What is Children’s Church?
Children’s Church is an important part of our Sunday worship. Our leaders provide a fun and safe environment for children aged 4-11 to share in worship and learning.
When is Children’s Church?
It takes place on Sundays during Hampshire Schools term-time when we gather to celebrate Holy Communion (the Eucharist) usually at 11am.
Children’s Church will be on its Christmas vacation after Sunday 16th December, resuming as follows:
January: 13th, 20th & 27th
& 10th – for this meeting Children’s Church will join the main ‘Learning Sunday’ Eucharist and lead the prayers.
Break for half term
March: 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st
How can my child take part in Children’s Church?
Bring your child to The Learning Centre (10A The Close) 10 minutes before the start of the service. After preliminary documents have been filled out, they will ask you to sign the register each week. The children will be brought back to the Cathedral in time to receive a blessing at the altar.
Can my children stay with me during worship?
Yes, absolutely. However, it can be difficult for children to remain engaged during long services. On Sundays we provide ‘Children’s Corner’, a child-friendly area in the north transept, with toys and activities, where parents can take their children and still feel part of the Cathedral services. A live audio and video link provides a connection to the service. Parents do need to accompany their children and remain with them at all times.
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