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Young People

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There are many activities for families and young people - see our weekly notices and pages under the What's On tab for details. Whatever our age or family circumstances, there is something for you. Please do not hesitate to come to us to find out more.  Please note, that some of the groups are term time only and those with monthly dates eg Messy Church may vary to fit in with school terms.  We also may run special activity days, the next one will be Thursday 31st August & Friday 1st September - look out for more information over the summer.

Bumps & Babes

for pre-schoolers with carers

FingerprintsEvery Wednesday morning (during school terms) from 9-11am with toys, drinks and craft activity for pre-school or younger children and their carers - just drop in for a playtime and chat. Coffee and snacks are available. 

The Youth Group

PizzaThis is usually on the first Sunday afternoon each month from 4.30-6pm in St John's centre with pizza and activities. For year 8 (teens) and upwards. Drop in to check us out, or email  Please check the weekly notices/calendar, especially around school holidays.

Messy Church

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Families across the world are discovering Messy Church and we invite you to join us and join in. Messy Church at St Johns is on the Third Friday of each month unless specified from 3.15 – 5pm. Children bring your Mums, Dads,  people who look after you, Grandparents, friends. Join us for making, creating, and  exploring Gods world, enjoy a short celebration (act of worship) and end with a meal.

For more details, please contact Jonathan (email

We can't wait to meet you...!

Junior Church at St John's

Children are always welcome. On the first Sunday of the month we have an All Age Worship service during which the children remain in Church, but on the other Sundays there is Sunday School. The children may sometimes share what they have been doing with the congregation, and will display some of their artwork on a notice board in the Narthex.

First Sunday of the month Second, third & fourth Sunday of the month
All age service, families welcome  (In Church, Communion or Morning Worship informal with Bible talk
For young people, a variety of activities for different ages (see below)
Sunday School
0-3 yrs Creche in the Parlour (with parent)
4-11 yrs Infants and Juniors, upstairs in the Solar room

For more information about Sunday School please contact the Benefice Office. (Sunday School is closed during the school holidays.)

St John's Choir

The St John's Choir is made up of adults and young people who accompany every Sunday 10 am service, together with other festivals and occasions. Choir Practice is every Friday evening in the church. For more information see our Music page.

Children's Ministry

Junior Church and other Children activities is not just somewhere to put the children while the adults get on with the real thing, but is a vital part of our Church Family. We learn from them as much as they learn from us. These are the generation that will be running the Church in 20 years time.

God reaches out in love to every child and desires a relationship with them. Youth Ministry is a critical ministry of the church, and is everyone's responsibility, not just volunteers and parents. All of us can show the children a church full of life and love for God and those around them.

If you would like to become part of this ministry please speak to a member of the Ministry Team or our Church Warden.

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