St John’s has a créche for babies and toddlers. This is equipped with baby changing facilities and a toilet.  Parents have to stay with their children in the créche. There are speakers in the créche to allow parents to follow the service. 

Young Church

Young Church isn’t just a place to learn, it’s a place to make friends in an environment where people care about each other and it’s a place to have fun.

Young Church is divided into two groups:

  • Sunday Club is for primary aged  children
  • Revelation Group  is for secondary aged children

Young Church meets on every Sunday, except the second Sunday of the month, which is Church parade. 

Guides and Scouts

St John’s has very active Guide and Scout organisations, ranging from Rainbows and Beavers for primary school children to Scouts and Rangers for teenagers.

The groups meet at the Church Hall, in West Street (for Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers) and the Scout Hut, behind the Church Hall (for Beavers, Cubs and Scouts). The number of  young people in the groups is testimony to how much our young people enjoy their evening meetings and the many and various trips and camps they go on.

They are always happy to talk to prospective new members

  • 1st Erith Rainbows – aged 5-7 (Friday evenings)
  • 4th Erith Brownies – aged 7-10 (Tuesday evenings)
  • 4th Erith Guides – aged 10-14 (Friday evenings)
  • Erith Rangers – 14-18 (Tuesday evenings)

There are around 85 girls in total in the four groups. The girls in all of the units have lots of fun doing a wide range of activities both during their weekly meetings and especially for the Guides and Rangers on outings, camps and holidays. The girls have chance to make new friends whilst trying out new experiences.

To register your daughter go to When the screen appears showing the map choose the relevant unit from the list above