Understanding the Spirituality of Children & Young People: An RNG Lab
£0 – £120
Understanding the Spirituality of Children & Young People: An RNG Lab

Understanding the Spirituality of Children & Young People: An RNG Lab

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The Beacon Centre

Units 19-26, Centurion House

Anson Court, Staffordshire Technology Park

Stafford

ST18 0GB

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Children and young people seem to have an innate spiritual awareness, a powerful tool for understanding joy, sorrow, awe and wonder, relationships with others and the natural world and making sense of the big beyond. This day, led by Dr. Rebecca Nye, spirituality researcher and Godly Play practitioner, will help you to understand more the spiritual world of children and young people, and it's relevance for your work in church, youth and children's clubs and schools.

Approximate Times:

  • 0930-1000: Doors open, with complimentary bacon butties on arrival. Vegetarian / Vegan alternatives are available - just email jon.white@lichfield.anglican.org to arrange this.

  • Sessions Led by Rebecca Nye with a short break.

  • 1-2pm: Lunch - Beacon International Centre can cater for your lunch, or you would be welcome to bring your own food with you. Tea & Coffee are served throughout the day.

  • Sessions Led by Rebecca Nye with a short break.

  • 4.20pm: Event finishes promptly.

  • Complimentary Tea, Coffee & Biscuits will be available all day.


Who Should come?

Every person doing work with 0-5s, 5-10s and 11-18s, both paid and volunteer, lay and ordained are welcome to this event.


What does it cost?

Diocese of Lichfield Staff and Volunteers

The event is free to staff and members of churches that are part of the Diocese of Lichfield in the Church of England with the ordering of tickets on Eventbrite. We do this as part of our commitment to inspire, equip and resource churches in the diocese.

Youth, Children's & Families Workers from Other Denominations or Organisations

We would love to share this event with other organisations and churches outside of the Diocese of Lichfield. We believe it will be a brilliant CPD opportunity. Tickets are available at £35 each, or £120 for groups of 4.


About Rebecca Nye

Rebecca’s research on children’s spirituality (eg The Spirit of the Child, Hay and Nye 1998/2006) brought her into contact with Jerome Berryman and Godly Play, and led her to introducing Godly Play to the UK. She established the first Godly Play room and directed a 2 year project on Godly Play and Children’s Spirituality at the Centre for Advanced Religious and Theological Studies, University of Cambridge. Rebecca’s background is in developmental psychology (co-author of Psychology for Christian Ministry, Watts, Nye and Savage 2002), so her interest in Godly Play is part of a wider interest in faith development, approaches to religious education and pedagogy and the spirituality of teachers. Rebecca enjoys offering post-graduate supervision in these areas, giving talks and most of all enthusing others about Godly Play’s potential for their contexts (aka training!). She has experience of using Godly Play with pre-schoolers, children in parish and school settings, theological students and bishops!

FAQs

What are my transport options for getting to the event?

To work out your best options for travel, we suggest using Google Maps. Beacon International Centre is just 2 miles from Stafford town centre and its mainline railway station, it is 3.5 miles from junction 14 of the M6 Motorway.


What is parking like? Are there Disabled Parking Spaces?

Beacon International Centre has 18 spaces specifically allocated them. There are an additional 20 unmarked bays. Please do not account use any other marked parking spaces - these are for other organisations, but there is always plenty of parking space on the road outside Anson Court.

Beacon International Centre do not have specifically allocated disabled parking bays, but Andy Oxlade (Beacon Centre Manager: andy@staffordbeacon.co.uk or 01785 212 504) will reserve appropriate spaces in advance if you contact them ahead of time.


Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Feel free to email rng@lichfield.anglican.org, and one of our friendly team will get in touch with you.


Can I update my registration information?

Yes. Feel free to email rng@lichfield.anglican.org, and one of our friendly team will help you to make necessary adjustments.


What is the refund policy for paid tickets (from outside the C of E Diocese of Lichfield)?

Full refunds will be given upto Friday 21st April 2017 at 5pm. No refunds will be given after this point.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

We ask that the key person that made the booking is in attendance. Other attendees do not need to have their name attached.

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The Beacon Centre

Units 19-26, Centurion House

Anson Court, Staffordshire Technology Park

Stafford

ST18 0GB

United Kingdom

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