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Children's liturgy

Children's liturgy

The Children's Liturgy group takes place each Sunday during school term at 9.15 a.m. Mass.

Each week, the children join the Children's Liturgy leaders in the parish room before 9.15am Mass. They celebrate and take part in their own liturgy in the parish room. They collect the liturgy book from the  priest when he arrives at the altar and participate in activities such as making the Sign of the Cross,  saying "the sorry prayer", lighting the candle, listening to the Gospel and taking part in a short discussion about the reading - all at a level which they can easily understand and enjoy.

They will usually do some colouring in, or similar activity which is relevant to the message of the Gospel, and then rejoin their parents in church, processing up the centre aisle at the offertory procession. 

The Children's Liturgy team is made up of volunteers from the parish - often mothers whose children have themselves enjoyed the experience of attending Children's Liturgy. Each volunteer commits to attending about twice each term (we have at least 2 leaders in attendance each week) and we all find the experience very rewarding and enjoyable.

The leaders, like all parish volunteers who work with children or vulnerable adults, go through the Diocesan Safeguarding process and obtain DBS clearance for working with children.

We do ask for new volunteers to come forward from time to time and have been delighted with the generous response which there has been. If your child would like to attend, please encourage them to join us any Sunday. If you would like any further information, please contact the Team Co-ordinator, Miriam Fenner