Children and Families Ministry

St John's Kids

St John’s Kids is for little babies through to youth – there is a class for every one!

On most Sundays except when there is an All Age or a family service the children have their own classes away from the main service.

They start in the main service with a children’s song, leave to do their fun packed activities and then come back and join the main service when we take communion.

All Age Service

On the first Sunday every month we hold at St John's Church at 11.00am an All Age Service suitable for young and old.

  • Fun!
  • Interactive
  • Finishing by 12 noon


0-3s Club

St John’s 0-3s Club is for parents with babies or toddlers and meets at St. John’s Church on Monday and Tuesday mornings from 10.15 am for 10.30 am start, till 11.30 am.  

There are lots of activities to keep the children occupied.  It has very lively music videos, simple crafts, short bible talk and finally some refreshments for young and old.  It is all free!

Connect Youth Club

Meets every Friday at St John’s Church from 7.00-9.00pm.

Connect Youth Club is free entry! And is open to all those aged 11-18. A tuck shop is available as are games like table tennis, inside soft football and a variety of table games.   There is also a ‘chill-out corner’ where there are some bean bags.

We are also very keen to find new helpers - if you are interested in volunteering once a month then follow this link


We have recently run a parenting course for young families and are planning to run a similar course for those parents with teenage children.  

The courses are absolutely free, informal and hopefully fun!  Watch our events page to see when the next one will be available.

Childcare Services

Our church runs a very successful and highly thought of childcare service during the week from 7.30am - 6.00pm. The Childcare is held at St John's Church which has a number of purpose built classrooms and over 50 staff looking after the children placed in our care.

The setting is run with a strong Christian ethos and dedicates a number of Sunday services during the year so children and families can come together to worship and celebrate.

Family Events

We run a number of events designed to encourage families to come together and enjoy games and a meal, outside BBQs fun days, baking and crafts during Lent and outside activities such as Easter egg hunts, nativity treasure hunts and nature walks.  

At Christmas we run a series of Christingle services.  Keep an eye on our events page or subscribe to our news information service to find out what's going on.

Youth Leadership Training

We pride ourselves of our active Youth Leadership Development Programme within the parish and this year we had two new graduates.  The two girls attended a special Commissioning Service for the Youth Leaders at St Peter's Church, Hutton with Archdeacon Mike Lodge, Rev Andy Smith and Mark Tiddy diocesan youth advisor.