St Benet’s Children’s Programme 2019-20
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.
On some Sundays a children’s Mass is celebrated instead of our normal Sung Mass. These are liturgies which are particularly focussed on the worshipping needs of our younger children.
In addition to Sunday activities for children, we also offer a programme of Messy Church meetings on weekdays through the year. More information about Messy Church can be found here.
Walsingham Children’s Pilgrimage
Friday 13th – Sunday 15th March 2020
A group of children aged between 7-11 will betaking part in the Walsingham Children’s Pilgrimage, which take place from Friday 13th – Sunday 15th March 2020. It is a wonderful weekend of activities and worship specially designed for children set in the beautiful surroundings of Our Lady’s Shrine in Norfolk. Attendance on this trip will also form a part of our confirmation class.
Lent Project for Key Stage 2 children
Building on the success of the art project we undertook in November, we will be launching a special project for our older children (i.e. Key Stage 2: 7-11 yrs) on Sunday mornings throughout Lent. Our project this time will involve thinking about the problems in our world and looking at what we can do to help them. Activities will involve knitting and loom work to make hats and warm clothes for homeless people. Children are asked to make sure they attend all the sessions for the four weeks it’s happening in order to get the most out of the project.
Mothering Sunday Children’s Mass
Sunday 22nd March 2020 – 11am Sung Children’s Mass
We will be joined for our children’s mass 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.
Good Friday Children’s Activity Workshop
Friday 10th April 2020 – 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 12th April 2020 – 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 12th July 2020 – 11am Sung Mass
A children’s Mass to celebrate our patron saint. The Mass will be followed by a barbecue, bouncy castle, ice creams, and fun for all the family.
Back to School Children’s Mass
Sunday 6th September 2020 – 11 am Children’s Mass
We give thanks for the gift of Christian education and pray in this liturgy for all the staff and children of Kentish Town CE Primary School as they return to school for the beginning of the school year. There will be the blessing of backpacks as we consecrate ourselves during the next academic year to God’s service and the service of each other.
Harvest Sunday Children’s Mass
Sunday 11th October 2020 – 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 29th November 2020 – 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 13th December 2020 – 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, Thursday 24th December 2020 – 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!