Mass lasts approx 40 minutes.
Why is it important?One
of the fundamental parts of scouting is belief in a God. These Parades
and the St Georges day and Remembrance day are a core part of our
. Attendance at religious services counts as badgework for a couple of our badges including one of our challenge badges
.What do we do?
8.30 the Mass begins and Father Martin enters the church during the
first Hymn. after welcoming the congregation the Scout/Guide groups are
greeted at the altar and then take their reserved seats on the right of
the church at the front.
If you haven't ever been to a service dont
panic just go with the flow! If you let us know you might be coming we
can buddy you up with another family from the Scout group.
If you normally attend Church of England services then you wont find very many differences.
Church requests that you don't take communion unless you are
Catholic/Orthodox but everyone is invited to attend for a blessing at
communion and large numbers of children and adults go up for this.
Will my child be bored? What if they misbehave?
This is a childrens mass and the music and homily are adjusted accordingly. During the homily (sermon) all the
children of the congregation are invited to the front of the church and
sit on the carpet to listen.
are lots of children at this service, of all ages. The service is for
the children and to celebrate the children. Babies cry, Toddlers toddle
and teenagers sulk but no-one cares as it's all part of having children.
If you have never been give it a try!