Jesus said “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these”.  Matthew 19 v14


Children and young people are always welcome, and encouraged to take full part in our life and worship as a church family. IMG_0208

The parish priest and youth worker have strong connections with the local primary and secondary schools.  There is a monthly Eucharist (Holy Communion) for the primary school at St Mary’s, Brighstone, and a monthly Godly Play session for the children in the Reception Class.  We also regularly go into the school for Collective Worship and to work with individual classes.

Children are encouraged to be present and take part in the main services at all of our five churches.  They are involved in welcoming, reading the scriptures for the day to the congregation, others offer prayers, or help by bringing forward the bread and wine for the celebration of Holy Communion.  The young people also support our music and singing.

If your children would like to get involved in their local parish church, please email

Youth Work

There are a variety of ways in which children and young people can explore their faith, from bible study to detached youth work, work in local schools and a number of fellowship groups.  We work closely with other churches across the Island as well as Youth For Christ, aiming to provide a range of opportunities for young people to engage at whatever level they feel comfortable.

Youth Work Update

One of our readers, Pete Johnson has oversight for our work with young people.  We are currently looking for a part-time youth worker.  See here for more details.

If you would like to support this work, either financially or with your time, please contact Pete Johnson on .