As baptised members of the Body of Christ children have an important role to play in the life of the Church. We believe that we have a responsibility to support parents in bringing up their children within the Christian faith. Moreover we believe that children have important things to teach us about what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ.
At Holy Trinity we are committed to providing high-quality, relevant and fun children’s activities within the context of the Parish Mass. In 2013 we launched our new Sunday School, known as The Ark, for children aged three and older, run by a team of enthusiastic and committed lay people. (Younger siblings are more than welcome to attend with a parent). Each week the children undertake some activity related to the readings for that day. They will then be invited to share their work with the congregation later in the service. The children will return to the service during the offertory hymn and may either sit with The Ark leader at the front of the church or with their family.
Over time we plan and pray that the The Ark will be able to develop into age appropriate groups. We will also be considering what other activities we can provide to encourage and support children, families and young people in our parish. We have also be developed the children's area at the rear of the church to be suitable for children under the age of three.
We take our safeguarding obligations seriously and all the leaders and helpers have had appropriate checks as recommended by the Diocese of Rochester. Please find attached a registration form which will need to be completed on the first occasion your child attends The Ark. Each week you will need to sign-in your child with the respective leader/helper before the Parish Mass begins.