Children in the Parish of Cove

We are passionate about seeing children grow in their faith and have lots of fun together while doing so. We have a programme for children as part of our services on a Sunday see here. We also have a monthly Messy Church service.

For your toddlers

Little Fishes

We meet for 2 sessions every Thursday in Term Time 8:45-10am & 10am – 11:15 at St John’s Hall. We are well-known for our wonderful home-made cakes and warm welcome! We have lots of good quality toys and books, have an art/craft table and a table set out for playdough fun! We have a designated carpeted area for parents/carers with little babies and lots of space for toddlers to ride trikes, scooters and cars around. Each session ends with a singing time.

The cost is £1 per family.



We meet from 9.30-11am every Tuesday during term time at Christ Church. We provide a safe and fun place for parents/carers and their children to meet each week, make new friends, chat and have some fun. There are lots of activities for the children including having a craft table, a book corner, baby area, games and puzzles and ride on toys. Each session ends with a singing time and when it is your child’s birthday we sing a song for them.

The cost is £1 per family

For your children

Messy Church

Messy Church is a monthly service (on the second Thursday of the month) for all the family – all are welcome whether you have not been to church in years or never before. We have crafts, songs, games, a bible story and food together. Why not come along and see what we do…?

What happens at Messy Church?

3.30pm– Sign in, catch up, refreshments & board games.
4.00pm– Bible stories and prayers
4.15pm– Craft and other creative fun activities
5.00pm– Songs, Prayers and Birthdays
5.15pm- Tea
6.00pm– Finish

For your older children

We want to see young people encounter Jesus, learn about the Bible and have lots of fun and make memories together.


Sunday mornings:

We have groups for young people are two of our Sunday morning services:

9:30 service @ Christ Church

We all begin with worship together and then we have children leave for their groups. We also have YBS (Youth Bible Study) on Sunday morning for those in school years 7 up to year 13 who leave during the sermon.

10:30 service @ St John’s

On the first Sunday of each month our young people attend (and often involved with) our All Together service. On the other weeks we begin in church and have children’s songs with the rest of the church family, then we leave to join our groups in the hall. We join the church for communion once a month.


Friday Night

If you are in year 8 to 13, then this is for you! We meet every Friday evening, term-time, from 7pm to 9pm for food fun and game. This is our safe place to be together, share ideas, help each other, pray for each other and grow friendships and memories. Often we meet in St John’s Hall, but we also do trips and during the Autumn 2019 we are meeting at Christ Church. Come and join us!

Upcoming Children's Events