On Sundays : Children's Groups
There is something going on for everyone from 0 to 100 at the 10:45 Sunday morning service at St John’s. On the first Sunday of every month we all meet together in the main service area for an All Age Service. On other weeks we begin together in the main service area at this time, and then split into groups according to age after about 30 minutes. The Children’s Ministry Team plans, prepares and runs the following groups. The team is led by Yvonne Doherty-Rowe, and is comprised of over 40 volunteers. We are all DBS checked and we share a love of Jesus Christ and of children. We are passionate about helping the children within our care to grow in their faith in God and in their knowledge of him, and we are excited about working in partnership with you, their parents and carers, to this end.
For babies and toddlers under the age of 2. The crèche is located on the stage area of the coffee lounge.
For children aged 2 and 3 who are not yet old enough for Foundation Stage 1 (School Nursery). Little Wrigglers takes place in the upstairs lounge accessed via stairs by the crèche. Parents or carers who don’t want to be too far from their children can join the church service by sitting on the balcony just outside.
For children of School Nursery age (i.e. Foundation Stage 1). Bigger Wrigglers happens in the upstairs lounge, accessed via the main front stairs.
For children in the Reception Year (i.e. Foundation Stage 2). Scramblers takes place in the coffee lounge.
For children in Year 1 and Year 2. Climbers takes place in the church hall. Meet and register in the coffee lounge before walking round to the hall together.
For children in Years 3 to 6. Explorers takes place in the church hall. Meet and register in the corridor between main church area and coffee lounge before walking round to the hall together.
Once a month (usually the third Sunday), while Crèche, Little Wrigglers & Bigger Wrigglers meet in their usual groups, Scramblers, Climbers and Explorers (years R to 6) meet together in the church hall for something extra special!
For young people in secondary school. Pathfinders have a dedicated meeting place in the Albert Jones Hall in the churchyard.
There is more information about activities for teenagers here.