Kids & Youth at St Jude’s

As we return to services at church during February, we have a variety of programs for kids and youth that will run at both Carlton and Parkville. We’ll be updating this page over the coming weeks with all the new information.


Easter bible reading plan for families

Chocolate, Easter hat parades, eggs, hot cross buns, and more chocolate! There’s so many things to distract us from what easter really is all about. Use these free resources to help you and your kids prepare for Easter and remember all that Jesus has done for us leading up to this special weekend.

Start reading your plan on the 21st March and go all the way to Easter Sunday!


About rEcess

  • rEcess is a respite programme for families experiencing disability, and is based on a model created by 99 balloons.
  • St Jude’s rEcess started in 2015 as part of “Indispensability”, a committee which aims to promote inclusion at St Jude’s Church.
  • rEcess is run by St Jude’s Church in partnership with other local churches. All our volunteers are Child Safe trained, have WWCC & undergone a screening process.
  • We aim to offer practical support to families affected by disability.

How it works

  • Once a month, parents drop kids off for the morning and volunteers buddy 1:1 with kids to have the best Saturday of the month!
  • Siblings are welcome and have their own dedicated buddies too!
  • We either run craft and play activities at St Jude’s Church or go on excursions to places like NGV and Melbourne Museum.

Get in Touch

Got questions or want to sign up?
Contact Amy Brown, via the St Jude’s office, at or (03) 9347 5152.

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Kids & Youth Contacts

AMY BROWNSenior Associate Minister - Children & Youth
Phone: 03 9347 5152