Children’s Groups

Children at St. John’s Church connect with each other and the church family at Sunday morning services in the various groups that run during the 9.15am service. We also partner with uniformed groups who meet during the week.

9.15 am Service

The 9.15am service is a hub of activity for the children’s ministry at St John’s with the various groups running each week, except when there is an all-age service. Children normally join with the whole church family for the first part of the service, before leaving for their groups where they continue their worship with age-appropriate teaching, activities and ministry in a fun and creative way.

Children's Groups LogosMovers and Shakers: For children aged between birth to 2 and a half years, led by Clare Downing and Diana Hopkins.
Strong Towers: For children aged between 2 and a half to 4 years, led by Helen Van Vliet, Sarah McDowall & Esther Campion.
Mighty Warriors: For children in Reception and Year 1, led by Henry & Heather Hoggarth.
Miracle Makers: For children in Year 2, 3 and 4, led by Sarah Down & Matt Lowe.
Ignite: For children in Year 5 and 6, led by Jon Bryant and Johanna Baker.

11.00 am Service

A crèche for children aged from birth to 4 years is offered during this service.
For further details, please contact the Church Office

For more information about the children’s ministry at St John’s, please email Ben Baker or speak to him after Sunday services.

Toddler Group

Young children play trains

The Toddler group is a drop-in group for children from birth to four years and their carers. It is primarily a social group providing a selection of activities including play, craft, music, and refreshments.
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Extra help is welcome, as a result of a large increase in the numbers of parents and children attending. Volunteers are needed to be part of this exciting opportunity with a rapidly growing daytime ministry for the local community.

Contact the Church Office for more information


Girlguiding logoGirlguiding

Rainbows is a first step into Girlguiding for girls aged 5-7 years. There are two groups at St John’s.  One meets on Mondays (72nd Birmingham Unit) and  the other on Thursdays (94th Birmingham Unit) from 5.30-6.30 pm.

Brownies is for girls from 7 -10 yrs of age. One group meets on Mondays (72nd Birmingham Unit) and another on Thursdays (94th Birmingham Unit) from 6.00-7.30 pm.

Guides is for girls aged 10-14 yrs of age. One group meets on Mondays (72nd Birmingham Unit) and the other on Thursdays (94th Birmingham Unit) 7.30-9.00 pm

Senior Section – Rangers is for girls aged 14 and upwards.  The group meets on Mondays (72nd Birmingham Unit) 7.30-9.00pm

For further details please please go directly to the Girlguiding website and enter your details on the relevant ‘Get Involved’ section of the Girlguiding website.


Please note that currently both St John’s Rainbow units are full and are unable to take any inquiries for girls who are already 5yrs or who will be 5yrs before January 2016. Parents can contact the Division Commissioner, Janice Barnett, for details of the nearest units with spaces.

To get in touch with leaders of St John’s groups please contact The Church Office.


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