Work with children under 5 and their families is a thriving area of ministry in the Diocese of Gloucester. Around 100 people from different worshipping communities came along to theContinue reading
Tag: Under five and flourishing
Last Saturday, many people from across the Diocese gathered for the inspiring and informative event, ‘Under fives and flourishing’. When introducing the event, and particularly thanking so many wonderful volunteers, I stated that creating spaces for under fives and their parents and carers is one of the most significant things we offer as followers of Christ.
Ahead of the ‘Under five and flourishing’ conference on 18 March, Sarah Major, Education Administrator for Jumping Fish Ltd at the Diocese of Gloucester, shares her calling to work with schools and churches to support children in their spiritual growth and development. She will be leading a workshop at the event.
Yesterday, I had the privilege of being present at the official opening of The Nelson Trust’s Women’s Centre in Wales. Similar to the Women’s Centre in Gloucester, this provides transforming support for women who have been involved with the criminal justice system. Staff and volunteers work with women in a holistic way, listening to each person’s story and valuing them as a unique individual as they engage with the whole person, including the building and re-shaping of healthy relationships, often including a woman’s children.
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