St John's Churt and Rushmoor

 

Children are not just the church of tomorrow, but part of the church of today and the leaders of tomorrow!

 

Sundays: We have activities for children at every 9.45am Sunday service. On the 1st Sunday of the month we have ‘All Age Morning Worship’ where the children are encouraged to remain in church together with the adults and participate in relevant teaching, worship and prayer. There is a crèche for the under 3s at this service if needed. On the remaining Sundays children leave the main service after about 15 minutes and return towards the end. We seek to make this one of the best hours in the child’s week! Play Church (0-5s) meet in the parish room for structured play, age appropriate bible and craft activities, songs and stories. Junior Church (5-11s) meets in the Stables (next door to the Vicarage). Both are run by a dedicated team of leaders.

Music: Children can join the All Age Music Group. This is co-ordinated by the Organist (Tim Sturt) and practices are arranged prior to services on an occasional basis. We are always seeking new members. Children 8yrs+ can also join the Festival Choir when our members join with our sister church, St Alban's to create a full choir for special services.

Holiday Club: This is an annual event usually held in the first week of the school summer holiday. It attracts over 80 children from the local area and we enjoy songs, DVDs, games, craft, food and much more! It is run by volunteers from both churches in the Benifice and is held in the grounds of St Alban's. It is a great community event.

School:We are very proud of our church school, St Johns Church of England Infant SchoolAs a Voluntary Aided School, we provide the majority of the governing body and enjoy a very close working relationship with staff, parents and pupils. We take regular assemblies at school as well as four special services in church each year. Pupils often visit the church and churchyard as part of different aspects of the curriculum. There are many schools represented by the children of the congregation throughout the area.

And also… We also have special activities for children during the year. There are many opportunities for children to get involved, whether it’s by dressing up as an angel at Christmas or through reading in a service.