Nurturing Children

Children and families are very welcome at St Luke's. We aim to encourage children in their spiritual development and parents in the role they can play to support them. 

Here in summary are the services and activities which St Luke's offers for children and their parents:


Click here for more about baptisms at St Luke's.

Pray & Play

A very informal gathering every Wednesday at 09.30am designed to allow parents and carers of pre-school children to get together in church to hear stories, sing, play and to talk. Toddlers and babies have toys to play with and there is no requirement for them to be quiet! Coffee, tea and cake available. You can double check it's happening by looking at our Events Calendar.

Drop In Playgroup (term-time only)

These groups are sponsored by the church and take place in the Community Hall every Thursday in term time. The playgroup is for pre-school children with parents and carers staying throughout. Click here for more details.

Family Service Sunday 9am

Every Sunday at 09:00am this service is particularly suitable for families with young children, lasting about 35 minutes.  It is followed by refreshments and time to meet other families afterwards.  There are activities for the children relating to the readings of the day.

Junior Church

Most Sundays during the 10:30am Parish Eucharist. Children join the service at the beginning and end. Following the opening hymn and a prayer, children may leave to join in the activities int he Community Hall.  They come back to join the congregation in time for Holy Communion.

For the very small there are some toys at the back of church.

Junior Choir 

Our junior choir is being re-convened and involves children between 8 and 14 years of age coached by our Assistant Organist and or Director of Music. They sing with the adult choir at the 10:30 Parish Eucharist every Sunday morning and greatly enhance our worship by singing at special services. Click here for more details.

Jesus said, 
'Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belong' 
Matthew 19: 14