Children and Young People

Children are welcome at St Peter’s

Sunday Explorers is the children’s group at St Peter’s church for under-elevens and is about making the Christian message fun and accessible for children.  There is a talented and friendly team of volunteer co-leaders led by the Children’s and Families’ Worker, Anne Dorman who took over from Jess Richmond in August 2017.

Weekly… We meet at the 10.00 service in the Old School Room. We explore Bible stories and simple prayer with games, action songs, drama, art and craft, stories and food. Themes up to the summer are:

10 June: The Lost Sheep
24 June: The Holy Spirit, doves and windmills
1 July: Jesus’ friend Peter
8 July: The Precious Pearl
22 July: Building sites: rock or sand
29 July: How to go through the eye of a needle

Download the Childrens’ Diary May to September

Parents are welcome to stay, especially with children age three years and under, or to settle children in, but can take the opportunity to join the church service.

Towards the end of the service, we join the rest of the church for Holy Communion and share our story and lovely art work with the rest of the church family at the front. We don’t miss out on anything special happening in the church but come in for the good bits and take part.


We hold an all-age St Peter’s Family Service at 10.00am on the third Sunday of the month. This may be flexible to include special services so check the News page. On Easter Sunday our Family Service including an Easter Egg Hunt. Our next Family Services are 17 June and 15 July.

Our Family Services include an all-age singing group, a mixture of contemporary and traditional music, and an interactive talk so that children are engaged and enjoy the whole service. It is followed by refreshments and a FairTrade Stall in the Parish Room.

Messy Church is also an exciting Families’ event which takes place on the second Sunday of the month at 3.30 pm at Wolvercote Baptist Church. There is Family-friendly messy art and craft and games based around a Bible story followed by a short service and a great family tea.

Next two Messy Church sessions are 10 June and 8 July.

Termly… Explorers is not just for Sundays. We celebrate the start of school holidays with an Explorers’ Event at St Peter’s church as school finishes at 1.15pm.

Mark your diary!The next end-of-term Explorers event is on Wed 25 July. Take a creative look at Creation. Make the cosmos, see a volcano, design animals and sow some seeds.  Followed by story time and refreshments. All welcome!

If you would like to get in touch by email use, or pop in on a Sunday morning.

Anne Dorman, Children’s and Families’ Worker, St Peter’s Church




Child safeguarding policy

Leaders of our children’s work and adult choir members are CRB checked. Anne Dorman is our Safeguarding Officer. Each year St Peter’s PCC  reviews our safeguarding policy, most recently in May 2017.  Download the current policy.