We have a busy and fun-packed programme for children and young people at St Luke’s with Bible teaching, friendship, and fun at the heart of what we do.

Our children’s groups (0-11) and younger youth group (11-14) run during the 10:45am services, with everyone starting in church together before children and young people head to their groups.  The 10:45am service on the first Sunday of the month is our all-age service.

We take the care of children seriously and fully subscribe to the safeguarding commitments and guidance of the Church of England.

For more information about our children and family ministry please contact Lizzie Berry direct using lizzie@thurnbychurch.com. For our youth ministry please contact Tom Devas direct using tom@thurnbychurch.com. Alternatively, please use our Contact Form.

Sunday Mornings

Bubbles Creche

0-4 Years Old

Bubbles is our Sunday morning group for 0 to 4 year olds. We start together in church at 10.45 then after a lively kids song they meet in the purpose built, wonderfully equipped, child-friendly playgroup building at the rear of St Luke’s School which also offers a secure outdoor play area. There is always a bible story and craft as well as free play time. READ MORE…


School Years Reception to Year 6

Explorers really enjoy our Sunday activities. We all start together in church at 10.45. After a lively kids song we go to the Village Hall to have more fun in our groups, learning more about God from bible stories, doing craft and games and spending time with friends. READ MORE…


School Years 7 to 10

Pathfinders runs on a Sunday morning, led by a great team of volunteers, during the 10.45am service. In the groups the young people focus on the bible and answer questions and challenge themselves on the topics within the bible. They also pray with each other and play games during the session. Strong friendships grow, faith deepens and food and fun always feature! READ MORE…

Sunday Evenings


School Years 11-13

Snug is our Sunday evening group which runs after the evening service. It is a more mature and focussed bible study with lots of great discussion and prayer time during the session. READ MORE…

Tuesday Mornings


Baby and Toddler Group

Raindrops is our community baby and toddler group that meets every Tuesday 9:15-11:15am during term time at the Thurnby Scout Hut. It’s a welcoming group for parents and carers with children aged 0-4 with toys, crafts, stories, songs, and games, along with refreshments and time to chat and share for adults. £2 for adult & child.

Friday Evenings


Youth Group - School Years 6-13

Connect is our Friday Night Open Youth Group which runs from 7.30-9.00pm at the Thurnby Memorial Hall. It is full of games, music, games consoles, table tennis, snacks. Each week we have a 5-10 minute ‘God Slot’ where we look at the gospel is a fun and engaging way. We have around 25 young people coming each week! It is a great place to spend time with friend and bring new people to. READ MORE…