Chelmsford Cathedral
 
Junior Church

Junior Church At Home 

Jean Elliott is our Children and Family Minister and she can be contacted on jean.elliott@chelmsfordcathedral.org.uk

We know that it is a challenging time for families at the moment and you are all in our prayers. Please do get in touch with Jean as she'd love to hear from you.

A weekly mailing is sent out with ideas, thoughts, activities and more for families based on the Sunday Bible readings. We hope that you will have some form of prayer and activity at home on Sundays. Jean would love to receive photos of any work you have been doing.

Please scroll to the bottom of the page to sign-up for this fun-packed mailing.

This week's theme is: Walking oin Water

Click on the link to read the newsletter. There are lots of fun craft ideas for you to try at home.

Junior Church At Home Newsletter for Sunday 9th August

Junior Church is back!  Join Children and Family Minister Jean Elliott this Sunday.  To register for a free ticket, please click here.

 

 

 

Looking for a Bible Bed-Time story?  Try one of our video clips! 

The Parable of the Sower (Matthew 13)

The Parable of the Mustard Seed (Matthew 13)

Jesus feeds more than 5,000 People (Matthew 14)

Walking on Water (Matthew 14)

A Bible Bedtime Story with Canon Imogen Nay - Jesus heals a lady with a bad back. (Luke 13)

Peter Escapes from Prison (Acts 12)

We normally have some lovely colouring sheets drawn by Tony at our Stay and Play Lego mornings in the Cathedral.  Here are some for you to download and colour.  

If you would like to have a go at making a model, click on the link here to download a scale model of aCathedral.  You may need to print it on paper and glue it to a thin piece of card.

Click here to download the Bishop's Shield colouring sheet. 

Here is another of Tony's amazing colouring sheets.  This one is based on the window at the Cathedral which tells the story of the Good Samaritan.

Click here for a colour-in sheet of the carvings found on the Cathedral tower.

Click here to download the colouring sheet for the Cathedral ceiling. 

 

 

Praying the Lord's Prayer

Even young children can pray the prayer that Jesus taught us.  Have a go as a family at learning the Lord's Prayer together with these short clips.  We'd love to see some of your photos of the craft activities you have made.

 

Our Father in Heaven                                  Hallowed be your name   

 

Your Kingdom Come ...                             Give us today our daily bread

 

Forgive us our sins ...                                Lead us not into temptation...

 

 

 

 

 

For the Kingdom the power and the glory ...

 

 

 

 

An Easter Board game!  

Click here to download a pdf version to print and play at home.

 

Alphabet Praise.

Think of a word starting with each letter of the alphabet to describe God. Some letters will be much easier than others! Write the words on post-it notes and leave them somewhere you can keep coming back to so you can add to them. Choose a word to discuss together and use it as a focus for your prayers. (This activity could last for a whole week!)

 

Bubble prayers

Talk together about what we are worried about. Blow some bubbles (bubble mixture or washing up liquid) to represent our worries and give them to God. As we focus on him, our worries will grow smaller. Some will even disappear. 

 

Prayer paper chain – cut strips of paper and write the name of someone in your family, someone from your church or school or workplace, a friend or a neighbour on each. Glue or tape the strips together to form a chain. Even though we can’t get together at the moment, we are together in prayer. 

 

And for when we're back ...!

You are welcome here

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!

For more information about Chelmsford Cathedral’s Junior Church please contact Canon Imogen Nay, imogen.nay@chelmsfordcathedral.org.uk 

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