Children and Youth

Children and Youth Choir.

Children ages 8 and older are welcome to join the Kid's Pop Up Choir on Friday June 16, 5-7pm, under the direction of Kate Wright.  They will learn two songs, have some pizza, and perform the songs on Sunday June 18 at 3:30 concert with the Parish Choir.  

We plan to continue the Children's Choir in the fall of 2023.  


Godly Play.

St. John's offers the "Godly Play" curriculum which is a very interactive, creative and engaging way of engaging people of any age in the stories and narratives of the Bible.  Storytellers tell a particular bible story, and participants are invited to respond with a time of reflection.  The bible stories told follow the liturgical calendar and the time together is intentionally designed to reflect the structure of worship.

Our ministry with children and youth is as much about the parents as it is their children.  Church life provides a structure of support in times of crisis or transition. 

We invite you to connect with the Diocese of Niagara "Anglican Family Hub" on Facebook for some resources during the pandemic. 



St. John's is connected to a residential addiction rehabilitation centre for youth based in Elora called PORTAGE.  We offer weekly Bible Studies online for the residents and for those who are interested. We also invite Portage students to participate and take on leadership roles in the Sunday liturgies.  We provide training to participate in our Sunday liturgies as acolytes and servers.