Children and Young People

Sunday Explorers

Sunday Explorers aims to make the Christian message fun and accessible for children under 11 years. We meet from 9:50 in the Old School Room for a breakfast of coffee and toast after which we explore Bible stories and simple prayer through games, action songs, drama, art and craft, stories and food.

Parents are welcome to stay, especially with children aged three years and under, or to settle children in. They may then take the opportunity to join the 10:00 communion service in church.

Towards the end of the 10:00 service, we join the congregation for communion or a blessing, and to share the morning’s story and craft work with the rest of the church family. We don’t miss out on anything special happening in the church but come in and take part in the good bits. Read more:

Explorers 10 Plus

Young people aged 10 to 12 years old have their own group. Some, not all, members also help set up and serve during the 10:00am service. We meet in church at the start of the 10.00 am service.  Shortly after the beginning of the service we go to the Parish Room where we explore the Christian faith with games, film clips, Bible stories and discussion. We rejoin the congregation at approximately 10.40 am for Holy Communion. Read more

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

Family Communion Service

Everyone is welcome to our All-Age Service at 10:00. This is generally on the third Sunday of the month but may change if there’s a special services. Forthcoming services: 19 January, 16 February, 22 March Mothering Sunday, 12 April Easter Sunday. On these days, the Explorer’s stay with the congregation for the who;e service.

These 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.

Summer holidays: There are no children’s groups or family services during the school summer holidays. C0louring and quiet toys are available in the children’s area during the 10:00 service.

Messy Church

Messy Church is organised by Wolvercote Baptist Church. It’s an event for the whole family which takes place on the second Sunday of the month at 15:30 in the Baptist Church, Lower Wolvercote. Family-friendly messy art and craft and games based around a Bible story are followed by a short celebration service and a great family tea.


All children’s work leaders are DBS-checked. Anne Dorman is our Parish Safeguarding Officer. Each year St Peter’s PCC  reviews our safeguarding policy, most recently in May 2019. See our dedicated Safeguarding page for further information.