Whitewater Benefice

Jesus said "Let the children come to me and do not stop them, because the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these."   Matthew 19:14

Praise & Play

Stories, craft, songs and fun for pre-school children and their parent/carer. Held in Rotherwick church on 2nd Friday each month, 1.45pm to 3pm. Coffee included.

Messy Church

Families across the world are discovering Messy Church and we invite you to join us and join in! Children aged from 0 to 11 years are invited to bring their parent, grandparent or carer to Messy Church at St John's usually on the 4th Friday each month. There will be stories, Messy craft, songs, Messy worship, fun and friendship followed off with tea for everyone.

Messy Church on Fridays starts after school from 3.20pm onwards and finishes at 5pm.
We can't wait to meet you...!
Contact: Ruth Scott via the Benefice Office

Autumn term:
Friday 27th September
Friday 25th October
Friday 22nd November
Friday 13th December
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Sunday School at St John's

Children are always welcome. Once a month we have a Family Praise service during which the children remain in Church, once a month we have an All Age Communion during which the children remain in Church, but on the other Sundays there is a Creche and Sunday School. The children may sometimes share what they have been doing with the congregation, and will display some of their artwork on a notice board in the Narthex.

First & Third Sunday of the month
All age service, families welcome
first sunday of month has no Communion,
third sunday All Age Communion

Second, fourth & fifth Sunday of the month
Sung Eucharist
Sunday School (see below)
Term time only
Sunday School
0-3 yrsCreche in the Parlour (with parent)
4-11 yrsInfants and Juniors, upstairs in the Solar Room

For more information about Sunday School please contact the Benefice Office. (Sunday School is closed during the school holidays.)

St John's Junior Choir

The St John's Choir is made up of adults and young people who accompany every Sunday 10 am service, together with other festivals and occasions. Choir Practise is every Friday evening in the church.

Children's Ministry

Sunday School is not just somewhere to put the children while the adults get on with the real thing, but is a vital evangelism and discipleship opportunity for the generation that will be running the Church in 20 years time.

God reaches out in love to every child and desires a relationship with them. Youth Ministry is a critical ministry of the church, and is everyone's responsibility, not just volunteers and parents. All of us can show the children a church full of life and love for God and those around them.

If you would like to become part of this ministry please speak to the Rector or one of the Church Wardens.