We love to welcome children and young people to be part of our church family at St James. During our group meetings we aim to teach the Bible to everyone in an engaging way, as well as encouraging friendships in a safe and fun environment. 

Junior Church

Jr church meets during the morning in-person service on the 2nd & 4th Sunday during term time. Children aged 0-11 are welcome to join us at the Parish Centre from 10am for their own program. 

They will enjoy fun and engaging bible teaching in various groups, play games and do fun activities to help them understand the true story from the Bible. 
Jr Church is led by a core group of leaders, ensuring that children can grow relationships with their leaders and with one another. We do this so that they can learn in a familiar and caring atmosphere.

We have 3 groups:
Scramblers: 18months – 3yrs
Adventures: 3yrs – 7yrs
Trail Blazers: 7yrs – 10yrs
The children are brought back to church before the end of the service.


We currently meet at 10:00am on a 2nd, 3rd & 4th (& any 5th) Sunday during the morning in-person service. We meet at 6 Church Lane, for a mix of fun, bible study and explore some of life’s big questions. It is also a chance to hang out and catch up with each other!

Youth on Sunday is open to any young people aged 10-15 (school years 6-10). If you have any questions please contact: ben@churchbytheriver.org.uk

Lads Bible Study

Open to boys aged 15 – 18yrs – See details below

If you would like your child or young person to attend our groups please complete the registration form below

Registration & Parental consent form

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St James' Youth and Kids

St James' Youth and Kids

This page is for the youth and children of St. James' Church, Hemingford Grey

Our new Album “Word On The Street” is now available for pre-order!Here are three ways you can support us:(Links in bio)1. Pre-order a digital download from Bandcamp2. Pre-order a physical CD from 10ofthose 3. If you don’t need a CD or a download, you can send us a donation on our website*Key Dates*Supporters can get access to the new songs on 30 November. The whole album will be available to listen to on Bandcamp, and digital downloads and physical CDs will be sent out.15th December is the full release date; The album will be available on all digital platforms and streaming services.Thank you!We wanted to also take this moment to say thank you for praying for us and supporting us. It has been a great joy working on this new album with lots of different people. We have seen so much of God’s kindness throughout the process and we are really excited for you to hear it.Once again thank you for your support and prayers. Do check out our website for additional resources and share with friends/family! See MoreSee Less
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Just some of the fun Jr Church have had this term looking at who Jesus is through his miracles from the book of Mark.We have 2 more sessions this term26th Nov & 10th Dec (Christmas party). See MoreSee Less
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Join us this summer as we attend the Keswick Convention this summer. We have booked lovely accommodation so it would be great to fill it with young people and families. Get in touch with ben@churchbytheriver.org.uk if you would like to hear more. See MoreSee Less
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First Steps is back today after half term. We have the shelter up and the coffee machine on and all the toys, story and singing.9:30-11:30am. See MoreSee Less
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Hi Everyone. First Steps will be back on Tuesday 12th September. See MoreSee Less
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