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Youth and Children

We believe our children are our present as well as our future and value them as integral members of our community. Children are welcome at all our church services [we don’t mind a bit of mess and noise!] and a table near the front is always stocked with some craft, games and treats to keep them amused through the ‘boring bits’. Helpers* are always at hand to keep them occupied or encourage them to join in where appropriate.

We also run a number of specific activities for our young people.


We would like to express our gratitude to Hatherleigh Co-op and local community for supporting the ongoing work of the Youth Café with a generous £3,000 donation.

November 2022

Our Youth Work In The Community

Youth Café - Old Schools, Hatherleigh

Youth Café

A new venture run in the ‘Old Schools’ building in Hatherleigh Square, every Thursday evening.

Completely free for ages 13-18, this includes, hot and cold food, table top games, pool table and Wii, but mostly, fun and friendship in a safe, nurturing environment overseen by our fully trained and vetted team* drawn from Hatherleigh’s three churches.

Sunday Club - Activities for children at St John's Church, Hatherleigh

Sunday Club

Crafts, games, music and treats and a chance to learn a little each time about God’s story and His love for them.

Family Service at St John's Church Hatherleigh

Family Services

Although children are welcome at all services and a table of crafts and treats are always set out, in this one we try to make an extra point of making the message clear to all ages while still including enough depth for the mature believer. 

You can expect contemporary music from the band, craft, games and goodies for the children and maybe a gimmick or two and a short children’s talk.

There may occasionally be a Baptism in this service.

Hatherleigh Primary School, Devon, UK

Big Story Club

Is an after school club which runs term time on a Tuesday afternoon in Hatherleigh primary school. Fun, games, treats and an insight into God’s involvement in His world. 

Hatherleigh Primary School, Devon, UK

Hatherleigh Community Primary School.

We enjoy a good relationship with our local school and are involved in a number of ways: big Story Club, taking assemblies and ‘Open the Book’ all happen in the school, and the school occasionally use the church building for special occasions and services. 

Coming Soon

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TBC: Monthly on a Saturday, in Old Schools, Hatherleigh

A monthly breakfast club on a Saturday morning for dads and little ones. Bacon baps for the dads and games for the kiddies. Give the mums a lie in and bring the kids along. A chance to meet with other dads to chat and share the challenges they face together.