Children

Messy Church

November’s Messy Church bag will be available for pick up from St John’s car park on Saturday October 31st 10 – 12noon. There are lots of activities, including making a lantern to put in your window, and a Christmas card competition to win, information here

This is our last Messy Church in a bag until February. In December we will be having our usual Family Christingle Service (online) instead. Look out for our Christingle making kits, next month.

Children’s Group

A group for children aged 5 – 11 (years 1 – 6) meets in the church on Tuesdays from 4 – 5pm. Parents/carers are welcome to stay. The group will be covid-safe and social distance will be maintained.

We share news, read a bit from Mark’s gospel ask and answer questions and sometimes act out what we’ve read.We share things for prayer and are learning to pray. The club gives children chance to talk and listen to each other. It teaches empathy and helps them to support one another.Should this interest your child(ren) but a Tuesday is not a good day, please let Gary know. There is a possibility that he could start a second group.

Please contact Gary for more information on any of these events 07799968408  gary@stjohnschurchcarterton.org.uk

Activities for the Children in our Church

This is what we offered before the Corona virus, we hope we can get back to this one day but if you have suggestions, or want to get involved, please come and talk to one of the leaders.  


Pre-School: term time drop-in
This link will give you up-to-date information www.facebook.com/carterton.dropin/
KS1 & KS2: 
When you come in to the church you will be welcomed by someone who will show you where everything is.  You will find toys and an activity table at the back of the church and we provide little activity bags for the children to use.  The Charlie Luke Room provides a quiet space where you can listen to the service if your child needs time out. Each month, services are planned:
1st Sunday – Messy Church
2nd Sunday – All Age service in church
3d Sunday – Sunday Club
4th Sunday – Sunday Club

Friday Drop-In (During School Term-time)

Drop-In for pre-school infants & parents: Friday mornings (9.00am—10.30am) @ St John’s Church. Chat, tea, coffee etc plus good range of toys for the children. No booking or membership needed just turn up. Donations appreciated.  For more information, click here

Messy Church

​Messy Church meets at 4pm on the first Sunday of each month with the exception of August. In December we hold Christingle service instead.  Everyone is welcome.  Come just once, or every month.  You choose. No pressure! 

However, while we are restricted because of the Coronavirus, we are making up Messy Church in a Bag for you to collect from the church car park instead. Each bag contains craft activities, a story and details of a competition. If you are interested in picking up a free bag, email Gary using Contacts See notice above.

Each session lasts for 60 minutes and is guaranteed to provide lots of fun for the children. Activities, stories, singing, games, crafts and more. As an option, we also provide a simple meal (payment is by donation) for both children and adults after the session.

Next Messy Church (in a Bag) will be available for collection on the first Sunday in October (see above)


You are welcome to come along:
4.00pm – 5.00pm (Messy Church) 5.00pm – 5.30pm (optional family tea) 
There is a very small voluntary contribution for food)

​The photos below show what we were up to at some of our last Messy Church services 🙂 There are plenty more to see in the Gallery. Come and join us!