BRINGING LITURGY TO LIFE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
For many young people, their only regular experience of church is collective worship at school. Our team have designed the Big Sing Liturgy Thing as a feast of music, song, prayer, sign-language dance & liturgy.
The format is borne out of more than 20 years’ experience leading music and liturgy in a variety of settings, with people of all ages – especially our work in schools across the UK and beyond.
These events involve full band, two dancers, audio-visual presentation, a full lighting and PA system with a two-man tech crew. The day’s programme normally runs from 10:30am to 2:30pm.
The objective is to give young people an experience of vibrant, dynamic worship. But it is more than a “jamboree” of song, and draws on our understanding and experience of the liturgical tradition and contemporary liturgical music.
“Very many thanks to all of you for the rousing celebration today. The children and I thoroughly enjoyed taking part… Thanks for the music – Y6 now have the task of teaching the rest of the school. The dance was amazing – with only that short time to rehearse. You have given the children a marvellous opportunity to experience liturgy with all the latest technology”
Sue, Sacred Heart Catholic Primary
There are TWO requirements for a Big Sing:
1. A cluster of 6 or more schools willing to bring young people to the event, and a lead school that will liaise with us in organising the event and passing information on to the other schools.
2. A suitable venue with a breakout space for the dance workshop, for eating lunch and adequate toilet facilities for those attending. (See our information sheet for guidelines on choice of venue)
“Thank you for a great day yesterday. It was obvious that a great deal of hard work had taken place before we even arrived. I know our children were very enthusiastic about it”
Head Teacher, St. Joseph’s Primary
The Big Sing programme has now been ‘retired’ and it is no longer possible to book our team for a Big Sing event.