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'Jubilate' was formed in September 2005.  Since then they have been involved in lots of activities in the church.  The children lead the singing at the monthly 'The four o'clock service' and sometimes join the adult choir at Mass on a Sunday morning.  In May 2006 some of the older children got their first taste of singing in a Cathedral when they visited Rochester and sang evensong in the Cathedral.  In 2008 some of the children joined the East Wickham singers singing in Norwich Cathedral and Southwark Cathedral.  The children have their own robes which they wear with pride and work towards the RSCM Voice for life scheme.

The children gain points for attendance each week and at services, in games and for singing well.  These are then 'spent' at their shop which is open every couple of weeks at the end of their meetings.

NEWS

15th December 2010 - Nine Lessons and Carol Service

Nine children from Jubilate joined the East Wickham singers for their annual service of Nine Lessons and Carols.  The children started by singing some for their favourite songs before the service.  The service started with the children singing the first verse of Once in Royal.  In between the nine reading and Carols sung by the congregation the East Wickham singers sang several Carols written by Richard Southgate, the hand bells played some Carols and the children sang The Drummer Boy, Little Donkey, and a Gallery Carol written by Richard.  They also sang the first two verses of Away in a Manger.  One of the children also read one of the readings.  After the service the children were able to meet the Mayor of Bexley, Cllr Val Clark, and the Bishop of Woolwich, Rt Rev. Christopher Chessun, soon to be Bishop of Southwark.

Hannah became the first of the Jubilate choir to gain her dark blue Voice for Life medal and was presented with it on 13th April 2008 by the Mayor of Bexley at our Sunday Centenary celebrations.