Children & Families

Children and young families are very welcome at St John’s.

We always have a time in the service especially for children and arrange for children to participate as much as possible in the service through various tasks, like welcoming, bringing in the Bible, lighting candles etc. We also have a children’s corner with activities for them.

For more information contact the church office.

Messy Church

Messy Church is an informal, inter-generational gathering held once every two months on a Saturday evening, from 5pm – 7pm. Each Messy Church session will have five or six different craft activities on the evening’s theme, a time of worship and will finish with a COVID safe “meal”.

Dates for 2024 are as follows: 16 March, 18 May, 20 July, 21 September, 16 November

Mini-Messy Church – This is a more low-key event: one all age activity and a COVID safe “meal”. Mini Messy Church is held on a Saturday evening, from 5pm – 6.30pm in the alternate months from Messy Church.

Dates for 2024 are as follows: 20 April, 15 June, 17 August, 19 October


St John’s Uniting Church is committed to having a church environment that is safe for everyone. It has implemented the Uniting Church’s Keeping Children Safe (KCS) Policy. As part of this policy, all employees, leaders and volunteers must have a current Victorian Working With Children Check (WWCC), sign a Code of Conduct, and attend Safe Church Training every two years. Two Safe Church Contact people have also been appointed.

For more information on the Uniting Church’s Keeping Children Safe (KCS) Policy go to