We offer a wide range of activities for children aged 10 and under at St John’s Church and at our sister church, St Michael’s, Lilleshall. These include groups during the Sunday services, midweek Tiny Tots and special activities throughout the year. You are very welcome to join any of the groups. (For information on groups for 10-18 year olds, click here.)
If you would like any further information about our Children’s Ministry please contact the Children’s Team Leader, Jane Preston, using our contact form (please include her name in
the subject of your email), or join our mailing list to be kept up to date with upcoming activities. All our Children’s leaders are CRB cleared.
1st, 3rd, 4th & 5th Sundays:
During the Sunday service there are 2 children’s groups for different ages:
|LIGHT – ‘Learning In God’s House Together’ (for babies to 4 years)A range of structured play activities are provided for the children, where they can begin to learn about the bible through play.
The sessions include story time and songs. Parents can stay with their young child if they wish to.
||SAS – ‘Special Agents on Sunday’(children from 5 – 10 years, school years R – 5) The sessions teach children about the basic elements of being a Christian through fun activities and crafts, whilst also developing a sense of belonging in the group. Children learn about the bible and how to apply this to their everyday lives. They will also learn about prayer and worship.|
Church Praze service – for all ages.
This service has a more informal structure and is suitable for children and adults of all ages.
During the Week
Tiny Tots – Tuesday mornings in term time
St John’s Tiny Tots hold a morning session every Tuesday during term time. The group is for carers/parents and babies and toddlers up to school age. We have free play, craft session, singing time and refreshments. We have trips, parties, photographer and occasionally visiting stalls. Our craft is based around a biblical theme eg Noah’s Ark, God loves me, Feeding of the 5,000. Click here for more information.
Special Events during the Year
We often put on extra parties and events for children during the year. These have included; Bright Lights alternative Halloween party, Film afternoons, Craft workshops and of course our summer holiday activity days. See the special events calendar for dates of upcoming activities.
Activity Days – Towards the end of the first week of the School Summer holidays. 2 days of fun for children aged 5 – 11. Crafts, sports, singing, dancing, creativity and lots of fun with a bible story based theme. Themes for the last 3 years have been ‘The Race’, The Circus and Narnia. In 2017 we’re running a special series of Activity Days as part of Passion for Life week.
Also available at St Michael’s Church, Lilleshall:
Pathfinders – Groups for school years R-6 where children are introduced to God, building knowledge, understanding and a relationship with him so that they can make a choice to walk God’s path and enter his kingdom.
Click here to find out more about the children’s groups available at St Michael’s Lilleshall.