Currently we cannot run separate children's activities on Sunday's due to Covid-19 restrictions.  Our 9:30 am service at St Andrew's has a particular focus on families with young children.

Whether your children are pre-school or they are sitting A-levels they are very welcome in our church family. We have a number of different groups for different ages of children, all aiming to teach the children the Bible in a way that is appropriate for their age. Our children's holiday club is in July this year. See the information below.



(Pre Covid-19 restrictions)

On Sunday mornings everyone, young and old, spend the first part of the service together. During this part of the service we sing (including at least one children's song), hear part of the Bible read, and then have a short talk directed at the children (but for us all to listen to).

After the short talk children up to year 8 leave to go to Creche or one of the Sunday Club groups. The different groups we have are:

  • Creche (0-YR school year)

  • Explorers (year group 1 to year group 5)

  • Pioneers (year group 6 to year group 9)

Teenagers in years 9 - 13 stay in during the morning service and then go to the Youth Group which meets from 7.45pm till 9.00pm at the Parish Assistant's house.  [Please note that there is currently no Youth Group - contact the Assistant Minister for information].

Pioneers Group

During Covid restrictions:

Pioneers Group (school years 6 to 9} is meeting virtually via Zoom.  For information please contact Caroline Elphick, 01256-851304 or .

Holiday Bible Club


In the first weeks of the school summer holidays we would normally run a three day Holiday Bible Club for children in years R to 6. There is lots of fun, games, crafts, drama and learning from the Bible. We have had to cancel this year's Holiday Club due to the Coronavirus restrictions.

Sherbornes-with-Pamber Mums &Toddlers Group

There is a Toddlers group that meet on Wednesday mornings in Sherborne St John Village Hall during term time.  Please see the calendar for days and times.

Toddlers-at-10 Group

This group is for mums and toddlers and meets on occasional Mondays in the Parish Room.  Please see the calendar for details, or contact Warren Trask (Assistant Minister), Wendy Howe ( Parish Assistant) or Pela Kronfeld for details.

Child Protection

Our aim is to make sure every child can be themselves in a safe and welcoming environment. Our children's workers are appointed through interview only, are CRB checked and have first aid and safeguarding training.
If you have any questions about our work with children or want to know more about bringing your children along on a Sunday then please fill in our Contact Us form.