Rochester Cathedral Sunday Club
Children of all ages are very welcome to join Rochester Cathedral's Sunday Club.
The club meets every Sunday morning, in term time,currently in the Education Dept at 10.30am whilst the Ithamar Chapel and Crypt are being renovated. After some games, songs, refreshments and a time of sharing, children are split into two or three different age groups and go to different areas for the rest of the session. The sessions are run by a dedicated team of staff, all CRB checked, who teach faith and help the children experience God's love through a variety of activities, for example: through bible and other stories, discussion, drama, craft, cooking, games and prayer. The session ends with the children being brought over to Communion and then return to sit with their parents until the end of the service.
Although many members are unable to come to Sunday Club regularly – due to other commitments, often within the Cathedral – they are always welcome when they can come and at the many events on offer throughout the year, including:
- a summer picnic with games
- Easter egg hunt
- donkey procession
- sea-side outings
- children's services
- Christmas and bonfire parties
- craft mornings, pizza making
- ...to name but a few.
The three groups within Sunday Club are:
Little Seekers – age 0-6 years (year 1)
After an initial time of sharing, Little Seekers stay in the Education Dept for their session.
Discoverers – age 6-10
This group usually moves to another part of the Education Dept for their session.
Frogs – age 11 upwards
This lively active group of young people have their own programme of fun, food, friendship and fellowship.
Sunday Club Policy
Parents of Seekers and Discoverers are expected to stay on the Cathedral premises, while Frogs don't need a parent on site. In exceptional circumstances where parents have to leave the cathedral they MUST discuss and agree this beforehand with the Sunday Club leader on duty.
All-age Cathedral Eucharist / Junior Worship
There are bi-monthly All-age Cathedral Eucharists at 10.30am in the Cathedral Nave. These are generally shorter, accessible services. Junior Worship is also bi-monthly, and will remain in its current format, at 10.30am in the Education Department. Forthcoming services include:
10:30 Family Eucharist & Toy Service in the Cathedral Nave.
5 January 2014
15:15 Epiphany Service in the Cathedral Nave. A short interactive service for families. All welcome.
Christmas Crafts - Sun 8 Dec '13
At 09.45 in the Education Building. Your child will have the opportunity to make some lovely Christmas decorations and gifts for family and friends.
Frogs' Christmas Lunch - Sun 8 Dec '13
To be held from 12.20pm in Simply Italian. Cost £10 per person for a 3 course Italian Christmas lunch with some table games. Please book your place with Sugina.
Toy Service - Sun 15 Dec '13
At 10.30 in the Cathedral Nave. SMILE shoeboxes filled with small gifts to be distributed to children in need around the world. Information leaflets to be distributed closer to the time. Anything given will be gratefully received. Please don't feel pressured to give a shoebox from each of your children.
Sunday Club Christmas party - Sun 15 Dec '13
To be held from 13.15-15.15 at King's School Hall. More details to follow.
Crib Service - Tue 24 Dec '13
At 4pm in the Cathedral Nave. Nativity play based on a story by Nicholas Allen will be performed. Parts available for children of all ages. Children will need to be in the Education Building by 3pm on 24 Dec to get ready for the service. Please contact Sugina for further information.
Sunday Club Christmas Holiday
Sunday club will be closed from 29/12/13 to 05/01/14 inclusive, so the first Sunday back will be on 12th January 2014.
We aim to mark each child's Birthday. In order for this to happen, your child needs to be registered. If they are not, or if you know of family or friends who are not and who would like to be, then please contact me or another member of the team with details. Once registered, your family will also receive regular news letters with information about forthcoming events.
We offer squash, biscuits and occasional fruit / treats in Sunday Club. Please let Sugina or any one of the team know if your child has any known allergies. Thank you.
If you would like to join the Sunday Club Staff team and help with the running of Sunday Club, you would be very warmly welcome. Please speak to Sugina or any of the leaders for more details.
Please contact the Canon Pastor (01634 202898) for more details.
|09:45||The Cathedral Eucharist|
|12:30||Dickensian Christmas Songs of Praise|
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