‘Virtual Children’s Church'

It is a great sadness that we can’t meet together for Children’s Church on a Sunday morning and for our midweek sessions of Abbey Tots and STOMP. It may look and feel different but we are still church, so our Youth Chaplain has put together some materials to help us, as a Children’s Church, stay connected with one another and with God. On a weekly basis – coming out on a Wednesday - you will find a YouTube virtual Children’s Church session and a weekly reflection sheet to do together. Please feel free to adapt it slightly to make it appropriate for your child's age range. From all the Children’s Church Team – we hope you enjoy it!

Image: Emma Collins Photography.

There will be no Children's Church on Wednesday 29 July. Enjoy some well earnt rest and time with your family in God’s beautiful creation.


What do we do when the storms of life come?

Wednesday 15 July

What do we do when the storms of life come? In this weeks parable Jesus invites us to build our lives on His love for us. Watch the video below and then have a go at this week's Activity sheet.

Activity Sheet


The Alban March

Wednesday 1 July

This week we journey on pilgrimage to the Shrine of St Alban - watch the video below and march along with us! What important things do you see along the way? Have a go at the Activity sheet below.

Activity Sheet


Red Roses

Wednesday 17 June 

We've partnered with St Albans Rainbow Trail to create and display your Rose creations in your window to celebrate Alban, Britain's First Saint this weekend. Cathedral Guide teaches us the significance of red roses in St Alban's story in today's video. Learn how to make a paper red rose from the video below, or colour in the rose in the below colouring sheet to be a part of St Albans' Rose trail!

Colouring Sheet - Roses

If you are in need of some red paper, please feel free to collect some from our Welcome Centre.

Make a Paper Rose

Wednesday 10 June

On the 21st June we will celebrate Alban, Britain’s first Saint. St Alban takes such an important place in the life of the Cathedral and the city.

Sadly this year the Alban Pilgrimage won’t be able to look how it normally looks! However, we want to take this opportunity to celebrate together Albans example of courage, compassion and hospitality and the important place that these values take in our Cathedral and city.

Therefore, in preparation for St Albans day we that we are inviting people to make red roses out of paper – as demonstrated in the video below – and place them in their windows. If you make a rose and place it in your window please do let us know by emailing the Youth Chaplain at: [email protected] – we would love to see how many roses we can get around the city. Please do share this far and wide, it would be great if we could make this a city wide project!

Why don’t you explore why roses are important in celebrating Alban? Next week we will think about this together


Be Kind and Be Blessing!

Wednesday 20 May

In support of Mental Health Awareness Week, the thought for this week is Be Kind and Be Blessing. Try and brighten your day and the people around you with this video and activity.

Video

Activity Sheet


God brings new life

Wednesday 13 May

The Bible tells us that God gives us life and life in all its fullness. This weeks activities explore the beauty and new life that God blesses us with through a video, activity sheet and baking recipe all themed around the Very Hungry Caterpillar!

Activity Sheet

Hungry Caterpillar Biscuit Recipe


You are Special

Wednesday 6 May

This week's activity focuses on your incredible strength and how you can overcome challenges. Download the sheet below for a fun activity and colouring. 

This weeks video will form part of our 10am Eucharist on Sunday, streamed on our YouTube Channel. Tune in on Sunday and you'll see lots of familiar faces!

Activity sheet


God is Always with You

Wednesday 29 April

This week's activity teaches you how to make a salt dough! Watch the video and learn how to make and bake salt dough; then have a go at creating a plaque with it. This is followed by themed activity ideas and colouring sheets to show that God is always with you. Do take photos of what you create and send them in to share!



Activity Sheet


God Knows All About Me

Wednesday 22 April

"I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me"

Explore the story of the Good Shepherd with these fun activities and colouring pages.

Activity Sheet


God is Love

Wednesday 15 April

Easter tells us that Gods love spreads everywhere – that it floods the whole universe! There is nothing in all of creation that can keep God’s love from reaching us!

Dance along at Home to this fun music video and then enjoy an activity sheet with colouring pages.

Activity Sheet


Easter!

Wednesday 8 April

Our main activity this week is making an Easter Garden as demonstrated by Juliet, who will lead you through the Easter Story during the activity. Maybe at the beginning of your activity, you could say a prayer: ‘Jesus may we walk with you the journey of Easter, living in your love and hope. Amen’.

Watch the video below to make your Garden along with Juliet! You can also download the instructions PDF to save for another time.

How to make an Easter Garden

We have also included three fun activity sheets: one word search, one ‘Cross colouring sheet’ for Good Friday and one ‘He is Risen colouring sheet’ for Easter Sunday. 

Easter Activity Sheet

We would love to see your finished products! Send in your photographs by e-mail to [email protected] !


Palm Crosses

Wednesday 1 April

This Sunday (5 April) is Palm Sunday when we remember Jesus' entry into Jerusalem. Have a go at making your own palm cross.

Activity sheet


Light 

Wednesday 25 March

“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” 

Activity Sheet