Little Church is run by a group of parents during school term-time. It is designed to bring the liturgy to young children who have not yet made their first communion at a level they can more easily understand.
Little Church takes place in an adjoining classroom. The children gather with their parents in the church. At the beginning of Mass they are called forward for a blessing and the then process with their lectionary to the classroom. At the offertory the children are brought back into church to take the offerings and join in the remaining celebration of the Mass.
During Little Church we light candles for special intentions chosen by the children, sing songs and listen to the gospel reading, discussing its meaning with the children afterwards. We finish with an activity which usually includes colouring in pictures from the gospel.
Children should be accompanied whenever possible by either their Mum or their Dad. Children under 3 must be accompanied by one of their parents and are very welcome to stay and grow with Little Church, so that when old enough they too can join in the liturgy.
We are always delighted to welcome our children and parents and look forward to greeting our new members in the future.
Contact: Irene Soares