• Sanctity of Life / What does it mean to be a human?

    This is a useful starting point for many discussions about how we value different life forms and how we decide which are better than others. It takes the form of Read More
  • Bristol - City of Sanctuary - lesson plans and materials

    These materials for KS3/4 students aim to provide local RE – to show how some people of faith in Bristol have lived out their conviction “to welcome the stranger”. Read More
  • Bristol and South Gloucestershire RE Teachers' Annual Conference 2013

    This year's joint Bristol and South Gloucestershire SACRE conference for RE teachers was a great success once again with great feedback on the quality of speakers and their ideas (as well Read More
  • Get Messy!

    Messy Church is pleased to announce the launch of Get Messy!, a brand new magazine resource to build community and resource Messy Churches with fresh ideas and inspiration. Read More
  • Planning a church BBQ?

    If you are catering or cooking for events and especially residentials, then a Food Hygiene Certificate is a REALLY good idea to improve competence and safety! Read More
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  • Sanctity of Life / What does it mean to be a human? +

    This is a useful starting point for many discussions about how we value different life forms and how we decide which are better than others. It takes the form of a knockout table – and I have never known this activity not to work in a classroom as a platform for

    Read More
  • Bristol - City of Sanctuary - lesson plans and materials +

    These materials for KS3/4 students aim to provide local RE – to show how some people of faith in Bristol have lived out their conviction “to welcome the stranger”.

    Read More
  • Bristol and South Gloucestershire RE Teachers' Annual Conference 2013 +

    This year's joint Bristol and South Gloucestershire SACRE conference for RE teachers was a great success once again with great feedback on the quality of speakers and their ideas (as well as the food and venue!). Here are the resources to download from each speaker and workshop.

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  • Out of the Box Worship +

    Out of the Box Worship is a brand new pattern for classroom worship in Key Stage 1.

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  • Home School Values +

    A fantastic new resource, Home Schools Values helps schools communicate their Christian values to their parents or guardians and communities. It encourages engagement with key principles underlying Christian distinctiveness and ensures that stakeholders are on borard with the moral compasses that lie at the heart of Church schools.

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  • Harvest ideas for Early Years and Foundation Stage +

    A Wet and Windy Harvest for Puddles is a must to support topic work on Harvest celebrations in school or nursery settings. It is designed to capture the interest and imagination of children through the adventures of Puddles – a very mischievous cat.

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Latest for parishes

  • Holy Week for Children and Youth +

    Some excellent last-minute resources for Holy Week.

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  • Get Messy! +

    Messy Church is pleased to announce the launch of Get Messy!, a brand new magazine resource to build community and resource Messy Churches with fresh ideas and inspiration.

    Read More
  • Newslink - Easter 2013 +

    This year's Easter edition of Newslink in good time for Lent.

    Download from the attachment below!

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  • Interactive Christmas Stories +

    Three interactive stories for the whole congregation! Click here.

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  • Advent and Christmas +

    If you are looking for a great clip that connects Advent and Christmas? Check out this two-minute video that describes why we celebrate Advent and wait to celebrate Christmas...

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  • Interactive Christmas stories +

    Are you fed up of hearing the traditional readings at Christmas year on year? Would you like to hear something different? Here are three easy-to-follow interactive stories that will brighten up any family festive service...

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Most popular articles

  • Creative prayer ideas +

    Are you in need of ideas for making prayer time during all-age services and children's work more engaging?, Don't have the time to search website after website for creative ideas? Download this useful handout which is full of creative prayer ideas from pebbles to paper chains...

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  • Harvest Festival ideas +

    Are you trying to think of what to do for that Harvest Thanksgiving rapidly approaching? Well, here are a few ideas from Barnabas to get you started...

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  • Celebrating festivals +

    What happens when Year 6 students feel that they have heard the same story, the same way, every year at Festival time? They can think they have learned nothing new since reception, and exciting festivals can become stale and offputting. So how can we keep the stories and celebrations fresh?

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  • Reflective spaces +

    Many schools are working hard to create reflective spaces such as sacred gardens outdoors or reflective corners indoors. Here are some ideas to try.

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  • School worship resources +

    Where can you go when you need ideas for school assemblies and worship? Katy Staples recommends these resources.

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  • Brilliant New Collective Worship Site +

    From the National Society: http://www.worshipworkshop.org.uk/

    This website gives you 100 child friendly Christian songs/hymns – liturgy , readings and planning tools.

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