Somewhere around 70% of the churches in St Albans Diocese have contact with few or no children. If this doesn’t change, we face extinction. But what can you do if you’re not sure how to begin? What if you’re terrified of children? What if there are no schools in your parish?
Margaret Pritchard Houston, Children’s Mission Enabler for the Diocese, will look at practical, personal, and cultural barriers that many churches face in engaging with children, and help you come up with ways of overcoming them. She’ll also provide you with a basic toolkit of resources to help you feel more confident in leading assemblies, toddler worship, or All-Age services.