Through a separate Liturgy of the Word for children, we aim to introduce children to important aspects of God’s message. We try to do this by allowing them to celebrate God’s word at their own pace, giving them the opportunity to offer their thoughts and reflections, following the pattern of normal congregational liturgy.
We hope that they gain an experience of being part of a community, the parish, and the feeling that their thoughts and ideas are valued by that community. By using symbols and movements of the liturgy we endeavour to help them discover how the Word of God has meaning in their daily lives. We hope that by offering a Children’s Liturgy of the Word, we can help support families with children in the parish.
The Children’s Liturgy takes place in 2 groups at the 11.30am Sunday Mass.
Infants Group: The St Swithin’s Room is the venue for the work with those who are aged 4 – 7 years.
Juniors Group: The Community Room holds those children who are aged 8 years and above (usually finishing at the age of 11 years).