Winchester Cathedral Junior Choir

An opportunity for young people aged 7-14 to join Winchester Cathedral Junior Choir – find out more

This exciting new choral opportunity is being offered to boys and girls who wish to sing in an ensemble that complements the other wonderful choral traditions of Winchester Cathedral.

The Junior Choir will focus on performing music as a group in their own right and, once fully established, will occasionally contribute to the Cathedral’s programme of services.

Membership of the Junior Choir will be available to boys and girls who:

  • are aged between 7 and 14 years old
  • live, or are at school, within the Diocese
  • enjoy singing confidently, and are enthusiastic about singing and learning with others
  • are able to attend regular weekly rehearsals and occasional performances and services

At present, there is no audition for entry into this choir.

Weekly practices will be held on Tuesdays, during school term-times, from 4.45pm until 7pm.

At first, from its initial meeting on Tuesday 27 September 2016, the Junior Choir will be working towards a performance of Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, to be staged in the Cathedral in February 2017.

@spire Alton, 2-7pm, 15th November 2016

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Andy and Sarah are headed to the Church of the Good Shepherd, Four Marks, 2-7pm, 15th November 2016, for an afternoon drop in sessions for all those working with Children, Families and Young people in the Southampton Deanery – or those who wish they were!

Come along with any of your questions, check out our resources stand, even bring your team for a bit of training (drop us an email if you’d like to book a specific training slot – sarah.long@winchester.anglican.org).

We’ll be there from 2pm until 7pm, so come before the school run or after work. We’d love to encourage and resource you!

It’s for… children and youth leaders, clergy, liscensed ministers, parents, volunteers, interested parties, PCC members, grandparents – you name it!

@Spire Southampton, 2-7pm 13th Sept, Bitterne Park

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Andy and Sarah are headed to the Church of the Ascension, Bitterne Park, 2-7pm, 13th September 2016, for an afternoon drop in sessions for all those working with Children, Families and Young people in the Southampton Deanery – or those who wish they were!

 

Come along with any of your questions, check out our resources stand, even bring your team for a bit of training (drop us an email if you’d like to book a specific training slot – sarah.long@winchester.anglican.org).

 

We’ll be there from 2pm until 7pm, so come before the school run or after work. We’d love to encourage and resource you!

 

It’s for… children and youth leaders, clergy, liscensed ministers, parents, volunteers, interested parties, PCC members, grandparents – you name it!

 

Resources for a new school year

Aaaand we’re back! September is here. Groups are starting. It’s all kicking off. You may well have all your planning sorted for the next 12 months, or maybe you’re having a bit of a panic about what on earth you’re going to do when those children, families and young people pour back through the door.

 

Well, fear not. We’ve had a bit of a think and a hunt and compiled a list of a few resources you might want on your radar to make your life a bit easier.

 

Got others you think are great? Leave us a link to them in the comments section!

 

General resources for the coming year:

 

Looking forward to later in the term:

Young People and Safe Guarding Roundtable Discussions

Life as a teenager today is full of challenges and complexities. And for those of us who work with them, we can find ourselves helping them navigate some serious issues.

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As part of revisiting our safeguarding policies, we are holding two round table discussions for youth leaders and those who work with young people:

 

Young People and the Internet – Friday 14th October, 12-2pm, Wolvesey, Winchester

Young People and Mental Health – Monday 14th November, 12-2pm, Wolvesey, Winchester

 

We want your input as we move forward – what issues are you finding young people navigating? How are you trying to help them? What support do you wish you could have?

 

These discussions are particularly aimed at those working with Young People, but those with associated interests are most welcome.

 

Please get in contact with Jackie Rowlands (jackie.rowlands@winchester.anglican.org) if you would like to attend.

 

(There will be similar future opportunities for those working with Children and Families)

Young Vocations Day, Southampton, Sat 1st Oct

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Youth Leaders….

Think you know someone God might be calling to be a vicar?

Think God is prompting you to speak to them about leading his church?

Think they are too young?

Think again!

 

If they are 16-30 invite them to come and explore a calling to ordination at a Young Vocations Day Conference on 1st October, at Church of the Ascension in Southampton and find some answers! Encourage them to listen to +Tim and Donna Lazenby, ask questions of young people already in ministry and training, find out how to take the next step and hear from God.

To book a place email vocations@winchester.anglican.org.uk

 

Date:   1 October 2016

Time:   10-4, with lunch provided

Where: Church of the Ascension, Bittern Park, Southampton. SO18 1HZ.

 

 

Youth and Children’s Leaders’ Retreat, 26th Sept 2016

It’s easy to get swept up in the admin, planning and busyness at the start of the year, we want to give you a chance to step back in the midst of that and focus back onto God.

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So come and join us at Wolvesey, Winchester as Julia Mourant leads us through a day of retreat.

 

When – 26th September, 2016, 10-3pm

Where – Wolvesey Palace, Wincehster (directions here)

Who – Anyone working with CHildren and Young People

Cost – £10 (lunch not included)

 

To book please contact Jen Fradgley (Jennifer.Fradgley@Winchester.anglican.org) by Wed 21st September.