Kids and Youth at St James

For Kids

We love Kids at St James and have programs for all ages.

Playgroup offers a fun playtime for children 0-5 years and their parents or carers. Playgroup runs from 10am – 12noon each Monday and Friday in school term, with painting, play dough, educational toys, craft, stories and songs, and bike time. If families can bring a piece of fruit and a gold coin donation that is much appreciated. We aim to provide a safe and welcoming space for families, and we reflect the diversity of our local community. Look for us in the hall on the corner of Liverpool Rd and Highbury St. For more information about our Playgroups click here.
Creche is a safe place for young children to play in a room at the back of the hall while their parents are listening to the message in church and older children are at Sunday School. Generally children go to creche once they can sit up and move around, and move up to Sunday School at around 3 years of age. Rostered volunteers care for children, and SMS parents if a child is unsettled, and parents are welcome to remain with their child in crèche until they are comfortable leaving them. All volunteers have Working with Children Checks. Creche
Sunday Kids

Sunday Kids operate at both the 9am and 10.30am Sunday Church Services for preschool to year 6. The children start off in Church with their parents. A 3-5min Kids’ Spot occurs 10-15mins into the service. Children come to the front of the Church to listen. They then leave for Sunday Kids where they are lead by experienced Sunday Kids teachers. The vision for Sunday Kids is that the children will come to know, love and serve God as their Heavenly Father through Jesus his Son.


Friday Kids Clubs

Each Friday afternoon local children gather with their friends in the Church grounds to enjoy an hour and a half of fun filled games, craft and afternoon tea along with Bible stories and discussions. From time to time the older group has offsite activities things like Billy Karts in the park and Lazer Skirmish.


Croydon Summer Club
A program for children in crèche to Yr 6 Croydon Summer Club is a Kid’s Holiday Program program run on the Church grounds for crèche to year 6 where kids learn about God, play games, make craft, sing songs and have fun! And it’s free!
The next Summer Club is 11th-15th January, 2021. Details will be released closer to the time. 

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For Youth

We hope Youth will feel at home at St James

Friday Youth

Our Friday Night Youth Group meets at 7:30pm during school term and is a mixture of high intensity games, chill out time and learning about the Christian Faith. It’s a group from high schools in the surrounding suburbs. We have lots of youth attend and the program is run by University Students and Young Workers who are keen to talk about their lives and faith. Each night we hope to clearly describe what Christians believe and to establish long lasting, deep relationships through our various activities.  

Morning Youth (Yr 7-9)

Morning Youth is a Junior High Bible Study that runs at the same time as our morning services.  The programs runs each Sunday of our School Term.  Each morning we meet together after the opening bracket of the Church Service to hang out together, chat and study the Bible.  Any high school in years 7-9 is welcome.


Senior High Growth Group (Yr 10-12)

The Senior High Growth Group meets each Sunday in School Term from 5:30-7pm.  We have dinner together, study the Bible and then share in prayer time.  After the group most members attend the Evening service which starts at 7pm.  Anyone in high school, years 10-12, is welcome to join. 

7pm Church
Our 7pm service is made up primarily of Youth, University Students and Young Workers. It begins straight after the Senior High Bible study. It is a dynamic gathering which includes singing contemporary Christian songs, prayer, Bible reading and a sermon (Bible talk). It is followed by supper. Youth-7pm
Youth Camp

Each year we run a camp for our Youth Group.  We travel to Port Hacking for the weekend where we spend time building deeper friendships and starting new ones.  We also spend a significant time thinking about what it means to be a Christian in our daily lives.  This camp is open to anyone in High School or who will be attending High School in the following year.


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Safe Ministry At St James

St James is committed to the highest standards of care and safety in our programmes for children and youth. All adult staff and volunteers in these programmes have a Working With Children Check as required by law. Additionally, they must also complete ‘Safe Ministry Training’ and have a refresher every 3 years. The church has a Safe Ministry Representative who monitors the currency and record-keeping for these accreditations.

For More information about the Anglican Church's Safe Ministry Policy

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