We welcome children of any age to the services at St
John’s but there are also times just for them

Babies, toddlers and young children aged 0 to 6-years-old meet currently in the church on Sundays at 9.15 – 10am and follow Diddy Disciples which is a brilliant scheme of participative worship and storytelling, which mirrors many aspects of the main Parish Communion service.

Under 3s must have a parent/carer with them, but over 3s are encouraged to come unaccompanied once they are settled into the group.

From September we plan some changes to the timing of Diddy Disciples which will help us all to become more connected as a church family.

Also from September we hope to re-start a group for our 6+ children; we’ve been trialling it with a small group over the last year and the children have given it a vote of confidence!

There is no Children’s Church on the first Sunday of the month as our 10.30 service is an All-Age Communion. This shorter service is designed with children and young people in mind, so they stay with their families rather than go to Children’s Church. Our older children take part in the service, reading and leading the prayers, there is an all age talk rather than a sermon.

There is colouring available in one area of the congregation for families to sit in and to keep smaller children entertained.

Please email the team if you would like to find out more.