We have lots going on for Children and Young People at St John's 

Children are always welcome in Church.  We have a dedicated children's area at the back of church, where you are welcome to sit with your child, or where children can play safely.  This area is unsupervised, but occasionally our children's group "Footsteps!" meet next to this area on a Sunday morning.  
LENT and Easter 2021 - there are lots of resources here to download and do at home:

Muddy Lent
Muddy Lent 
Muddy Lent Trails
Lent 1
Lent 2
Lent 3
Lent 4
Lent 5

Holy Week
Easter Garden
Easter Windows
Easter Colouring In
Easter Story
Easter Wordsearch

Easter Wordsearch
Easter Journal
Easter Basket Craft

Please feel free to access some of the resources here:

Roots stay at home resources ( free home pages accessed from the main page)
Play and pray through Lent
Virtual Sunday School Channel
Imagine ministries daily family devotional
Scottish bible society Wonder walks  ( you don’t have to be in Scotland !!!)

Childrens Ad 2019

Babies & Toddler Groups

Baby and Toddler Group
This group is for under 5’s and is for the baby or toddler with their parent or carer. The group provides fun, crafts, singing, and entertainment for children and their carers. It involves a small element of worship with for example a song thanking God and will have some services to mark poignant occasions, i.e. Harvest, Advent, Easter.

The Toddler Group is run in the Parish Centre during school term time, on Thursdays from 10am to 11.30am.

Other information
Groups are run by church volunteers and parents who are DBS checked.

The cost is £1 per child and 50p for every extra child.

For information about available spaces, contact the Parish Office.

If you would like more information please contact Claire Webber on 0114 230 1199 or administrator@stjohnsranmoor.org.uk

Download the flyer for our toddler group here: Toddler Group 

Messy Church


Here is some information about what happened at Christmas in 2020 here at St John's: 

Our Christingle Service took place with so many families joining us and that was lovely to see.  We also were delighted to have our choristers singing today in Church which was the first time since spring they have been in the stalls.  A delight to hear.  Well Done! Also, well done to our children who read the readings so beautifully during the service and helped with the prayers.  A lovely service in aid of the children's society. Click here to listen to the choristers sing Away in A Manger. 

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Some pictures of our Christingle Service on Sunday 6th.



Advent Wreath & Candles - The Meaning, History and Tradition

The Advent Wreath is a Christian tradition. The Advent Wreath is usually made from evergreen plants and four candles. Each candle is lit on one of the four Sundays leading up to Christmas. Many Advent Wreaths include a fifth candle as well that is lit on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day

Please download the activities here about the advent wreath:
Advent Reflections
Advent 1
Advent 2
Advent 3
Advent 4

COMPETITION TIME Blank candle for you to colour - please print this out and send it back to us so we can display it in the Parish Centre Windows or display it on the website.  We will have a competition and the winner will receive a prize.  Please send a scan or the actual colouring in back to us by email or post to Ranmoor Parish Centre, 5 Ranmoor Park Road, Sheffield, S10 3GX
Here are our entries so far....

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Virtual Sunday School is a great Sunday School to take part in.  Click here to follow the link.

Please download some of the activities here:
Christmas Traditions Activity Pack

Christmas Carols Quiz

Christmas Code Breaker Quiz

Amazing Advent Activity Sheet

Nativity Story 

Nativity Script 

Some lovely Rainbows that you have sent it:


Childrens Ad 2019