Young People

For parents and carers with their babies and toddlers.

Little Rainbows is a wonderful Christian toddler group for babies and pre-school children with their mums, dads and carers.  There are lovely toys and a brilliant craft each week.  A halftime snack for the children is followed with dancing, singing and a story from the Bible.   And for the grown ups there is always cake, tea and coffee, and most importantly, great company.

It takes place at 9.30 – 11am on Mondays (Including school holidays but excluding bank holidays) at St John’s Church, Itchen Abbas

For more information please contact our Parish Administrator Beccy Clark



The animals came into the ark two by two…do bring a friend so that you also can come into the Ark two by two!

We meet during the morning service during term time.

How Does This All Work?

Children will meet from 9.45am at the various venues and they will:

sing songs pray creatively together play games hear a Bible story do activities in their group and lots more…

And then they will join the church service to share their learning.

This is children learning the faith, worshipping together and enjoying Church in a meaningful and relevant way…

…and parents being able to worship and learn in church.

The location changes each week corresponding with the Church that the service is in and this is detailed on the services page of our website.

What to Do!

Come along and find out what is like

You can stay with your child but we encourage parents to be part of the service in the church

We will come and get you if your child needs you

We will bring the children back to church so that you can go up for Communion as a family.

This is an opportunity for you to see what your children are getting up to in the Ark, for you to meet other parents and members of the church.



Young People’s Group

The itchen Valley Parish’s Youth Group open to those in school years 7-10.

It is a great opportunity to come and meet with old and new friends and take part in some fun activities.

Everyone is welcome

If you would like to attend or would like more information about UTX plans for September 2022, please contact Beccy on