Children & Youth


Tots & Toys: for children aged 0-2 and their parents/carers. 10am every Tuesday in the Church Room (Term-time only), with toys and refreshments.Toddler

Abbey Parents and Toddlers: for under-5’s and parents/carers. 9.30-11.30am every Wednesday in Abbey Manor Community Centre (Term-time only). See what we get up to via the Facebook page.

Both groups are very friendly and open to new members!

Children and Youth

Junior Church: Sunday morning at St. James’ (and the Abbey Community Centre), running alongside the main Sunday service. Groups for children 3-11 (there is also a crèche area for small children) during the Family Service on the first (at the Abbey Community Centre) and third Sundays and for 11+ on the 3rd Sunday (at St James’),  children’s activities at the  café service (2nd Sunday) and in the church room (with a relay of the service) on the 4th Sunday.

LIFT Youth Group (12+) 6.30-8.30pm Sundays.  Contact Steve  We meet to play games, hang out together and find out more about God.

Our new Children and Families worker  Amanda Lynch has joined St. James’ and St. Peter’s with a focus on work on the Westfield estate and local schools.


Safeguarding Policy

The safety and wellbeing of children, young people and vulnerable adults and those who work with them is of paramount importance.  The St James’ Parochial Church Council is committed to the safeguarding, care and welfare of these groups within our Church community.  We follow the Bath and Wells Diocese Safeguarding Policy and Procedures and all those who work (voluntary and paid) with these groups have enhanced checks and clearances obtained through the national Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) process.  Further information on this may be obtained from our Appointed Safeguarding Officer – Mike Cox on 01935 476304