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What we do: Children’s ministry

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As a Diocese we are committed to support those who work with children in our churches. There is a lot on offer to develop this ministry.

Advice

We employ Sam Donoghue as our Head of Children’s and Youth Ministry Support. He is available to offer support and advice.

Communications

London is a big Diocese and we work really hard to ensure that you have access to some excellent online resources to help us stay in touch.

  • Children’s Ministry newsletter. This includes a mixture of details of the training courses we are running, news on resources and articles about good practice. You can sign up to receive the newsletter here.
  • Children’s Ministry blog articles. There is a weekly article about children’s ministry written either by Sam Donoghue or one of three other writers. They are there to help, support and train children’s workers. You can read the articles here.
  • Social Networking. We have a Twitter feed and a Facebook page where you can keep up to date with what is going on. The Twitter feed is here and the Facebook page is here.
  • Childrenswork Magazine. We are partners in the publication of this magazine for children’s workers. You can find out more at www.childrenswork.co.uk.

Training

Over the last few years the training we offer for children’s workers has been pulled together into two main courses, the Children’s Ministry Academy and the Academy Basics course. Together with this we offer a few one-off sessions through the year and can try and arrange more bespoke training for your parish if you have a specific need that we could cover.

You can search for available Children’s Ministry courses and training in the events calendar.

Children’s Charter

The Children’s Charter launched in February 2011 and has seen steady growth since then. We now have 35 parishes that have joined, making a clear commitment to developing and improving the welcome their parish extends to children. They represent a real spread of parishes, from lots of different types on community and many different styles of churchmanship. Some of those who have joined have literally hundreds children who are part of church activity others have very few but what they all have in common is a desire to improve and develop. There is nobody who has ‘made it’ they are all engaged in a process of improving. Find out more about the Charter here.

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