Children and Youth
Children are welcome and provided for every Sunday at the 10:30 am Parish Eucharist, either in the Children’s Corner at the back of Church or in the Meeting Room.
On the 3rd Sunday of the month there is no Sunday Club. Instead, the children are invited to take an active part in the service, such as singing with the Junior Choir, serving, reading the lesson or leading the intercessions.
Adults wishing to help with this provision should contact Fiona, Liz or Julie as detailed below, under ‘Living Stones’.
Junior Choir and Servers
We now have a growing number of young choristers and are always looking for young people to join them. Aimed at children aged 7 and over, choir practice takes place on Tuesday evenings at 5.15 pm in the Meeting Room.
For further information please contact: Mr John Richley, Choirmaster 01263 715950
At the monthly family Eucharist on the 3rd Sunday young people serve in the Sanctuary, read the lessons and lead the intercessions. We always welcome the involvement of young people and are looking for new members to join our Serving Team.
For further information please contact: Father Howard
Little Lambs Toddler Group
Meets each Wednesday from 9:30 – 11.00 am in the Church Hall during term time. The group offers craft activities, story time, song time and playtime for the children to take part in, plus the opportunity for parents to chat to each other over refreshments.
Contact: Fiona Jolliffe, Telephone 01263 713226
Open the Church
During school holidays: a monthly craft based activity including a short act of worship, and refreshments for children and their parents/carers, held in the Meeting Room and Church.
Julie High, Telephone 01263 712509
Fiona Jolliffe, Telephone 01263 713226
Liz Traynier, Telephone 01263 713102
Fr. Stephen Graham, Telephone 01263 649985
Youth Pilgrimage to Walsingham:
This was held for 2014 from 28th July to 1st August.
Watch a short video of events at the Pilgrimage from Simon Fenn’s FB page (Children, Youth & Family Missioner (CYFM) working with Schools, Youth Clubs, Local Churches and Communities across N.Norfolk; Diocese of Nowich): www.facebook.com/CYFMissioner.
This is an exciting and lively event for the week, with hundreds of young people coming together from all over the country. Members of the Deanery Youth Group “Blue Print” were joined with other young people from Norwich Diocese, the UK and Sweden this year to take part in this year’s youth pilgrimage. They were accompanied by the Rector Fr. Howard Stoker, Simon Fenn (Deanery Youth Worker), local priests and Fiona Jolliffe & Julie High. An excellent fun week was had by all. Activities throughout the week included:
- Youth Camp with hundreds of other young Christians in the village of Little Walsingham – minutes from the Shrine
- Bible Studies
- First night BBQ & Disco
- Wednesday All-Night Liturgy
- Tread in the footsteps of pilgrims from the past 950 years on the Holy Mile
- Workshop afternoon with crafts, dance, sport, drama and music!
- Chill out in the café
- Last night disco and karaoke