Learning by Praying and Doing
A living, worshipping community is one of the few places in modern Britain where people can meet across generations and backgrounds. At Lancaster Priory, children, teenagers and adults are valued participants in worship. Our young people are choir members and acolytes.
By sharing their time and their talents the children learn about their faith, get to know other people and, above all, feel they belong both to the Church and to God.
Our aim on Sunday mornings is that the children will experience God’s love for them in the welcome they receive, the prayers they pray, and the Bible stories they learn; and we think they do this best when they are having fun.
We meet every Sunday morning at the 10.00am service during term time and most Sundays during the holidays. The younger children start the service with their parents and then, after the first hymn, go to their groups with their leaders. Children up to Year 2 meet in the refectory and children in Years 3-8 are taken down to the Priory Hall. All children return at the end of the service to go with their parents to take Communion or receive a prayer of blessing.
Young Church Groups on Sunday mornings
Children aged two and under are welcome to join our creche, with its toys and books. Parents must stay with them.
Preschool children, aged 3-4, are encouraged to listen to the Bible stories and join in with all the activities. Parents are welcome to leave if they think their child is settled.
Children in Reception or Year 1 and 2 talk about the Bible story, pray, sing and enjoy taking part in related craft and games.
Children in school Years 3 – 8 have the use of the large Priory Hall, which means that they can break into small groups to explore the Bible passage through discussion, acting, drawing and prayer. There is usually also time to play a game of dodge ball, football or balloon volleyball, while those who do not want to play have the chance to sit and chat or play a board game.
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Children of all ages are very welcome.
Each year a course is provided for both young people and adults seeking to prepare for Confirmation. Watch for news of the next date for Confirmation.
All those who would like to be Baptised or Confirmed should let a member of the clergy team know.
Lancaster Priory Church works to encourage a safe environment for children – see our Safeguarding policy here.