CHILDREN & YOUTH


Sunday Groups

On most Sundays in term-time at the 11am service we run children’s and youth groups: "Not just a group" for children aged 5-11, and "The Shelter" for young people aged 11-17. Both are excellent ways for children and young people to go deeper in faith, realise their valuable part in the church’s life and mix with friends.


Squads & Shelter Nights

These are our programme in the week for children and young people: "Squads" for children in school years 4-7, and "Shelter Nights" for young people in school years 7-11. The groups meet on alternate Fridays at our exciting Shelter Room just outside Christ Church. Here we gather to play games, take on challenges, hang out, eat delicious snacks and discover more of who Jesus is in a chilled, age-appropriate and pressure-free environment.


Squads - alternate Fridays, 6.30pm - 8.15pm, The Shelter Room, Christ Church

Shelter Nights - alternate Fridays, 7.30pm - 9.15pm, The Shelter Room, Christ Church


For further details, please contact Kim Wright and Paul England.


Messy Cafe 

Messy Cafe is a community-focused cafe space led by Christ Church & St John's, where everybody is welcome, regardless of faith, background or circumstance.
It's accessible for all ages, as it provides opportunity for adults to sit down and connect over a coffee, children to have fun with activities, and families to spend quality time together. You can stay for the whole duration or just pop in for 10 minutes - it's up to you.

It is directly linked to our vibrant monthly Messy Church service and normally attracts between 60-100 people each week. Head over to our Service Times page for more info.