First holy Communion.

The date of first communion

(We can do first holy Communion masses for single families, or for two or three families any time during the summer autumn. Please phone me on (020) 8940 3101).

I am hoping that everything will be back to normal, or close to normal, by then. It will be good to have as many children receiving communion together.
This may not be suitable for everyone. If any family would prefer a different date, please let me know and we can organise it. Bear in mind that at the moment there are drastic restrictions on the number of people who can attend.
We can have first communion, if particularly wished, on any day, not just Sunday.

In this uncertain time, we may have to make further arrangements. If any family has particular needs, we will definitely try to accommodate them even if it means a special mass for the family.
If anyone has any comments, thoughts, or questions about the above, please get in touch.

First confession will be aligned to the first holy Communion dates.


I would like to be able to see the children face-to-face at some time, so if they are not attending the meeting in the hall, please try to get in touch by phoning me. (020) 8940 3101.



Below is an indication of Bible stories that most children should know. They are best told with the aid of a children’s Bible with pictures. If you have the time, it would be good to check that the children remember at least some of the stories from the previous week. I would tend to say not what did we read last week, but rather Tell me about Noah’s Ark.

 Old Testament. God creates the world.

God creates Adam and Eve.

The temptation of Adam and Eve.

Noah’s Ark.

The sacrifice of Isaac.

Moses in the bulrushes.

Moses and the plagues of Egypt. (The children should know at least three of the plagues including the River Nile turns blood, the plague of darkness, the angel of death).

The crossing of the red Sea.

The giving of the 10 Commandments.


David and Goliath.

King David and the Philistines.

The judgement of King Solomon.

The three boys in the fiery furnace.


New Testament.

The Annunciation. Gabriel announces to Mary that she will have a son.

The birth of Jesus in the stable.

The finding of Jesus in the temple.

Some miracles. Children should know at least a few of these.

Jesus changes water into wine.

Jesus walks on the water.

Jesus multiplies bread.

Jesus cures the blind man.

Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead.

The teachings of Jesus.

Jesus chooses Peter.

The sermon on the Mount.

The apostles. The children should know at least three or four of the apostles.

Jesus is condemned to death.

Jesus dies to take away our sins.

Jesus rises from the dead.

Our Lord ascends into Heaven.

Jesus and Thomas after the resurrection (doubting Thomas)

the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.

The conversion of St Paul.

The travels of St Paul.