Children and Youth WORK

St John’s places a high value on its work with children and young people.

St. John’s has now appointed a new Children, Youth and Families Worker, Alex Walker, who introduces himself below.

My name is Alex, and I’m very pleased to join the wonderful team and community at St. John’s. I grew up in Warwickshire, and relocated to the North East in 2019. After finishing university, and a time spent working in finance while volunteering at another parish church, I came to St. John’s so that I can explore and direct a prayerful and active ministry with the children and young people here.

I take inspiration from the translation of more traditional forms of worship for younger people, as well as the exciting new ways of spreading the gospel that the modern world has created. I believe in encouraging our young people in their own discipleship, so that they can build a relationship with Christ and be young Christians in the world.

At St. John’s, I am responsible for and involved in a raft of initiatives, including our fantastic Sunday Worship groups for children, the ‘Living Out Love’ partnership between St John’s and King’s Church, the exciting weekly toddler group PlayPeople, and our joyous monthly Messy Church. I am also responsible for developing and directing new kinds of outreach, such as spending time with local schools, and new worship activities at St. John’s.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about St. John’s or any aspect of my ministry here. Click here to go to the Contact Page and select Children, Youth and Families Worker.