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Tag: Children and Families
2023 Drop in Café sessions for Children, Family and Youth Ministry
“No topic or questions about Children, Families and Youth Ministry are off bounds so please bring any questions you might have for the team.” Throughout 2023 Jo Wetherall and aContinue reading
Jane’s call to a new ministry
Jane’s creative approach to following her calling has transformed children’s and families’ provision in Lydney. In 2021, Jane Penny was employed as a lay Children and Families Minister in TidenhamContinue reading
Under 5s and flourishing: Jo Wetherall blogs
The Revd Jo Wetherall, Growing Faith and Spirituality Officer for the Diocese of Gloucester blogs about the importance of lifelong learning and a fantastic opportunity to be equipped for workContinue reading
Drop in Café session for Children, Family and Youth Ministry
The Children, Families and Youth Connect Team are hosting regular drop in sessions to chat over a coffee and chew over what’s going on in your ministry. No topic orContinue reading
Churches celebrate Messy Church Goes Wild Roadshow launch
Messy Church Goes Wild was officially launched at the Christian Adventure Centre in Viney Hill on Saturday. It’s the latest offering from the Bible Reading Fellowship’s popular Messy Church, butContinue reading
Primrose Hill Primary Church of England Academy celebrates Ofsted report
Primrose Hill Primary C of E Academy in Lydney has been awarded an Ofsted ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ judgements in two of the five areas inspected. Inspectors visited the school atContinue reading
Community meals bring families together in Lydney
Throughout the school summer holidays, churches in Lydney were busy providing a weekly meal to families. Jane Penny of Churches Together in Lydney shares how this simple initiative opened up opportunities for connection and friendship.
Teddy zip-wire brings crowds to St Margaret’s
Zip-wiring teddy bears drew huge crowds in the churchyard of St Margaret’s, Whaddon this August. The creative church Mission Group came up with the idea of installing a zip-wire lineContinue reading
Retreat for Children, Families and Youth Ministers
Retreat Morning for anyone involved in Children or Youth Ministry. Step away from planning and preparing and spend a morning soaking in God’s presence. Optional guidance and spiritual accompaniment. ThisContinue reading
Newent church and community welcoming Ukrainian refugees
Ukrainian refugees are being welcomed with open arms within a five mile radius of Newent, as the church and community work together to set up a support hub. So far,Continue reading
Pioneer Ministry Blog: Bible and Big Bang – can they go together?
Engaging schools and congregations with big questions around science and faith Psalm 111:2 ESV: Great are the works of the LORD, studied by all who delight in them. This yearContinue reading
Listening to Young People
Blog by Vicky Falvey, Youth Connector for the Diocese of Gloucester “Over the last little while, I have found myself trying to find an answer as to how best toContinue reading
How do we listen to our youngest children and those who care for them?
Google ‘how to listen to under 5’s’ and you find endless pages about encouraging children to listen, but very little on how adults can actively listen to them. This mightContinue reading
Pioneer Ministry Blog: And God grew something new – The Explore Creation journey
Petra Crofton blogs: How God uses our incompetence, frustration and weaknesses to shape something new “I remember it vividly, even though it was some ten years ago. The volunteer children’sContinue reading
Harriet’s hair is a lifeline for the rainforest
A seven-year-old from Barnwood is on a mission to save the rainforest and she’s prepared to do whatever it takes to make a difference.
Call for Evidence: Archbishops’ Commission on Families and Households
The Archbishops’ Commission on Families and Households is launching its public engagement phase, and this is your opportunity to have your say about how the Church and society can supportContinue reading
Supporting The Rock, Cheltenham.
The Rock works with young people living in an acknowledged area of deprivation, to attend a range of sessions, learn some key life skills, and for some specifically to obtainContinue reading
Retreat for Children, Families and Youth Ministers
Retreat morning for anyone involved in children or youth ministry. Step away from planning and preparing and spend a morning soaking in God’s presence. Optional guidance and spiritual accompaniment. LedContinue reading
Walk for the Planet – bookings now LIVE!
Do you have a passion for the environment? Do you want to raise awareness about climate change? If the answer is yes, then book onto our Walk for the Planet pilgrimage.
Walk for the planet – booking now LIVE!
If you’re passionate about our planet and want to add your support to the environmental agenda at the COP26 (UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties) join us in aContinue reading
Churches Count on Nature week, 5-13th June
It is fabulous to see so many of our churches signed up to take part in Churches Count on Nature week. These are a selection of the Gloucestershire Churches involvedContinue reading
Eco Church festival with Churches Count on Nature
This online event on Saturday 12th June is hosted and organised by Sheffield Diocese but all are invited. It looks fab, do check it out if you are free. TheContinue reading
Appeal for help with child health review venues
The Health Visiting service in Gloucestershire is looking for venues to do child health and development reviews for 9-12 month and 2-year-old children. At present only children where there isContinue reading