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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..

Sleeping bags on a youth residential
Alex Taylor / 22 September 2017

What I learned on my youth residential

In July, Alex Taylor was a leader on a youth residential. Here are some things that he learned despite the long days and nights with not enough sleep.


Prayer spaces activity - sorry written in sand
Alex Taylor / 14 September 2017

Learning to pray

Catherine Allard, Headteacher at John Keble School in Harlesden, shares the story of a recent Prayer Space installed in the school.


London's galleries and churches are great places to entertain young people
Alex Taylor / 22 August 2017

Summer in the city

In the last of our summer blog series on things to do with children and young people over the holidays, we think about getting out and about in London, and the free things you can get up to together!


St James' Park in central London.
Alex Taylor / 15 August 2017

Making the most of the summer

In the next in our series of suggestions of activities for the summer, we venture into the great outdoors, with some ideas you can use outside!


Lots of cakes
Alex Taylor / 8 August 2017

Summer baking with children and young people

Baking with children and young people can be a messy business, but is immensely enjoyable, and a great thing to do over the summer. And you end up with something deliciously to eat at the end of it.


Craft items in a box
Alex Taylor / 1 August 2017

Craft or construction

In the first of our ‘Making the most of the summer’ series, Alex Taylor explores a few craft and construction ideas that you might like to try with children and young people.


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.


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