Welcome to our Children's and Families page
There has been a lot of coverage in the press about the re-opening of churches, whether for private prayer or latterly for public worship. The guidance is very extensive and sometimes confusing so please bear with us as we work out the best way to keep us all (and our buildings) safe. Please be assured that we are doing all we can to get our churches ready for you. Watch this space for updates!
In the meantime - if there is anything we can do to help please get in touch - click here to email me. We really would appreciate some feedback! If we're doing things you like, or not doing things that you would like us to, or even if we're doing things in a way that doesn't work for you - please do let us know. We want to be here for you.
If you make any of the craft ideas posted here please do send me pictures - I'd love to put a gallery together of all your work. All our previous ideas and activities are still here - they've just moved to our Archive page
We are exploring other things we can do with the Children's and Families ministry during this time so follow us on Twitter and Facebook to stay up to date with all our efforts and, hopefully, still feeling part of our amazing Church Family - we miss you!
I've made a new booklet of activities for young children during lock-down for our Mustard Seeds (and other youngsters!!). Check it out here
I've now made a follow up - Lock-down 2 which can be downloaded here
Each week I will post a new PDF Family Worship Activity for you to explore and enjoy
This week click on the link for the Fifth Sunday of Trinity - Trinity 5
For our Messy Service this Sunday we are looking at Challenge and Truth with the help of a bit of rubbish! I hope you liked being "back" in West End church during our talk this week. I have enjoyed being in Bisley, but West End always feel more like home for our Messy Services.
I've used plastic bottles in most of the crafts this month, along with giving you some ideas for bigger projects using other recycling items. The hope is that these simple crafts will challenge us to reduce the plastic rubbish we throw away, or to at least reuse or recycle some of that waste.
This is the PDF of all the craft suggestions, plus a few more ! Click here
All our previous craft ideas and instructions are now on the Archives page - click here to view
Despite all the restrictions that we are living with at the moment we still have much to be thankful for, this is a lovely idea that helps remind us of this. See if you can spot these on our Notice Boards when you walk past our churches
We are thinking of you and you remain in our prayers. I love this idea! To download your own blank version - click here. I'd love to see what you think ...
You can download your own copy of this to complete here
We are all missing seeing the people we love. Why not send them a picture from your family to theirs with love! You can download a blank copy of this sheet here
We're publishing video's of our services - please do check them out! The most recent ones are on the front page, but you can re-visit previous recordings here on our online services page
Sadly we have had to close the Church building - but please remember "Church" is not the building, you are the Church!! Together we will get through this (even if we have to be a safe distance apart). We are thinking of you and praying for you.
There is a free game available for all mobile devices called Guardians of Ancora. It takes you on an adventure through Bible stories. It's 100% free, with NO in app purchases and is Biblically faithful. It is aimed at 8-11 year olds, and I have to confess is quite good fun!! (yes, I've played it - Bx)
The Puppets Discuss Worship from Home: Gordon and Skip are Isolating together and discuss worshipping from home.