Junior Church

We know just how important it is to engage the young people of the parish in our church life.  Junior Church  has over 25 members of all ages and meets in the Church for an activity session with a Bible theme on the Second Sunday of the month at 10am.  This is followed by a simple Family Service at 11am - all are welcome... it is great fun and lovely for the children to show off what they have been doing!

Activities include:

  • Puppets
  • Drama
  • Music and Dancing
  • Craft and cookery





The theme for the September Junior Church and Family Service was the miracle that Jesus performed in restoring a man’s sight. In the hour before the service the children thought about the wonderful gift of sight that most of us have – and most take for granted. Having heard the story, they were challenged as to how life would be if they couldn’t see. They were then were asked how they would set about describing the colour red to someone who was blind. They also played stick the tail on the donkey, except this was a picture of Rudolph and they used stickers instead of pins!


The Service began with the Puppets performing the song Live and Not Die and then we all sang the well-loved Amazing Grace, with the words ‘I once was blind but now I see’. Following the time of Confession, we sang again a song we had learnt in July The earth is filled with glorious things, with its important last line of each verse: ‘but the greatest thing of all is God’s love’.


Some of the adults in Junior Church joined with the children telling – in a play – the story of the healing of the blind man. We heard how many of the supposedly good people thought that because Jesus healed on the Sabbath day he must have been a bad man but the man himself rightly thought only a good man could do such a wonderful thing. Revd Charles then told us to think about how life would be without sight and closed his eyes and walked carefully, but not perfectly, down the aisle. He discouraged others from copying unless they were very careful! He also pointed out that we sometimes say ‘do you see?’ when we mean ‘do you understand?’ so it about mental and spiritual sight as well as physical.


There were three people with birthdays to whom we sung. After the Affirmation of Faith, we sang again the action song  We want to see Jesus lifted high. Then following a time of prayer we sang another well-loved hymn How great thou art. The Puppets’ final number was Hey People.

We would like to thank all who took part and the Puppets were in particularly good and lively form.


The next Junior Church is on 14th October at 10am, when we will celebrate Harvest.  It will be followed by a Family Service at 11 and refreshments, after.