We are delighted to welcome children at St James Cathedral. Jesus tells us to “Let the children come to Him”. During offertory, children are encouraged to come forward with their parents for a blessing.
Every Sunday, we provide activity sheets, colouring in sheets, crosswords and books for all age children. For younger children from 0-2 years, there is a carpeted crèche area which has child safe toys. Parents are able to hear the worship service from this area. The extra space on side aisles of the Cathedral, allow parents to walk around with babies in prams.
Children are welcome at all services, however, the Informal Service (10am every Sunday) is shorter in length and has more participation to suit the younger people in the congregation.
January: Blessing of Backpacks
May: Outdoor Service
August: 7th Battalion Service
October: Blessing of Pets
Christmas Eve: Family Service
... are also held on specific days like Palm Sunday, Pentecost, Father or Mothers Day, Advent and Christmas Eve. In these interactive services, all the family is invited to participate, through drama and skits, music, prayers, Bible readings, also older children and youth procession teams at the beginning and conclusion of the service.
PO Box 108
Townsville, Qld, 4810
Telephone: (07) 4771 2247