Many visitors to our parish comment on how child friendly we are. This is certainly our intention and every effort is made to make attendance at church a positive and enjoyable experience for children. On some occasions an entire Sunday 10.30 Mass is 'child centred' with special readings, songs and prayers. Our Christmas Eve mass is one such celebration. At these masses the children gather round the alter with Father Richard for the Eucharistic prayer. It can be a bit chaotic,but most parishioners seem to cope!
On other Sundays, during 10.30 mass, we run a Children's Liturgy in the church hall. Our group of experienced Liturgy leaders help to make the Readings and Mass understandable and age-appropriate. The children have a lovely time - joining in, asking questions, singing songs, saying prayers together and often making some lovely artwork for the church.
St Johns has a vibrant youth club for young people in Tadworth, meeting on Saturday afternoons and evenings.
"Awesome. Tremendous fun. Brilliant." are some of the adjectives used to describe the meetings.
Donations are always appreciated - scaletrix cars, arts& craft items, board games etc. Please leave any donations at the parish office. We look forward to welcoming our young people, and any volunteers are also very welcome!