There will be a series of young peoples’ services on Sunday evenings at 5pm beginning on 6th April.
Family Masses are offered on 9th March; 30th March Mothering Sunday); 11th May & 8th June at 10am.
Children’s and Young People’s Ministry: St Peter’s Church Crabbs Cross
The children’s and Young People’s ministry exists to help those in our care know God and grow to become like His Son, Jesus Christ.
To accomplish our purpose we seek…
1. To instil in children’s minds the Word of God, so they will grow to think the way God thinks and live the way God has commanded.
2. To establish in children habits of godly living and a routine of daily prayer.
3. To create a Christian Community of children and adults who enjoy life together as a family and who are committed to Jesus Christ and to each other.
4. To help children follow a sacramental life.
5. To help children trust Christ as Saviour, and to live as Christian’s at home, at school, at play or wherever they are.
6. To make each child’s experience at church safe, fun and profitable in the process of growing to become everything God has planned.
A major high for the young people aged 11 and up is the annual Youth Pilgrimage to Walsingham. In late July/August our 11+ attend the Youth Pilgrimage, under canvas, Monday to Friday, at the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham. Music is provided by the brilliant CJM, worship is in a circus big top, there are games, barbecue, disco, plus bible studies, daily mass along a theme-this year: “More than Silver or Gold-Running for Righteousness”-free time, visits to the seaside on the beautiful North Norfolk coast. This event is an inspiration for all young Christians and a special boost to those in the catholic tradition of the Church of England.The group, with plenty of adult helpers, travels to Norfolk by mini-bus (the drivers have all obtained the mini-bus drivers certification) and stay under canvas. The worship is relevant and exciting and they feel wonderful to be part of such a huge group of youngsters who share their faith.
This year St Peter’s & its fellow youth pilgrims from St Thomas Longford are hosting a group of teenagers and their priest from the Swedish church.
Young people at age 13/14 can, after following a course taught by Fr. Mike, be confirmed. Again a glorious occasion with the Bishop presiding . Once confirmed they will attend the Sunday Mass in church although some enjoy helping with the younger group sometimes. On a number of Sunday afternoons through the year special services for this age group are held. They may take the form of a youth Mass, a Taizé singing session, bible study and may be followed by a BBQ or indoor food share and social time.
Youth Pilgrimage 2014 28th July-1st August. Theme: Time Lord? Lord of all Time. Have a a look at what the pilgrimage promises to deliver; it hasn’t failed to deliver yet!!! See the link below to the Walsingham website.
We hope this gives you some idea of how committed we are to our children and young people who are indeed the future of our world and our church. We are always looking for new members, new ideas and a fresh and lively way to share our faith and joy in Christ and his church.
PLEASE COME AND GIVE US A TRY!!!
2014 Youth Pilgrimage to Walsingham 28th July-1st August. If you arre between 11 & 18 from a parish nearby and would like to try out the pilgrimage experience contact us with your parents. In the meatime have a look at the official photographs at www.walsinghamanglican.org.uk under Archive and Review.