Our Children

Our work at St Patrick's with children and young people is covered by Junior Church and Messy Church. Many of our children have connections with either the school or nursery, which together form St Patrick's Primary Academy.

Junior ChurchChildren's activity in the Undercroft

Junior Church meets during term time, usually, on all but the 1st Sunday of a month. We start at 10.00am in the church and then, after 'The Welcome', the children leave together to go into the Undercroft. Here we have a story, sing songs and take part in craft activities. All ages are welcome and parents can feel free to accompany the younger children or those coming for the first time. Junior Church then joins the rest of the congregation back in church for communion, which is towards the end of the service. Very near the end of the service, the children usually get an opportunity to come and share their activities with the older members of the congregation.

The first Sunday of the month is usually a Family Praise and Holy Communion service and the children stay in church for the whole time.

Our Junior Church Gallery is here.

A red splat of paint underneath the words MESSY CHURCH

Messy Church

Messy Church is currently being held every third month.
The dates planned, so far, for 2024 are:

 Good Friday

 29th March 



15th June



14th September 



 14th December



All places are bookable by phoning 07719 942597 

Messy Church is for families who might want to ‘do’ church differently.

It is enjoyed by both regular mainstream church families wanting to have a change from the usual Sunday morning church services and it is equally enjoyed by those families who want to raise their children as Christians but find the traditional church services too restrictive.

Messy is enjoyed by all families seeking to meet Jesus through craft, music, worship and food.

St Patrick's Primary Academy

St. Patrick's school is situated alongside St. Patrick’s Church.  Christianity is central to its teaching, and we continue to build strong links between the church and the school. We do this through a weekly school service, held in church, every Wednesday at 9am during term time.  We recognise the historic foundations of the church and school, and we continue to preserve and develop its religious character. To find out more about the school click here.