Family growing faith at home


This page will be updated with resources to support families, to worship and grow in faith during this time of distancing.

 

Resources for families

(Click to download, or be taken to each resource below)

Faith at Home from the Church of England

A flyer for children giving an explanation of the virus, with a good 'do not worry' message

Mental Health and Wellbeing resources from Scripture Union

The BRF 'Parenting For Faith' Facebook page has some excellent videos and resources

Messy Church at Home activities

Games to play on Zoom (From the Methodist Church)

Family.Fit are producing free weekly guides linking faith and fitness with fun activities for the family to do together

The Kitchen Table Project has a variety of resources perfect for parents to connect with during this time, including; daily social media inspiration

Resources and ideas from the Mothers Union

Make at home craft activities from Scripture Union

Learning resources from Wiltshire Parent Carer Forum

  

Little Worship Company have released a weekly all-age multimedia resource with song, verse, story and prayer and an activity bundle which can be purchased online.

Little Church - online for pre-schoolers

Under 5's online activity sessions

  

Little Pack of Hope - Activities from World Vision

Bible Chat Mats from the GO Team!

ROOTS Resources for worship at home

Animated Bible Stories

Bible Verse colouring sheets for anxious times

A collection of resources from Oikodomeo

Prayer Spaces in Schools - ideas for prayer at Home!

Prayers for when you feel anxious - colouring prayer download from Illustrated Ministries

Light a virutal candle as you pray for a loved one, a situation, or in memory of someone

Lights for the path - A guide through grief, loss and pain for teenagers

  

Primary School weekly collective worship from FischyMusic

Mental heath support information from Young Minds

iSingPop have released tracks and dance tutorials

Further RE, Collective Worship and Resources for schools can be found here

Online ideas and resources from our churches

St Mary Redcliffe Live
Children's Church Online - click here

Pattern Church Swindon
Pattern Sundays Kids

Yate
Praise and Play online toddler groups

St Peters Filton
Toddler group on Facebook, KS1/2 Kids Club on Facebook and Youth group on Zoom.

B&A Church Bristol
Kids Church: Closed on Sundays

St Nicholas Bristol
St Nicks Kids Online
Youth online

If your church is doing something online for Children and Young people, please let Dan Jones know and we can add it to the list.

 

Dan Jones; Diocesan Youth and Children's Adviser, writes... [18 Mar 2020]

In my household we love going to church every Sunday for a number of reasons - enjoying fellowship with friends, my children love the children's groups they are a part of, I lead the worship and my wife leads the youth work too. If I’m being honest, there is a danger that, during this period whilst gathering together for worship is suspended, Sundays at home could drift into ‘screen time’, chores and watching Netflix.

I’m sure I’m not the only Christian parent thinking this. So each week I will be writing, distributing and using a thirty minute family worship and prayer time - for children aged from toddler to teenager.

Our family will be using this on Sunday mornings, so that we can sit around the table, or on the lounge floor and participate in worship, knowing that our friends and family will be doing likewise. Together we will reflect, learn, prayer and grow as a family, held in God's presence at this time.

If you would like to receive this resource, which will include links to other resources and ideas, either to use or to pass on to those in your church, by email me on daniel.jones@bristoldiocese.org
It will also be posted weekly to this webpage.