St Benet’s Children’s Programme 2017
St Benet’s organises many events throughout the year for families and children. Through them we aim to have fun, learn more about our faith and about each other, bear witness to Christ, and worship together in a way that is especially meaningful for families and children.
Sunday Children’s Masses
On the following Sundays a Children’s Mass will be celebrated instead of our normal Sung Mass. For the celebrations on 10th May, 30th August, and 29th November, there will be no Sunday School, as our little children will remain with the adults in church for the whole of the liturgy.
Sunday 29th January 2017 – Our keeping of Candlemass. We will celebrate the feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple with procession, song, and light.
Sunday 26th March 2017 – Mothering Sunday. We will be joined by the choir of Kentish Town CE Primary School to give thanks for all our mothers do for us, for the care of Mary our heavenly Mother, and also for the graces we receive through our Holy Mother the Church.
4th June 2017 – Children’s celebration of the feast of Pentecost, when the Church first received the gift of the Holy Spirit, poured out from heaven.
Sunday 9th July 2017 – Our Celebration of Saint Benedict’s Day, with the school choir of Kentish Town CE Primary School.
Sunday 30th July 2017 – Children’s Mass to celebrate the conclusion of our Children’s Summer Club.
Sunday 10th September 2017 – Children’s Mass praying for our parish school to celebrate the beginning of the school year.
Sunday 8th October 2017 – Harvest Celebration with the school choir of Kentish Town CE Primary School
Sunday 3rd December 2017 – Children’s Mass to mark the beginning Advent.
Good Friday Children’s Activity Workshop
Friday 14th March 2017 – 2 pm in St Benet’s Church Hall
An afternoon of worship and children’s activities to help our children celebrate Good Friday, and enter in to the mystery of Christ’s saving Passion. The workshop begins at 2 pm and finishes with a hot cross bun tea at 4 pm.
Easter Day Egg Hunt
Sunday 16th April 2017 – 11am Sung Mass and Easter Egg hunt
Join us to celebrate Christ’s Resurrection from the Dead. Our Mass is followed by a huge Easter egg hunt throughout St Benet’s Church and our church gardens.
St Benedict’s Day Children’s Mass
Sunday 9th July 2016 – 11am Sung Mass
A children’s Mass to celebrate our patron saint. We will be joined during our liturgy by the school choir of Kentish Town CE School. The Mass will be followed by a barbecue, bouncy castle, ice creams, and fun for all the family.
Kentish Town Children’s Summer club
Thursday 27th and Friday 28th July 2017.
Two days of activities to help our children have fun and grow in faith during the holidays. Details to be announced soon.
Harvest Sunday Children’s Mass
Sunday 8th October 2016 – 11am Children’s Mass
Bring donations of non perishable food to church on Harvest Sunday to give thanks for the produce of God’s good earth, and to pray and care for those who have less to eat than us. We will be joined by the school choir of Kentish Town CE Primary School.
Advent Sunday Children’s Mass
Sunday 3rd December 2016 – 11am Children’s Mass
Our Mass on Advent Sunday will be particularly focussed on the worship needs of our small pre-school and Reception Class children. Our Sunday School will stay in church for the liturgy and we will celebrate the Eucharist together with our adults and older children.
Children’s Christmas Cake Auction
Sunday 10th December 2017 – following the 11am Sung Mass
Help us auction off a mountain of baked goods brought by our children and other parishioners to help raise church funds.
Christmas Crib Service
Christmas Eve, Sunday 24th December 2017 – 4pm
Join us as our children begin their celebration of Christmas as we gather around the crib to tell the story of Christ’s birth, and praise God together. Followed by festive refreshments!