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Alex Taylor

About Alex Taylor

Alex Taylor is part of the children's and youth team at the Diocese of London. He is an experienced children's and youth worker and writer. He helps to run a creative-arts residential for Scripture Union called Curtains Up! during the summer holidays and is a dab hand at making things out of lining paper and old cardboard boxes..

Materials ready for a residential
Alex Taylor / 18 July 2017

Getting ready for a residential

Alex Taylor’s top tips for preparing for the season of festivals, residentials and Christian holidays, to help you stay on top of the weeks in the lead-up and make things so much easier.

Children playing in the park at sunset
Alex Taylor / 9 June 2017

A working holiday

The August break is a key time when we could be building relationships, helping out families and telling lots of people about Jesus! Alex Taylor explores some of the options.

Thy Kingdom Come kit
Alex Taylor / 31 March 2017

Thy Kingdom Come resources for you, your family and your church

Alex Taylor reviews the resources available to help you, your family and your church join in with Thy Kingdom Come, the global wave of prayer and worship coming up in May.

Father and son playing computer game together to help with sideways listening
Alex Taylor / 10 February 2017

The power of sideways listening

Without the pressure of looking someone in the eye, it’s easier for children and young people to drop important things into a conversation. That’s the beauty of sideways listening.

Group of colleagues working in team
Alex Taylor / 13 January 2017

2017 and all that

What are your hopes and dreams for 2017? The start of a calendar year is a good time to take stock of your youth or children’s work and reflect on where God is leading you.

Great sport with St Luke's Chelsea and Epic CIC.
Alex Taylor / 15 December 2016

Epic Sports at St Luke’s Chelsea

Epic ideas to run a sports filled holiday club, after the very successful children’s programme run by St Luke’s Chelsea.

Christmas tree in church with origami figures
Alex Taylor / 13 December 2016

It’s Christmas, not rocket science

If you’re still trying to plan some youth Christmas events, then here are some simple ideas that could make last-minute planning simple and stress-free.

Advent calendar
Alex Taylor / 25 November 2016

An activity Advent calendar

You might already have you Advent calendars, but why not trying this activity Advent calendar? Fill your Advent with baking, making, sharing and the wonderful Christmas story!

Alex Taylor's childhood photo
Alex Taylor / 15 November 2016

What would you tell your younger self?

What do your school photos say about you? What would you say to that younger self in those photos? Alex Taylor digs out his photos and wonders what to say to himself.

Young mother and child with Down Syndrome
Alex Taylor / 11 November 2016

Welcoming children with additional needs

The good news of Jesus is for everyone, so how can we be ready to welcome all children to our groups? Alex Taylor outlines some good strategies to use as a starting point.

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