Little Saint Mary’s Church, Cambridge

Children at LSM

Children and families are very welcome at LSM and greatly enrich our community. A Children’s Group meets in the Parish Centre during the 10.30 High Mass on Sunday mornings. Children from the congregation, including the younger choristers, leave after the reading of the Collect with the two group leaders for their own Liturgy of the Word and return at the sharing of the Peace, to rejoin their families for the rest of the Mass.

We use a variety of different resources to deliver the teaching. The structure of the sessions varies from week to week according to who is leading, but it is always focused on the Gospel or one of the other readings for the day. We read or act out the Bible passage and respond to it with discussion and frequently a drawing or piece of craftwork. After we return to the body of the church at the Offertory two children join the adult acolytes at the Altar for the Eucharistic prayer, and a rota of young Boat Bearers enables children to be closely involved in the worship.

This group is frequently joined with the Junior Choir, and we are building strong links between the two, highlighted especially on occasions such as Harvest Festival and Mothering Sunday.

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