Junior Church


Junior Church is a children’s liturgy that is provided during the 9.30 Sunday morning Mass in the Abbey Church. There are two classes: one for pre-school aged children and one for school-aged children. We sing some songs, have a simple Liturgy of the Word, encourage a discussion about what the children have heard and also have fun activities relating to the Gospel reading. These activities are suited to the different age groups. There is a team of 6 parishioners who take it in turns to teach the classes in creative and instructive ways. Classes for pre-school age children are held every Sunday at 9.30 am in the Unity Room with Erica Ballard. Classes for school-age children are held in the Choir Vestry with Rachel Davies.

Classes for school-age children are term-time only.

The Junior Church would love to have your help. Would you like to be involved? If so please contact Rachel Davies rfrmaison@gmail.com or mobile 07801696354

Colour and Shape is a community of parents exploring how to live a joy-filled life of faith that creates sacred space in the home and celebrates the liturgical seasons of the church creatively and sustainably. As of January 2021 Colour and Shape is in a prayer and funding partnership with The Lay Community of Saint Benedict.



Join CAFOD’s Children’s Liturgy Live! on Sunday morning at 10.00. Register for this week’s liturgy and CAFOD will email you a link.

St Francis of Assisi spent his life in harmony with nature. At the Creation Time Mass to celebrate God’s creation on Saturday 5th October 2019 Father Paul asked the children to follow St Francis’ example. They presented symbols of life which were precious to them and to God’s creation – photos of their pets, leaves from trees, pictures of the world and the oceans. They were asked  to lead our prayers, to give their suggestions on how to achieve harmony in nature with justice for the poor, and to join him in blessing their pets.  The Mass was followed by refreshments in the Unity Room.

Pathways to God: an examen specifically designed for children of Key Stage 1 and 2 age.

Five-finger daily examen

Pray as you go examen for children

Looking back on my day