Summer Holiday Family Planner

Here is a great idea for families which can be adapted to suit your particular parish. A family event planner for the summer holidays with activities , prayers, Bible readings etc for every week the children are off. A brilliant way of keeping God at the Centre of all we do over the summer with many thanks to Mandy Watts at Walton on Thames parish for the idea!

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Preaching on Financial Giving

Issues of stewardship and generosity are vital discipleship topics. The challenge to preachers is to provide a much wider context for church members than simply that of raising financial giving to meet the needs of the parish over the next year.

We recently held a seminar on this topic and here is Alan Hulme’s sample sermon for you to view. A list of useful resources for preaching and teaching on our website can be found here and you can also read more on the Church of England’s Parish Resources website here.

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Connections – Holy Trinity Claygate reaches out to the Seniors in their community

Holy Trinity Claygate established their weekly Connections group 6 years ago. Since seniors-1then the group has grown to 150 Seniors who attend regularly – it is one of the largest regular gatherings for Seniors in the UK. Each week there are numerous activities, a Thought for the Day, coffee and homemade cake.

If you’d like to find out more about Connections and its highly relational model of evangelism you can take a look at their website and come along to the FREE Connections conference they are running on 1 June 10am-4pm. You can register for free tickets here.

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Cracking Youthwork 2017 – Transforming inclusion for young people with special needs

Cracking Youthwork 2017, a training event for everyone involved in youthwork in Guildford Diocese, took place on 4th February. All the speakers were given ten minutes, and we videoed them. Here’s Steff Shepherd, the Guildford Diocese Assistant Children and Families Ministry Advisor, speaking about transforming inclusion for young people with special needs.

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Cracking Youthwork 2017 – A View from Outside

Cracking Youthwork 2017, a training event for everyone involved in youthwork in Guildford Diocese, took place on 4th February. All the speakers were given ten minutes, and we videoed them. Here’s Julcsi Cespi, a Time for God volunteer at Church on the Heath from Hungary, giving us ‘a view from outside’.

 

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Cracking Youthwork 2017 – Transforming Community

Cracking Youthwork 2017, a training event for everyone involved in youthwork in Guildford Diocese, took place on 4th February. All the speakers were given ten minutes, and we videoed them. Here’s Abigail Edwards, a pioneer community worker at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Farnborough talking about transforming community.

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Cracking Youthwork 2017 – Uniformed Organisations that Transform

Cracking Youthwork 2017, a training event for everyone involved in youthwork in Guildford Diocese, took place on 4th February. All the speakers were given ten minutes, and we videoed them. Here’s Chris Britton talking about uniformed organisations that transform.

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