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children, youth and families

Here at St Ives Church we welcome all, from the littlest to the eldest

We’re passionate about making sure children and young people hear about Jesus Christ and how he changes lives.

We love to resource, equip and encourage children and families to be lifelong disciples of Jesus Christ. We believe it is important to share the love and message of Jesus in fun and creative ways, starting from a young age.



Our children are an integral part of our Wild Church service (3:30pm) - there is plenty for them to join and be a part of in our intergenerational service from crafts, reflective stations, physical activities, story time and worship. 

Our discipleship groups for our children and youth groups run after the Wild Church service from 5 - 6:30pm. Each of these groups are led by a team that provide fun and engaging Bible activities every Sunday! 

Sundays 5:00-6:30pm

Crocodile club is our weekly discipleship group for primary age children. We have fun diving into the bible, playing games, eating yummy snacks and building relationships and community with each other and Jesus.


We're always excited to have new friends join us - so please come along!

Sundays 5:00-6:30pm

Our Youth Discipleship group meets on Sunday evenings following the service and is open to all 10-14 year olds. we eat, play games, laugh and discover more about God, the bible and what it means to be a community of love and hope in Jesus together. 

If you are, or know of, a young person who would like to come along - we'd love to meet them!

 Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
Proverbs 22:6

in the week

During the week there is lots of ways families and children can connect with our church and across the wider community. 

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Tuesdays 10:00-11:30am


Baby and toddlers group

Tiddlers is our midweek toddler and baby group which runs on Tuesday mornings 10-11:30 term time at St Johns in the Fields. During the warmer months we play outside in the vicarage garden, when it gets a bit water and colder we move into the church hall. 

Come and join us for some fun play, snacks, songs and games with other mums, dads and babies all at a similar life-stage. Please note that your children remain your responsibility throughout.

£1.00 per family. All welcome - no need to book just turn up!

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every other Friday 11:00-12:30pm 


mothers and under 1's

A warm and welcoming group for mothers with little one's in their first year. We meet together to play, have conversation, give support, eat some cake, and a share a nourishing soup lunch together. 

Spaces are bookable termly, please contact Hannah on

or message the Tiddlers Facebook group - follow the Facebook link. 

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one Friday a month 3:30-4:30pm (see below)


building fun for families

Lego club meets one Friday a month after school in St Johns Church Hall. 

Come and join us for some fun pledge building challenges and time to meet other children and families in our community. Please note your children remain your responsibility throughout. 

£1.00 per family. All welcome - no need to book just turn up!

This terms dates:


Were currently taking a pause on Lego club but as soon as we have some updated dates we will let you know!

NHS health visitor clinic

NHS runs a clinic in an adjacent room, which is separate to St Johns’ but hosted in the building. This is booked through your local health visitor. However, each Friday morning is an open drop-in. If you would like your baby weighed, or health-checked, please feel free to come down from 9:30am. 

got anymore questions?


How to find us

St Johns in the Fields is just outside of St Ives centre, you'll find us opposite the fire station


St Johns has on-site parking with plenty of space for hall and church users.

We also open up our church during the holiday periods - you can also use St Johns to park your car for £5 a day.

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