Children and Young People

At St Wilfrid's we hope that everyone can feel welcome and enjoy worshipping with us.

We believe that families, children and young people have as much right to enjoy a meaningful relationship with God as any member of our congregation and strive to provide a wide range of accessible, meaningful and inclusive activities.

Junior Church

We are proud to have developed an active group of families who work together to provide Junior Church sessions in the Village Hall, adjacent to St. Wilfrid's church, at most Sunday Eucharist services. Our Junior Church is both fun and age-appropriate group, and through this, facilitate growth in relationships and understanding. All of our Junior Church volunteers have been DBS checked.

Our Junior Church section runs concurrently with the 10:30am Sunday service. The children start within the church and then move into the hall after the first hymn, returning for communion and the final hymn. We have lively and active age-related topics to follow during sessions and usually bring some of our work into the service at the end, to display and discuss with the wider congregation.

Latest Junior Church Leaders Rota




 12 Jan


 PRECIOUS - Matthew 3 v 13-17

 19 Jan


 CLOSE - John 1 v 35-42

 26 Jan


 TELL THE WORLD - Matthew 4 v 18-22

 2 Feb


 9 Feb


 SHINE - Matthew 5 v 13-20

 16 Feb

 *Half Term - No Junior Church*

 23 Feb


 LISTEN - Matthew 17 v 1-9

 1 Mar


 PUT TO THE TEST - Matthew 4 v 1-11

 8 Mar


 CHANGED - John 3 v 1-17

 15 Mar


 LIVING WATER - John 4 v 5-26

 22 Mar


 29 Mar


 TIME - John 11 v 1-45

 5 Apr

 *School Holidays - No Junior Church*

 12 Apr


 19 Apr


 FAITH & DOUBT - John 20 v 19-29

 26 Apr


 PERSPECTIVE - Luke 24 v 13-25


Notes for Leaders:

  • If you cannot do your session, please liaise directly with other leaders via email, the Facebook Group or WhatsApp to arrange a swap.
  • For the Diocese of Blackburn Weekly resources, click on the following links:

Social Events

Occasionally we will arrange social events and activities at other venues. For example, in September 2019 we came together to hold a Junior Church Rounders game on Ribchester Rec. Keep your eyes peeled for details of a Jacobs Join and other events coming soon!