At St John’s we firmly believe that children are not just the church of the future, they’re the church of today as well. So we try to reflect that in our 11.00am contemporary service.
Every service begins with all ages worshipping together, then, during term time, children, up to the age of 12, usually go off to their own groups to learn about the Bible in an age-appropriate way. All groups include a mix of Bible stories, games and crafts.
Scramblers is for children aged 3 until the end of Foundation Stage.
Climbers is for children in school years 1-3.
Investigators is for children in school years 4-8.
For children under 3 there is a specially designed area where they can play with their parents who can still see and hear what’s going on in the service.
Teenagers worship in the service with adults and then meet together on a Sunday evening from 6.30-8.00pm, at a group called SAS. There’s always Bible teaching, fun and refreshments.