For Kids and Youth


 Last Friday H.P.S met over zoom. It was a chance to connect with each other and an opportunity for youth to invite their friends to hear about Jesus.  We had 19 kids come including 4 new people. We had a great time playing games, baking, and making clay creations. Our junior leaders also helped us think about how Jesus makes the world better. Praise God for the way he is growing our young people! 

Youth Alpha

H.P.S is running youth alpha next term. Alpha is a chance for people to explore the big questions of life in a relaxed and welcoming environment. We would love for you to join us!

When – Friday nights starting 15th October,

Time – 6:30-7:30, Cost -Free .

We plan on dropping off food for each participant. 

Sign up below


On Sundays

Morning Service creche

A crèche for children aged 0-3 years is available during the Morning Service in a purpose-built space. Little ones can be dropped off prior to the service.

Sunday Kids Program

On Sunday mornings we run a groups for infants and primary school aged children. 

We start with parents in the Morning Service, then the children move out to their group. During this time we play games, do some craft activities and learn from the Bible. The group is taught by a dedicated bunch of volunteers and parents who love Jesus and love children. The children are given their own special morning tea.

 orTuesday morning


‘Playtime’ at St Stephen’s Church is a playgroup for 0 to 5-year-old children and their carers. It’s held on Tuesday mornings during school terms, 9:30am-11:30am. For more information please email playtime@st-stephens.com 

Playtime is now open for registrations.

We aim to provide fantastic resources and a fun, friendly atmosphere where the carers and children can relax. Playtime facilities include a large indoor hall with plenty of toys, a sheltered veranda and a lovely fenced grass area with a cubby house and slippery dip.

Tuesday Playtime is made up of a half hour of singing, dancing, Bible stories and fun with percussion instruments, boomwhackers, parachute, and dancing scarves. The program is designed to help children develop language skills, cognitive concepts, and to foster a love of music. Morning tea and informal play runs from 10:00am -11:30am. Please bring morning tea for your child. Coffee and tea is provided for adults. Due to COVID restrictions booking is required – please book by clicking on the link below.



St Stephen’s coordinates Protestant/Anglican Special Religious Education (SRE) at Willoughby Public school with a team of experienced teachers from local churches. Members of our congregation also teach at Chatswood Public School, Artarmon Public School, Willoughby Girls High School, and Chatswood High School.

Sunday Mornings


For Years 7-9 on Sundays during the Morning service, with a program designed to help young people think hard about the Bible and the message it teaches about God.


We start in the main service and head out after about 15minutes to meet, share and grow in our knowledge and love of God. 







Friday Evenings from 6:30


HPS meets every Friday evening during term time to explore what it means to know and love Jesus. The group caters for years 5-9 and runs from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

We play games, hang out, have fun, laugh a lot, share our lives, learn about Jesus, explore life, pray and finish with supper.

If you’d like to hear more about what we do, you can give us a follow on instagram @halfpastsixyouth or you could come and check us out on Friday! 

We are committed to the safety of all children and youth who attend our programmes

Child Protection (Safe Ministry) Training

St Stephen's Church is committed to the safety of all children and youth who attend our programmes. St Stephen's staff and all leaders of each children's/youth ministry complete Child Protection (Safe Ministry) Training through the Sydney Diocese of the Anglican Church and have a current, ongoing NSW Government Working With Children Check (a Police Check). To find out more about Safe Ministry: CLICK HERE