On Fridays parallel to the service at 9.30am, except on the 1st Sunday of the month, when there is a Family service, and the occasional 5th Sunday of the month, when we have an all-age Holy Communion, Friday Club meets.
There are three groups:
Sprouts for those in School Years 1 and 2;
Disciples for those in School Years 3 and 4; and
Saints for those in School Years 5, 6 and 7.
We begin together with our families in the Cathedral at the start of the service and usually leave for our three groups at the end of the first hymn. We return before the Communion.
We aim to provide worship, teaching and activities which are appropriate to the ages of the children in each group, but following the same theme through the month. This theme will flow into the family service following so that children can contribute in some way to that service whether in song, prayers mime or drama.
In recent years the children of Friday Club have been involved in an ambitious play both before Christmas and on Palm Friday, ten days before Easter.
A mimed Passion play
The Clown of God
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
Occasionally we have special events as for example a children’s drama workshop given by the British actor James Hamilton…..