Children, Youth & Families

Children, youth and their families are all welcome at St Peter's. We love seeing people of all ages grow in faith, all learning together as a church family.

Junior Church

Ideal for ages up to 12 years old

Junior Church takes place during the 10am service on the first and fourth Sunday of each month.
Through games, crafts, stories and songs, we learn about Jesus and grow in faith in a fun way.

The whole church family meets together in St Peter’s for the start of our service at 10am. During the first hymn Junior Church moves to St Peter’s House across the lawn. We rejoin the service in church in time for communion (children have grapes as a way of taking part in communion). 

We have refreshments in St Peter’s House after the 10am service include juice and biscuits. Toilets and baby changing facilities are available.

We encourage Youth aged 13-18 to take part in the 10am service. We would love to see our youth work develop, so if you would like to get involved please contact Melissa ( 

Messy Church

Fun for all ages

Messy Church is on the third Sunday of the month at 3pm. This fresh expression of church includes crafts, stories, games and songs. 


Little Fish

Stay and Play Group

Thursdays (term time), 10 to 11.30am
Veranda Room, St Peter’s House (233 Ashley Road)

 £1.50 per adult, per session (no charge for children). 

Join us for general play, toast, stories and songs, and of course some much needed coffee and tea for parents and carers.



About our Children's & Youth Minister, Melissa Wearden

About our Children's & Youth Minister, Melissa Wearden

Melissa lives in Macclesfield with her husband, Richard, their daughter Bella (10) and son Michael (5).  They love to go walking as a family, play games and watch movies.

Melissa says:

“I was brought up going to church and decided I wanted to become a Christian when I was 10. But it was not until I finished university that I felt the conviction to do something about it.


A bit of a rebel as a teenager, I was now determined to show young people that you don’t have to be ‘perfect’ to be a Christian and that God loves every single one of us no matter what. 


I volunteered in youth work at my church, and got involved in different exciting events while having a day job working in the world of international export and sales.  But for more than 10 years now I have been employed in children and youth ministry in different churches with a variety of traditions – it’s a great feeling to be sure I am where God wants me to be. I’d like young people to feel that they belong, and are accepted as they are, so they can believe in a God who loves them unconditionally.


If I had realised what freedom there is in letting God into my life, I would never have been so rebellious as a teenager!”

 You can contact Melissa at

Also for children

Rainbows • Brownies • Guides • Beavers • Cubs • Scouts • Explorers

Contact Glenda Gould for more information.