The Children’s Liturgy of the Word is an important
ministry that aims to provide children with a general
understanding of the Word of God in an easy to understand
The Liturgy takes place at the 9.00am Mass on Sundays,
during term time. The children gather at the altar when
Father David invites them forward to receive the Bible. They
process down the aisle in a quiet dignified manner and go
upstairs to the parish room.
Each child has a name plate on the door that is removed
and given to the waiting catechist. Visitors are also added
to the register. New parishioners who wish their child to
attend on a regular basis should speak to the catechist and
a name plate will be made for them.
The children celebrate the Liturgy of the Word by
listening to that weeks Gospel reading and carrying out an
activity based on what they have heard or relating to
important seasons e.g. Lent or Advent.
The children return to the congregation at the beginning
of the Liturgy of the Eucharist, walking behind the
offertory procession and presenting some of their work at
The children can take their work home with them. This may
stimulate further questions or discussion, exploring God’s
word. Which you can then help them with.
It is important that the children know where their
parents/carers are seated at mass so that they can return to
their seats after the offertory procession.
WHO IS IT FOR?
The celebration is aimed at children aged between approx
3-10. We can accommodate younger/older siblings in order for
the family group to celebrate together if you so wish.
We would ask parents to accompany their child/children on
their first visit and then remain downstairs for subsequent
visits. However you know your child best. If you feel your
child requires you to accompany them for a longer period,
please speak to one of the catechists.
Any child that asks for Mum/Dad before we finish will of
course be taken back downstairs to their parent/s.
The catechists are all parishioners and/or parents who
have volunteered to run this important service for the
children of our parish. They have all been CRB checked and
have received training. Current catechists are:
- Jacquie Newell
- Hazel Richardson
- Ann Lineham
- Anne O’Brien
- Dawn Clifford
- Alex Newell
We are very much in need of parishioners to join the
Childrens’ Liturgy Group and offer assistance in any way to
support this vital part of our parish community. If you are
interested please speak to any of the catechists or Father
David. There will be some basic training and all helpers are
required to be CRB checked.
If you would like more information about the Childrens’
Liturgy please call Jacquie Newell via the Parish Office.
We welcome new parishioners and visitors - simply bring
your children along on Sunday Morning.