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Children’s Liturgy of the Word

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

Each Sunday during term-time, with the exception of the first Sunday of each month, liturgies especially for children take place in the parish hall. Its aim is to enable the children of our parish to access and respond to the Liturgy of the Word at their own level, using age-appropriate texts and discussion a well as singing and drawing. Although mainly aimed at primary children, pre-school children may also attend if they are accompanied by a parent.


The Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) group is always on the   look-out for more helpers, as many hands make light work! Each   session needs a leader – who plans and facilitates the Liturgy and a helper, whose role is simply to support the leader and children and keep an ear out for the Offertory Hymn starting!  Many of our leaders started off as helpers, who gradually began to lead CLOW sessions as they became comfortable with the format and structure. In addition to this ‘on the job’ training, we come together every so often for some training, which can be delivered in-house or in conjunction with neighbouring parishes.

Some in the CLOW group are determined to remain as helpers; this is also greatly appreciated. If you feel you could offer your help to the CLOW group, we would love to hear from you! You won’t end up leading if you don’t want to and it won’t necessarily be a ‘job for life’: if you could offer your help on the CLOW rota for a year or two, it  would mean that the task is shared that bit more widely among a larger group of volunteers. We look forward to hearing from you!


Jane Critten