We understand that for many families the coronavirus pandemic is bringing additional pressure and this can be challenging.
There is an added pressure to talk to our children about their concerns about the situation we are currently in. It is important to remember that as parents you are parents first and foremost and the normal amount of schooling in the normal way won’t be happening. Everyone is in the same boat!
But there is an opportunity to spend time together and to hone and learn other aspects of learning that can’t always take place in school, not least to find ways to share faith at home.
We will continue to resource you with activities and links to good resources and we hold you all in our prayers.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
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The following links have been compiled by various Church of England Diocese and are free for you to access and use. This list will be updated every week.
National Faith at Home resources
Faith at Home is a national campaign that builds on the work of Growing Faith and Everyday Faith to support the faith development and pastoral care of children and young people.
Each week, new content is published to support families discuss faith, develop their practices and habits together.
Resources for Epiphany to Candlemas
Remembrance resources for children and families
Advent and Christmas resources
Advent and Christmas resources for for churches, families and schools
New.:Family Prayers for use at home
New: Family Prayer Resources from the Diocese of Rochester
Psalm 23- A week's worth of Reflection, Prayers and Activities
These resources have been produced by Emma Anderton, Barking Area Children and Families Missioner and include a prayer a reflection and a reading for each day of the week.
These activities have been developed to be used at home during the coronavirus pandemic.
Prayers from the National Church for use during the coronavirus outbreak
Together at Home
Church Resources, an amazing group packed with great ideas for families to worship at home.
A list of resources for families to use at home, compiled by Mary Hawes, National Children and Youth Advisor:
Bible Chat Mat
Downloadable Bible Chat mat created by Bath and Wells Diocese:
Holiday Club @ Home - Hope Club 2020
Online holiday club in the Diocese of York.
Resources and materials for churches to engage with families in their community summer 2020
Families growing faith at home
The Diocese of Bristol have a section of their website updated weekly with resources to support families, to worship and grow in faith during this time of distancing.
Contemporary musical worship for children
Below are a collection of website links and YouTube videos with musical worship.
Rend collective for Kids
Bethal Music for kids
Prayer Trail for children returning to school
As a new term begins take some time to pray as a family or for families in your church in this interactive prayer trail. See how many different trees and plants you can find. Take photos and find out what they are. Either as a church or as individual households you can use this trail in your local park or in your home or garden.
For more information please contact Tara Russell, Emma Anderton, Ann Sharp and Steve Kersys
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