For Kids and Youth


H.P.S is going to KYCK

What is KYCK?

KYCK is a conference in Katoomba for high schoolers. It is an opportunity to get away together as a community and explore the difference Jesus makes. We will spend time hanging out playing games, exploring the bush, worshiping, and hearing Bible talks with 2000 other youth from all over Australia.

Who is KYCK for?

Youth in years 7-12. 

When is it?

the KYCK conference runs from the evening of Friday 8th till the morning on Sunday the 10th. 

We will be leaving St Stephens Church at 4:00 pm Friday 8th April and returning in the afternoon of Sunday the 10th

How much does it cost?

$160 this price includes transport, accommodation, conference ticket and most meals. We will stop at Macdonald’s on Friday night where youth will buy their own dinner. 

NB: There are limited tickets available, so they will be sold on a first-in, best-dressed basis.


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