Children & 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.

Ideal for ages up to 12 years old

Junior Church takes place during the 10am service on the second 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. 

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. 



Stay and Play Group
Pre-school 0-4

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

£30 for the term per family (or £15 per half term), or £3 per session (no charge for children).

Join us for general play, toast, stories and songs, and tea and coffee for parents and carers. Grandparents and Nannies also welcome.

Formerly Known As ‘Little Fish’.




For Mums-to-be

Mondays (term time), 10 to 11.30am
Veranda Room, St Peter’s House (233 Ashley Road)
(At same time of St Peter’s Parent, Baby & Toddler Group)

Meet and chat over refreshments with other growing families in the area.

For more information, contact Lucy Nattrass (

Bowdon Church School Admissions 2023-2024

 IMPORTANT UPDATE: For those applying for Bowdon Church School Admissions 2023 for 2024, we will be collecting completed Application Forms with Service Attendance stamps from Tuesday 2nd January to Friday 5th January. Forms and Cards will then be checked and signed by vicar Rev’d Karen Stanton from Monday 8th January, so that they can be ready for collection on Thursday 11th and Friday 12th January. Parents will need to sign to say that they have received the Forms and Cards back. Parents will then need to give completed forms and cards to the school on Monday 15th January as per the school’s process.

Please note, Rev’d Karen will only provide supporting letters (for 2024 Admissions) for those who have moved to the area less than 12 months (after 1st January 2023) and therefore not been able to attend regularly for 12 months to meet school criteria. Supporting evidence will need to be given. If you were attending a church at your previous address, we strongly recommend you asking your previous church for a letter of reference – as this will give the school a wider picture of your faith journey.

Please refer to Bowdon Church School for questions regarding admissions and their criteria.

Bowdon Church School Admissions 2024-2025

We now have new Attendance Cards for Bowdon Church School September 2025 Admissions. These are available at our 8.30am and 10am Sunday services. We require all families needing an Attendance Card to complete a Connect Card, which can be found at the back of church. 

If you are already collecting stamps, don’t forget to get your Attendance Card stamped at each service you attend. This can include Messy Church.

Please refer to Bowdon Church School for questions regarding admissions and their criteria.

For general enquiries about our ministry to Children and Families, please contact the Church Office (

Also for children

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

Contact Glenda Gould for more information.