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We believe that knowing Jesus makes a true and lasting difference in the lives of children as well as adults. Our activities aim to introduce children to God and to God’s story, especially through the life and teaching of Jesus. Jesus said, Let the children come to me; don’t stop them; for life in God’s kingdom belongs to people who accept it the way a child would.” Our aim is not just to nurture children but also to support parents by affirming and encouraging their role as parents, and supporting their efforts to raise their children to know Jesus and experience God’s love.

Our activities to encourage spiritual growth in the lives of pre-school and primary-school age children are:


Our 10.00am service each Sunday at St James, New Town, includes a children’s message and other activities. Recent themes for the children’s learning activities include “Journey with Jesus” following the life and teaching of Jesus, “Treasure Seekers” focusing on the character of God, and “Rock-Solid Followers” based on the teaching in the letters of Paul and set around a camping and hiking theme.

Inspired for Life!

Inspired for Life! is a monthly 'messy church' event. Children meet together with their parents, grandparents or carers for a meal and an interactive group activity which involves the children in a learning/growing experience.


Join us to enjoy a meal followed by fun for parents and kids of all ages as we explore how spirituality makes kids and adults flourish. Contact us for info about the next Flourishing event.

Safe Church Communities

We believe all people are entitled to feel safe and protected. We take the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults very seriously and commit ourselves to ensuring our congregations and programs are safe places. Everyone working with vulnerable persons is trained and endorsed through ChildSafe. You can find out more information and read our policies on the Safe Church Communities
page of the Anglican Church of Tasmania website. All staff/helpers involved in leading activities with children and vulnerable adults have current Working with Vulnerable People registration through the
Department of Justice, Tasmania.

More Information

For more information, or to get involved, please contact us.