Children's Liturgy

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At the Cathedral (10.30 Mass) and St Thomas More (9.30 Mass), children’s liturgy is organised by parishioners to help children of the parish to listen to God’s Good news and experience the wonders of the Liturgy of the Word.

Children’s liturgy follows the same structure as the liturgy of the Word for adults. 
·   We gather God’s family
·   Say we are sorry,
·   Sing or say the Gloria* (except Advent and Lent)
·   Sing Alleluia* (except Lent)
·   Listen to the Gospel
·   Share the Good News and break open the Word using drama, music 
·   Prayers of the faithful.

Age group
Children's Liturgy is designed for children aged 4 to about 8.  Younger children who are ready to take part will also be welcome.  Children will normally attend until the Feast of Christ the King after they have made their first Holy Communion.

Safe in our Hands
The safety of children is important. Like all parish groups all children’s liturgists (parishioners who help with children’s liturgy) are checked with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Practical help required

We would like to ask all parents and adults who bring children to church (Grandparents, Aunties and Uncles, Guardians) to think about how they can help. This may be providing resources, or joining the team.  Liturgists always work in pairs and we meet as a team to learn more about scripture and how we might 'break the Word' with children. 

Children's Liturgy Teams

Cathedral:  Zuzana Mount with Christine Copsey, Catherine Curran Emma Dargue, Carole Hoare,  Jim Mann, Maria W  and Ann-Marie Houghton

We are also supported by young people in the parish who meet together to plan and prepare the children's Liturgy of the Word.

St Thomas More:  Claire Dickinson, with Corrine Salkeld, Jennifer 

All parish activities involving young people are delivered by adults with DBS clearance.