11+ - adults too!

We meet on a Monday evening in church from 17:00-18:00.

For more information please contact Christine Spencer by email or telephone 01704 897852.

JC's (school years 7 & 8)

JC'sThis is a lively and dynamic group for young people in years 7 & 8. We meet on a Wednesday evening 19:00-21:00 in the Church Hall.

We have a varied programme of events aimed at supporting one another, as we journey from childhood into the adult world. We enjoy some Christian teaching around issues that we face in our daily lives and lots of fun and games- not forgetting the highlight of the evening , our tuck shop!

For more information please contact Joanna Marshall by email or telephone 01704 822686

FROG (school years 9 & 10)

FrogsFrog stands for Fully Reliant on God.

We meet in church each Wednesday from 19:00-21:00. This group is aimed at young people in years 9 & 10. We run a varied programme of events – some social and some more focused upon issues we face in our daily lives.

For more information please contact Christine Spencer by email or telephone 01704 897852.

Band (school years 7 +)

BandIf you love music and singing, we’d love to meet you.

We are a group of keen musicians and singers who meet in church on Tuesday evenings from 19:00-21:00. This group is open to anyone in school years 7 and above.

We sing Christian music together and explore what it means to worship God through music. We help lead the worship on Sundays too.

For more information please contact Christine Spencer by email or telephone 01704 897852.

PUSH (school years 11 +)

Push!Push stands for Pray Until Something Happens.

We meet on a Sunday evening from 18:00-20:30. We have an informal social time & a meal followed by the evening service.

We also have some social events such as bowling & Quasar. Overnight trips away are also good fun.

For more information, contact Joanna Marshall by email or telephone 01704 897852.

 

 

Sunday

Groups are available in the 11:00 morning service and for older teenagers in the evening at St. John's.

We begin every Sunday morning together. After approximately 15 minutes together in church, school age children are invited to enjoy time with friends in dedicated groups. This is a creative time of teaching, fun and friendship led by their leaders. The groups are organised by age and are led by teams of volunteer leaders supported by Joanna Marshall and Christine Spencer who co-ordinate the church’s ministry to children and young people.

Once a month (second Sunday), all ages enjoy worshipping together in the same service. These services are informal and engaging.

Anyone is welcome to join the groups and parents will be asked to fill in a registration form on their child's first visit. Why not visit us this Sunday and see what it's all about?

Sunday morning groups:

Sparklers (pre-school)

SparklersSparklers Creche is available for children 3 and under during the 11.00 all age service.

Parents are welcome to bring their children out to enjoy time with the leaders as they share stories, sing, colour, play and have refreshments or simply enjoy a friendly hand to rock baby to sleep!

All Stars (school years Reception to Year 6)

All StarsAt All Stars we split the children into age related groups and aim to follow through the teaching themes of the church in an appropriate & fun way. This is interspersed with craft or themed mornings where we might play games or take part in a whole range of different activities. Our aim is to build friendship as we learn about God together.

For more information please contact Christine Spencer by email or telephone 01704 897852.

JC’s (school years 7 & 8) & FROG (school years 9 & 10)

JC's FrogsAt JCs & FROG we love to have fun & talk!

Our primary aim is to build strong relationships with each other & with God so that we can support one another as we journey through life. Our sessions explore a range of church themes & lifestyle issues. We see what the Bible teaches us and how we can apply this in our daily lives.

For more information please contact Joanna Marshall by email or telephone 01704 897852.