Children & Young People

Children are cherished at St John’s, and there are special activities for them during the 10am service on Sunday mornings. Through our work with children, young people and families we aim to equip and encourage them in their own spiritual journey and for all to be given the opportunity to experience the love God has for each one of us.

Kim Leach is our Children & Families Leader; this is a joint appointment with St John’s Church of England Primary School, so she spends part of her time at the School.


LIVE WIRES CRECHE: (ages 0-3) This is in the Baptistry (near the main entrance) Toys and books are provided for little ones. At least one parent must stay.

EXPLORERS: Children will gather in the Jubilee Hall to share a time of worship and learning together before going into age appropriate groups. 

PATHFINDERS: (ages 4-7) meet in the Pauling Room (next to the Jubilee Hall).

TRAILBLAZERS: (ages 8-11) meet in the Jubilee Hall.


STREETWISE  YOUTH: (ages 11 and upwards). This age group remains in the church service and are encouraged to serve in an area of interest e.g. on the sound desk, as welcomers etc.



As a church, we believe that children and young people are important in the eyes of God, and so we strive to make this statement a reality for each of the children and young people we care for. Watch this video to find out about how we make St John’s a safe place for children and vulnerable adults:

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