Parish of Bisley and West End

Children's and Families

Welcome to our Children's and Families page

We hope to resume Public Worship in September.  It will look a bit different to the way we were used to, but we will be including All Age services for families, with some take away craft ideas and pre-recorded puppet sketches as part of our services schedule.

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 and without feedback we can't make changes.

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!

Each week I will post a fun, new PDF  Family Worship Activity for you to explore and enjoy

This week click on the link for the ninth Sunday of Trinity - Trinity 9

 This week - Trinity 8 - we have the story of Jesus feeding the 5000 as our Gospel reading.

The kindness and generosity and love that we see in this story is the basis for our short talk and craft, along with a "Kindness Challenge" that you can undertake, either on your own, with a friend or as a family.

 Loaves and Fishes basket craft

Click here for the craft instructions

 Challenge

 There will be a few copies of this challenge available at the back of our churches, during the Private Prayer sessions, if you would like a paper copy.  Alternatively you can download the PDF here Kindness Challenge by clicking on the link.

 

 

 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

 Cover for workbook




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 ...

 Messy Families prayer Sheet

 

 


 Im thankful for

 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

 completed sending love picture

 


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

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.