Families and Youth Ministry

We are currently asking people if they would consider offering further support of our Families and Youth Ministry. Please click on this link to find out more, and to see if you can help this growing ministry to continue to make a positive difference in the lives of many local young people. Thank you.

The 4pm Sunday Service

Sundays 4-5pm (Term-time). We gather together for worship and seek to explore the Bible in kinetic and creative ways. The content of the service is particularly suitable for families with 0-15s but all ages are welcome. There are groups for young people in school years 7+, toddlers, and a new group starting soon for Primary School age children. Please email Kim and Richard at families@stjohnssouthbourne.com if you’d like more information, or just come and join us!

St John’s Tots – 0-4s

Thursdays in term time 10am – 11:45am Church Centre. £2 per family.

Lots of toys, activities, crafts, games, Bible stories and singing. All parents, grandparents, carers etc are welcome. Coffee Connect is open from 9am if you would like a hot drink after your school run before we start. Please click this link to access the church calendar to find ‘St John’s Tots’ dates on Thursday mornings, every week in term time. We look forward to welcoming you!

Friday Fellowship

A fortnightly opportunity for families to connect after school, anytime between 3-6pm on a Friday to build friendships with each other and share a meal. There are activities, games, a youth area, crafts and quieter spaces. As part of our afternoon, children can gather in small groups for their focus time to explore faith and enjoy finding out about following Jesus. If you’d like to know more email Kim at families@stjohnssouthbourne.com or follow this link to the church calendar and click the date/ dates you’d like to sign up. Please book separately for each date you’d like to attend, as this is a popular event and we don’t want anyone to miss out.


Young people at St John’s meet during the 4pm service for 4YG – a group for Year7+ that looks at the Bible, life and some of the big questions around those in a fun and interactive way. We also regularly join with other local youthgroups for High Tide and May Camp. For more information please contact Richard at families@stjohnssouthbourne.com – and check out the calendar from the home page.

Get In Touch!

For more information about any of groups for young people and families, please get in touch with our family workers, Richard and Kim via the church office or email families@stjohnssouthbourne.com

Here is the full report for our Annual Meeting *it’s a large file so you may need to click + to zoom in.

Here is our latest update, this time with a focus on Youth in March/April 2024:
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