St John's Church, Harpenden - Sunday 9:30am service - Little Gems


We always welcome young children to our services, but the experience of the parents amongst us is that entertaining our toddler during the whole of a service can be somewhat stressful.

ToyTo allow parents to concentrate on worship rather than crowd control, we run Little Gems during the 9.30am Sunday service.

Children go straight to the Committee Room in the Church Hall, a small carpeted room ideal for little ones, and normally start with free play, follow this with a bible story with props and some craft activities. Thus runs from 9.30am until the Peace (about 10.15), when children join their parents in church.

On the first Sunday of the month, we encourage the entire family to go to the service.  Because young ones can get restless, we do provide toys in the porch - you can still hear the service there.


We care for children from birth to nursery age; both those who come regularly and visitors on a one off basis, the group usually being no bigger than eight.

If you would like more information, please email us.

Come and play, make, learn and laugh.

At Little Gems we:

Learn that God loves me

Learn that Jesus is my friend

Hear the best Bible stories

Pray to God

Play, make, stick and colour

Have lots of fun

We will come to find you in church if your child needs you, or you are welcome to stay with your toddler if you, or they, prefer.

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