Children and Young People

All are welcome at St Peter’s

Sunday Explorers is the group at St Peter’s church for children under-eleven. It’s about making the Christian message fun and accessible for children.

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.

This autumn we’ll look at the story of Moses from the Old Testament before turning our attention to the Christmas story.


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.

Monthly… The Family service welcomes everyone into an All-Age Service  at 10.00am on the third Sunday of the month. This may be flexible to include special services so check the News page. Our next Family Services are 21 October, 18 November and Christmas Day.

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.

Messy Church sessions this autumn: 14 October, 11 November, 9 December


Christmas 2018  at St Peter’s

Explorers’ Christingle Event – last day of term Friday 21 December 1.15pm

Sunday Explorers Nativity Service – 23 December 10.00am followed by Christmas Party

Carols for Kids – Christmas Eve, 24 December 4.00pm


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


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.