We have a range of activities for children under 12 years old.

Due to COVID we have had to change the way we run our children's activities (see here for more details).

Hear from Debra, our CYFM, and some of our families on how we've been managing this with Praise Parties:

See our Virtual Service page for YPS, our Young Person's Service each week.

Twiglets (Pre-school) - age 2-4 - Term-time Thursdays, 13.15-14.45, St John's Church Hall

A relaxed and fun-filled session of play and learning, with a chance to chat and make friends. We all join in a variety of craft activities, songs and games to fit the day’s theme linked to a Bible story. We provide a drink and child friendly snacks. We welcome all children under school age, from birth to 4 years old (or starting school).


In School - age 5-11

People from St John's are involved in all kinds of activities in two local schools, Folkestone Primary Academy and Mundella Primary School. Both these schools use our church for special services. We also visit them to conduct school assemblies and, as part of a national scheme for helping young children learn some key Bible stories, we Open the Book and tell the stories by acting them out in costume.

We are launching a Primary Academy After School Club on Wednesdays 3.15 - 4.15pm before Christmas. It will involve years 3 and 4 to start with and id limited to 30 children a week. The club will offer lots of games, songs, craft, Bible stories, prayer and be all-round FUN!

Sunday Fun - age 3-11 and Babies and Toddlers - at 10am in Church

Every Sunday except the first in the month, children aged 3-11 learn action songs, wave flags and do an activity at the start of the main worship service before going off to the hall for a Bible story, more songs, prayer, games and craft.

On the first Sunday in the month, they join in our Family Service in Church.

There's a creche in church for Babies and Toddlers, with toys and activities. Parents can choose to stay with their children or leave them with volunteers who will care for them and play with them so that mums and dads can join in the worship.