Category Archives: church growth and health

Cracking Youthwork- Rebuilding and resurrection of youthwork

Jen Riddlestone, a curate from St John’s Egham talks to us about her experience of youthwork. She tackles questions such as ‘what do you do when it all falls apart?’ and ‘should we rebuild what has been, or reimagine what … Continue reading

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Parish Administrators

The PDE team has just been talking to the gathered parish administrators morning at Willow Grange. So I thought we might gather some useful resources here that might be good for you. If you have any more suggestions, use the … Continue reading

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No Rota at St Mark’s!

I love this idea from St Marks – a way to get rid of rotas and still have a service that involves people. Perhaps a good idea for people who don’t do rotas – because they are of a younger … Continue reading

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Exciting new resource available to use with PCCs

We have purchased 20 of the Grove booklet ‘Closing the Back door of the church’ by Bonnie Appleton and Simon Taylor, rector of Busbridge with Hambledon. We will be loaning this as a pack, intended for you to use with … Continue reading

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PODs – Holy Trinity, Aldershot

What is a POD Group? A POD group is a radically new type of church-based small group that is designed to help members put into practice what is studied and thus grow towards maturity in Christ. As an acronym it … Continue reading

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Life on the Frontline

What is your front line? It is the place you engage with the world, the place you probably spend most of your time? ‘Life on The Frontline’ is a 6 session video course from the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity … Continue reading

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Nursery Rhyme Mass

The Nursery Rhyme Mass bills itself as ‘Making  eucharist accessible to children: awe and wonder in a sacramental encounter without dumbing  down.’ It succeeds brilliantly. The text is rewritten to be accessible to children and set to well know tunes, mostly … Continue reading

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