Children & Young People

We have the following groups for children and young people:

Junior Church

Junior Church sessions take place as follows:

St John the Divine:  There is Junior Church at the 11.00am service most weeks for children aged 3+ and toys, books, paper/crayons, etc. available every week.  We take a break on Christmas Day and during the summer holidays.

St Mary Magdalene:  Junior Church meets every two weeks during the 9.30am Sunday service, (during state school term time) and takes children aged 3+.  For younger children there is a Creche room available, for you to use with your child.  Here you can play and still hear the service.

St Matthias:  Junior Church is held weekly at the 9.30am service (except on Christmas Day and the Summer Holidays) for those aged 3+.  For younger children there are toys available at the back of church, during the service.

If you would like further information please just turn up to one of our services and chat to one of the welcomers or any of the parents, or contact Emma.



Eaglets is a toddler group for babies, children and their adults.  It is a space for play & conversation for babies, children & their adults (with snacks & songs). All welcome!

AT:   St John the Divine, Kew Road, TW9 2NA

ON:  Tuesdays, 9.30 – 11.30am

Our Summer break is from 9 July 2024, returning 10 September.

Volunteers are always welcome! If you’re interested, please contact Emma.



Junior Choir

An opportunity to sing as part of our junior choir, led by our Music Team. Singing in a choir is an amazing opportunity to develop an incredible array of skills: working as part of a team, building confidence, developing musical skills, and most importantly, having fun in a friendly, welcoming and supportive environment.

We’re restarting in September – Don’t miss out!

For more info contact our Director of Music, Seb


Special Services

Details of upcoming children’s services and all age exploring services can be found here

Our children’s services take place the first Saturday of the month, 4pm at St Mary Magdalene and are intended for children aged 0-8 years.

Our exploring services are an exciting new initiative, exploring different topics.



Christian Initiation:

Baptism/ Christenings – Please see our baptisms page

First Communion Preparation – We are very happy to admit children (generally aged 7+) to  Holy Communion following a preparation course of six sessions. For more information contact one of the clergy.

ConfirmationContact a member of the clergy if you would like to know more, or are interested in being Confirmed into the Christian Faith.


We have members of our team who are able to do assemblies at local schools and receive class visits to our church buildings.  If you would like us to do so, please contact Emma to make arrangements.

Duke of Edinburgh Award Volunteering

Each Term we take on a maximum of two volunteers to help with our Junior Churches.  This is subject to an initial meeting to discuss Health and Safety, expectations (of both the Student and ourselves.  This meeting is always with a Parent / Guardian).  If you would like to know more please contact the Parish Office.


The Richmond Team Ministry takes its responsibility to safeguard children, young people and vulnerable adults very seriously. If you have any safeguarding concerns or would like to know more about our safeguarding procedures you can find the contact details of the relevant people here.

All volunteers are carefully recruited and will have a DBS check where required. Safeguarding training is offered regularly and we adhere to the guidelines of the Southwark Diocesan Safeguarding Policies and Procedures ‘A Safe Church’ which you can find here.