Chelmsford Cathedral
Junior Church

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Matthew 18 - True Greatness 

At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, ‘Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?’ He called a child, whom he put among them, and said, ‘Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever becomes humble like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.

Children and young people are at the heart of the Christian community and are invited to join with us in worship as they choose. Particular provision for children is available at our Sunday 9.30am Parish Eucharist/ Communion Service.

Children between 3-8+ are warmly invited to come to the Chapter House which is next to the Cathedral at 9.30am during term time. There are 2 groups to choose from:

  1. For younger children between 3-7 years old, parents stay with the children
  2. For children aged 8 plus


Babes and toddlers are invited to come to the Cathedral at 9.30am where there is a Children’s Chapel if parents wish to make use of it, as well as busy-bags for little ones.

Children and their parents join the rest of the church family at around 10am in the Cathedral. That coming together as one church family is really important. Children are invited to gather with the clergy around the altar. Refreshments are served after the service.


Events and Activities

As well as Sunday morning teaching, activities and worship, the Junior Church enjoy a range of activities throughout the year, including Easter and Christmas workshops, ‘find out about your cathedral’ mornings (for parents as well!), outings, contributions to cathedral worship and a trip to the pantomime in December!

Junior Church is there for young people up to the age of 10-11, after which they are invited to join the cathedral’s youth group.

For more information about Chelmsford Cathedral’s Junior Church please contact Canon Imogen Nay, 

She can add you to our Family Newsletter Mailing and answer your queries.

We need parents to complete a registration form for each child attending Junior Church. Please bring it with you to Junior Church.


Autumn Term Dates

8th September – term starts back

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