Resources to use in Church

Platinum Jubilee

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee is fast approaching. Here are some resources for activities to do with children. Download here

Communion before ConfirmationA cross with a love heart in the middle

As many as 20% of parishes in the Peterborough Diocese now welcome children to Communion before confirmation, 5% above the national average. This means that, with a good programme of preparation and with the permission of the Bishop, admitted children can participate fully in the Eucharist. The Children and Youth team have a number of resources to help parishes encourage children in their faith journey. Some of these are outlined below.

Parish Resources

The new Parish Handbook is designed to help parishes consider the history, theology and practical details for admitting children to communion before confirmation.

This PowerPoint presentation can be used for PCCs and other meetings.

A short video, ‘One Bread, One Body', was produced by the children and young people of the Living Brook Benefice in Northampton, outlining their reasons for wanting to be admitted. A copy of this video is included in the PowerPoint but can also be accessed here.

Resources to download;

Setting up a Toddler Group (from Scripture Union)

Building a team post covid (from New Wine)

Building a sustainable team (Chad Chadwick)

Reading the Bible,  telling stories

Techniques for telling stories well (4 P’s)


Online Resources

We have selected some on line resources which will help you in your work with children and young people in church.

Engage Worship - lots of creative ideas that you can adapt

Messy Church - ideas for messy church activities

Rend Collective's brilliant kids album (that adults love too) -you can also visit their Facebook page here

Fischy Music

The Lily Jo Project | Your Online Mental Health Resource

YoungMinds | Mental Health Charity For Children And Young People | YoungMinds

The Youthscape Podcast | Youthscape