The Children’s Church takes place in a safe and child friendly environment on Sundays at 10am, led by DBS confirmed Children’s Church leaders. It is divided in to two groups. The early years group is for pre-school and reception aged children. The older group is for children from Year 1 to when they’ve made their First Holy Communion.
The children start off in church with their families. The priest invites them at the beginning of Mass to go to Children’s Church with the Children’s Church leaders.
In Children’s Church they will light a candle to symbolise the presence of Christ, Light of the World, and pray together. The children then listen to the Gospel and we talk about it and how it could relate to their lives. They then take part in an activity to help their understanding e.g. colouring, word searches etc.
The children return to the Mass at the offertory procession where they take up the gifts of bread and wine to be offered to God.