At St. John’s we long to see young people transformed to be more like Jesus, delighting in their Heavenly Father, and empowered by the Holy Spirit to serve God in their daily lives. We have four core values:
To view our Values & What’s On booklet, with full details about our program, please click HERE.
A FEW HIGHLIGHTS FROM SUMMER TERM!
We meet together on Monday evenings from 7-8.30pm to study a book of the Bible every week during school term (please note, we do not meet during half terms and holidays and do not meet the first week back after these holidays). These are great times to gather together around lovely food and drink and drill down deep into what God’s word says, how the Bible works, and how to understand and apply it. It’s a great time where we get to know God better and focus on our discipleship.
Where: Room C301
When: Tuesday Lunchtimes
Who: All QE Pupils
We meet together to hang out, encourage each other, pray together, and sometimes bring in guest visitors to interview. We regularly put on events like debates and young people from lots of churches across our community come along. Andy Acheson, our youth worker, is a school chaplain at QE and is available on Tuesday afternoons and Thursday mornings to meet with students and offer pastoral care – if this is something you would value, he would be more than happy to arrange a time with you.
Where: St Michael’s Middle School, The Pad
When: Thursday Lunchtimes
Who: All St Michael’s Pupils
The Hub runs as a mini Youth Club during the school lunchtime. We have games consoles, crafts, board games, music, table tennis, a weekly challenge with prizes and a short talk from the Bible.
Where: Allenbourn Middle School, Library
When: Friday Lunchtimes
Who: All Allenbourn Pupils
The Box runs as mini Youth Club identical to The Hub. We have games consoles, crafts, board games, music, table tennis, a weekly challenge with prizes and a short talk from the Bible.
Where: St John’s Church
When: Friday 6-7.30pm
Who: School Years 6-8
All in School years 6-8 are welcome to come along to CORE Youth Club. We make crafts, play sports, enjoy pool, table tennis, games consoles, eat lots of sweets, and have a talk from the Bible. We regularly host special events like Nerf gun nights, inflatables evenings, talent shows and much more. We’d love to see you!
Where: St John’s Church
When: Friday 8-9.30pm
Who: School Years 9-13
All in School years 9-13 are welcome to come along to FUSE. There is sport, a pool table, table tennis, games consoles, a tuck shop and a talk from the Bible. FUSE also hosts special events like Ice skating evenings in Poole park, beach nights at sandbanks and the Christmas Ball.
(Just a few photos from last term!)
CORE also meets during The Eleven @ St John’s. This is a really exciting time as we dive deep into the Bible together to uncover what God has to say to us, and what difference that makes in our everyday lives. We play games and do crafts that help us unlock and apply more of what we’re learning.
FUSE meets after the evening service on Sundays (8-9:30pm). We hang out, eat pizza together and play games, then get really stuck into the Bible and listen to God speak to us through his word. We also love to sing God’s praises and pray together. It’s a wonderful place to grow friendships and, most importantly, to grow our relationship with God. We study again what we have looked at in the evening service and chat through exactly what it means for us to live as Christians in our schools, sports teams, hobbies and all of our lives.
(Pictures from our Summer Camp in Keswick and at Streetlight Skate Park)