St John's Church

Jesus, to know Him and to make Him known

Children and Youth


Lighthouse Ministries Junior Church under our umbrella name of  "Lighthouse Ministries" meets every Sunday 
 during school term time. 

 At the commencement of the 10.30am service,  
 all adults and children are together for worship. 
 The youth and children receive a blessing at the 
 altar part way through the worship before they 
 leave to Junior church at about 10:45. We are 
 fortunate in having Junior church leaders who are also involved in the theme, prayers and worship for our regular 'All Age Service'.

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Sparklers age 0 – 3
We are blessed to have qualified nursery trained leaders amongst our team, so there is creativity and great ideas flowing in the groups with the youngest family members. We meet in the small hall where we have access to baby change facilities and the kitchen, so it is an ideal and safe place for crèche to meet. The little ones enjoy their own programme where we teach bible truths and stories through play activities, toys and various crafts.

Ignite age 4 – 10
Ignite is built on a foundation laid by years of children’s work in St. John’s, with the Lord as our chief cornerstone. We sow seeds in faith that God will work in the lives of our little ones. It’s a combination of praise, fun and learning for the children and dedicated adult helper team alike!


  • St John & St Matthew
  • Parish Church of South Hornchurch
  • South End Road, Rainham
  • Essex
  • RM13 7XT

01708 555260
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