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Children's and Family Work 2020 

Lent, Brexit and Eco Church  Resources 


 

TO ALL INVOLVED
IN CHILDREN'S AND FAMILY WORK IN
THE DIOCESE OF CHICHESTER

 
 
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You are warmly invited to training in

Work with Children and Young People
with Special or Additional Needs


led by

Mark Arnold from Urban Saints
 

on Saturday 7 March 2020

at Church House Hove BN3 4ED
 
There will be 2 identical sessions delivered - choose from either
 
Morning 10am – 12:30pm
or
Afternoon 2pm – 4:30pm.

 
All Inclusive?
During this interactive and informative training session we will work together to:
·         Explore the ‘state of the nation’ and explode some of the myths surrounding working with children with special/additional needs. 

·         Look at some of the key tips and strategies that you can use to make what you offer accessible, inclusive, and a place where everyone belongs. 

·         Understand some key additional/special needs in detail and identify some of the amazing benefits that inclusion can bring to your whole group. 

·         We’ll also highlight some further information and resources that you can use as you work though this with your teams. 

 

“This seminar is amazing! Whether you have experience of engaging with people with additional needs or none, it is accessible and really helpful. Practical tips, theological reflection, contextual info. Fab! So excited to take some of this forward.”  Re: ‘All Inclusive?’ – Bromsgrove – January 2020



Full colour workbooks will be provided for all attendees and a display of resources.
There is no charge for this training but please register for a place
HERE


 

Mark Arnold is the Additional Needs Ministry Director at leading national Christian children’s and youth organisation Urban Saints and is Co-Founder of the Additional Needs Alliance, a vibrant and fast-growing online community.  He is an enthusiastic national and international advocate for children and young people with additional (special) needs or disabilities and is passionate about enabling everyone engaging with them to be inspired, trained and well resourced.  Mark is a Churches for All and Living Fully Network partner, a member of the Council for Disabled Children and the European Disability Network, and writes a monthly additional needs column for Premier Youth and Children’s Work (YCW) magazine.  He blogs as the national award winning ‘The Additional Needs Blogfather’, and is father to James who is Autistic and has associated Learning Difficulties and Epilepsy.
 

Our new initiative
 HUBS
Local Support Networks
for Youth Children's & Family Work Leaders 

 
As part of our new and developing strategy for children's work and as a follow-up to the Journey Conference, we are establishing HUB networks across the Diocese of Chichester. Bespoke training and networks groups are being organised for busy children's leaders who are both volunteers and salaried.

Or if you are looking to start up a new children's or youth work or revitalise your existing ministry with young people, share ideas and resources, pray and network with other leaders in your area why not attend our HUB informal gatherings led by highly qualified and experienced coordinators in your local area.

Regional networking HUBS aim to provide:
  • Training for professional development
  • Networking support
  • Prayerful encouragement
  • Sharing of ideas and resources
  • Friendship for those new to children's work
For further information on the HUB coordinators and to join a HUB near you contact:  irene.smale@chichester.anglican.org 
or
CLICK HERE
 


HUB for those in the Brighton Deanery


 
Children's Pilgrimage to Walsingham

Theme for 2020 is 'Saving Water'
Friday 13th March  – Sunday 15th March 
Details
 HERE


Children's and Family Work Leaders Retreat

 
At the Bishop's Palace Chichester

Led by Archdeacon Fiona Windsor and Revd Dr Irene Smale


Saturday 5 September 2020

10am - 5pm with option to attend Cathedral Evensong at 5:30pm

Cost for day £10 to include coffee and pastries, buffet lunch, afternoon tea and cakes.


 

Places are limited for this retreat so please book asap HERE
 


Spend some quiet time sitting or wandering through the Bishop's Palace Gardens and  Chichester Cathedral.

