Children and Young People

Here at St John’s we love to welcome children, young people and their families. Our aim is to be a church where everyone feels welcomed and we offer a wide range of activities through the week which you can find out more about below. You can also email our Children’s and Families worker- Susie Coopey on

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Our Sunday morning group for Primary School aged children is called SJKids and meets every week (baring special events/some holiday) during our 10.30am informal service. We leave the main service and head over to Hope House where we do church in a fun, age appropriate way, including songs, games, videos, craft. We then bring the children back to the service towards the end. Our heart is to see every child have their own personal relationship with Jesus and we recognise the privilege we have in playing a small part in helping this develop.

We currently offer a creche space at the back of church, with lots of toys and books for those with pre-school aged children, where children can play, whilst adults still engage with the service.

Look out for our various social events throughout the year which aim to encourage community and offer opportunities for SJKids families to socialise together and support each other. We have done beach picnics, treasure hunts and toasted marshmallows over fire pits. We have an upcoming pancake party too!

Little Fishes

Parent and Toddler Group. Mondays, 10-11.30am at St John’s Church

Little Fishes is a safe, fun and friendly place for Parents to bring babies and toddlers. There are toys, games, activities and healthy snacks for the kids – and coffee, tea and cake for the parents. Perfect for a Monday morning. The Little Fishes team are also on hand to offer a listening ear and support. Cost: £1.50 per session.

Look out for our summer holiday ‘Family Fishes’ sessions which run as our regular toddler group, but with activities for children of all ages!


We have 2 exciting after school clubs that meet on a Thursday, children in primary school. The first called ‘CONNECT’ is for children in school years 1-4 and meets in church. It’s a great opportunity for your children to make friends, play games, have free play time, hear stories, eat food, make craft and have fun.

Our other group is for those children in school years 5 and 6 and is called CONNECT 5:15. We meet in Hope House and is a less structured session, with games, pool table, table football, tuck shop and lots more!

Holiday Club

At Easter we run our annual kids holiday club, which has been a great success over the last few years.

Links to St John’s School

Here at St John’s church we love to support our local Primary School- St John’s Primary. We have a fantastic relationship with them, to find out more please following this link.

Video archive

Rumble in the Jungle – Easter Week 2022

Bible Animation: Ezekiel Prophecy over Old Bones!

Children and Youth at St John’s

John 21 – lego style