Children’s Liturgy mirrors the adult Liturgy of the Word in a way which is accessible to young children .
There are sessions every Sunday in term time during the 10am Mass. Children process to the Parish centre after the opening hymn – sometimes separating for one infant and one junior group – to listen to and explore the Gospel of the day. They return to church at the offertory procession to join their families for the rest of Mass.
Children’s Liturgy or ‘Little Church’ is suitable for primary school age children (aged 3-11). Parents stay in church, as the children are accompanied throughout by the leaders and helpers.
It is not a crèche. Activities vary but usually include singing, the reading of the Gospel, discussion and prayer time. The children may also be offered craft or drawing and writing activities based on the Gospel of the day.
The Connection Liturgy is for young people in Y6 and Y7, who meet on average once every 5 weeks for their own Liturgy of the Word.
On some Sundays in the year the children lead the main liturgy in the church.
Deputy: Yvonne Baron
Want to get involved as a leader or accompanier?
• Leader – you would lead sessions on a rota basis. We have lots of resources to help you and can offer mentoring to get you started.
• Accompanier – you would support the leader during the session and help to set up beforehand or clear up afterwards. Full instructions are provided.
Please talk to any member of the team to find out more or give your name to Eleanor in the parish office.