Treat yourself to a night in the peaceful and relaxing accommodation in
the Cathedral Close pricing and availability  details
HERE  
 

Resources for Lent



16 SIMPLE LENT ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN HERE

ARCHBISHOP OF YORK YOUTH LENT PROJECT HERE

ASH WEDNESDAY & LENT in 2 MINUTES HERE

BARNABAS IN CHURCHES Ideas for Lent HERE

BUILDING FAITH ideas for:
Shrove Tuesday Party Packs
Pancake Supper Survival Guide
Ash Wednesday for Families
Ash Wednesday Bonfire At Home
Lent in a Bag
Four Things I Tell Children the Sunday Before Lent
And much more HERE

 
CAFOD
Lent Resources 2020 HERE


CHURCH OF ENGLAND
Lent Resources Church of England 2020 HERE


DIOCESE OF WINCHESTER LENT COURSE HERE

GODSPACE 
Offers lots of creative ideas for Lent and other seasons
HERE

LIVE LENT CARE FOR GOD'S CREATION HERE

LOYOLA PRESS 
Ideas for Lent 3 disciplines – prayer, almsgiving, fasting
HERE

MOTHERS UNION 
Mothering Sunday Faith resources HERE


ROOTS
Lenten Journey for Children from Roots
HERE

SCRIPTURE UNION LENT RESOURCES HERE
 
THE CHILDREN'S SOCIETY
Lent and Mothering Sunday Resources from the Children’s Society
HERE

Lots of ideas for Eco Church and Climate Change Activities for Chldren HERE
 

A comprehensive foundation for those working in the increasingly complex and diverse area of ministry with families, The Essential Guide to Family Ministry presents an overview of contemporary family life, sets out the principles that underpin this work and offers strategic and practical approaches to working with families. An essential read for all who are involved in this field and passionate about seeing God’s kingdom come in families, churches and communities. HERE
 

'Absent Children' will be the focus at February General Synod 2020 for a recent report and statistics read HERE

 

Dalesdown Summer Camps are for young people aged 8-16. We passionately believe that children and young people should have the opportunity to explore, develop and challenge their understanding of the Christian faith in a safe and supportive environment that is also fun and exciting. At 'History Makers' youth camp (Year 7 – Year 11), young people enjoy sports, crafts, workshops, outdoor activities, worship and great teaching throughout the week, and build friendships along the way.  'One Way' is our kids camp for  Year 3 – Year 6. Children enjoy a week of craft activities, messy games and outdoor activities,  with some awesome worship and fun, interactive teaching sessions throughout their time at camp! Dalesdown Camps are a great opportunity for children and young people to learn more about their loving Father, have fun and try new things, and build great friendships with other campers that grow every year as they come back!  We would love your child to be a part of Dalesdown Camps this year – we hope to see them there!  For more info HERE

 

For all Godly Play Training please contact our southern regional coordinator 

Judy Yeomans
judyisyeomans@gmail.com

For all Scripture Union Training and the South East Team including our regional coordinator Jenni Whymark HERE

 

For all Messy Church Training our regional coordinator for Sussex West is 

Elaine Lambie

Elaine.Lambie@messychurch.org.uk 
For all Parenting for Faith training material and courses information
contact our regional coordinator

Lauren Sheath 
lauren.sheath@stpetersbrighton.org

New Diocesan Strategy Vision for Growth 2020-2025


'MORE'

More Open + More Converted to Jesus Christ + More Generous + More Engaged

 

Find out more HERE

Safeguarding Training
in the Diocese of Chichester


For further information on our policy, downloadable forms and courses please visit HERE 

Children's and Family Work 

 
Keep up to date with news about children's and family work training, events and resources across the diocese at:

http://youth.chichester.anglican.org/
https://www.facebook.com/diochiyouth
For children's leaders continuing professional development, training, individual or group consultations, support with resources, hosting workshops and also introductory sessions to Messy Church, Godly Play, All-Age Worship, Theology of Childhood, Families and Faith, Toddler Groups and much more to support you in embracing the Diocesan Strategy, please contact me at the address below.
 
Kind regards
Irene
 
Revd Dr Irene Smale
Diocesan Children's and Families Work Advisor (Part-Time)
Chaplain to the Prebendal School Chichester
Cathedral Deacon
Lecturer in Practical Theology


Irene.smale@chichester.anglican.org
M: 07980 617 584
W: 01273 425 684
 
Department for Apostolic Life
Diocese of Chichester
Church House, 211 New Church Road, Hove BN3 4ED
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