Children

Christmas is a special time for children

Come along to any of these special activities just for families. Everyone is welcome!

5th December 4pm Christingle service

22th December 6pm No Rehearsal Nativity (don’t worry if you don’t have a costume, we have plenty of dressing up clothes)

24th December 10am ( also via Zoom) Crib Service

Kids’ Club

Our Tuesday group is for children aged 5 – 11 (years 1 – 6) meeting in the church from 4 – 5pm. Parents/carers are welcome to stay. The groups 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.

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

Pre-school Drop In

Parent, Grandparent And Toddler Group - St Peter's RC Parish

The Drop In is a well established baby and toddler group. It is run by volunteers from St John’s Church and offers a warm welcome to new and existing families. We have a variety of toys, table top activities, large play equipment and baby corner. We run on Fridays 9.00am – 10.30am during term time and ask for a voluntary donation of £1.50 per family. For more information, click here

Messy Church

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. Please check with Gary for more information or read on.

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

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.

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 🙂


Regular activities for children

Before the pandemic our schedule was as shown below. We are slowly returning to this, being careful of course, to protect your children at all times.

1st Sunday Messy Church

2nd Sunday Informal Worship for all ages

3rd Sunday Sunday Fun (children have their own activities in the back rooms)

4th Sunday Sunday Fun (children have their own activities in the back rooms)

Holiday Club 2021

We ran a fun, successful holiday club during the summer holidays, with prayer, craft activities, games and stories. Watch out for more activities, come to church or join in with the Kids’ Club.

Summer Holiday Family Picnics

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We ran a number of summer picnics: a chance to socialise and meet other families and have fun (hopefully in the sun!) at various locations.

In Wychwood Forest
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At Kilkenny Park
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At Ducklington Lake