St John’s is an evangelical parish church dating from 1260 in a suburban ‘village’ setting south of Croydon, with a growing number of young families whose children attend the three local primary schools. Oasis Academy and Coulsdon College (sixth-form) are also located in the parish. We have up to 20 families regularly attending a Family Service on alternate Sundays, as well as a number of older children attending the parish communion. We have a church–affiliated Scout group comprising about 60 youngsters, and with leaders who are regular church members. We are seeking to help parents nurture their children in the faith, and together with them grow as followers of Jesus.