Children's Church

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.  


10am Informal Services

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.


Family Focus Five Services

January: Blessing of Backpacks

May: Outdoor Service

August: 7th Battalion Service

October: Blessing of Pets

Christmas Eve: Family Service


Other Family Services

... 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.