Children and Young People

St Peter’s welcomes children and young people and their families. The church is an important part of life in Wolvercote and we value our connections with all aspects of community life throughout the year. Whether you join us for special events such as the Harvest Family Communion, Carols4Kids or a family baptism or whether you are a regular part of our fellowship, you are very welcome

Anne Dorman

Children and Families Worker
Anne Dorman was appointed Children’s and Families’ Worker in August 2017. She picked up the baton from Jess Richmond who had served in this post for three years. Jess developed our end-of-term Explorers’ Outreach events when children finishing school early for the holiday have enjoyed making a Christingle to take home for Christmas and a treasure hunt to tell the Easter story.  Anne writes: “I am delighted to be the new Children’s and Families’ Worker at St Peter’s. We have a wonderful team of children’s leaders and helpers to teach and support the children’s and young peoples’ activities in church.”

My contact email is


Sunday groups for children and young people

Children and young people can explore the Bible and church life in the Sunday Explorers and Explorers Plus during the weekly 10.00 am service.

Children aged ten years or younger are welcome to join us in Sunday Explorers. We meet at the beginning of the 10.00am service in church and go to the Old School Room, returning to church for Communion with our families. We have a Bible story, music and chat, games, food and a choice of craft and messy activities so that everyone can find something to do that they enjoy. This might include sticking and gluing, play-doh, colourful craft activities, being creative with food or planting seeds. This term our Bible Theme is Creation, Noah’s Ark and the big, big families at the beginning of the Bible.

We would like parents to stay with children under the age of three years.

Explorers Dates for your diary

Sunday 17 December Explorers Nativity Play and Party 
Children tell the Christmas story in the 10.00 service and celebrate with a party

Tuesday 19 December Christmas Explorers’ Event
Come to St Peter’s straight after school finishes for a special start to the Christmas holiday. We will be making Christingles and sharing the Christmas story with Christmas refreshments.


Sunday 24 December Carols4Kids
Unmissable! On Christmas Eve we have our hugely popular Carols4Kids, much enjoyed by both the children, their family and friends. With lots of opportunity for congregation participation, it’s guaranteed to become the only way to start your Christmas. Bring your children to dress up and join in the telling of the Christmas story with the help of the Grumpy Innkeeper, and sing your heart out with all your favourite carols. The service starts at 4:00pm and lasts for around 45 minutes, followed by refreshments.


Child safeguarding policy
Leaders of our children’s work and adult choir members are CRB checked. Our Safeguarding Officer is Revd Joanna Coney (email: Each year St Peter’s PCC  reviews our safeguarding policy, most recently in May 2017.  Download the current policy.