In Autumn 2023 three churches in Worcester joined together to recruit a full-time Children and Young People Worker following a successful application to the Healthier Churches Fund. Helen Laird was appointed.
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The 12 Anglican churches which make up the new Redditch Mission Area came together for the Make Christmas Special Toy Appeal 2023 providing Christmas gifts to 605 children.
On Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd February St James church in Norton Worcester hosted an exhibition of local school children’s artwork.
Malvern Link with Cowleigh has started an after-school club for local families in the hall at the Church of the Ascension. Parents with primary school age children can come along to the club, to do craft and games together and then have a hot meal.
Keri Robinson is the Children and Families worker at both St James’ Church in Wollaston and St Michael’s Church in Norton, on the edge of Stourbridge.
Christ Church Quarry Bank have this week launched a much-needed Toddler group at the church, made possible thanks to a grant from the Kingdom People Fund.
Bishop John visited Hartlebury CE Primary School this week to bless their new reflection and prayer space which has been created by the pupils themselves.
Worcester is one of five dioceses to pilot a new national volunteer recruitment toolkit next Summer. Find out how your parish could get involved!
Clifton-upon-Teme Primary School helped to launch this year’s travelling nativity which will be visiting locations around Clifton, the Shelsleys and Harpley (villages in the countryside to the West of Worcester).
The whole village gets involved in the Madresfield Walk of Wonder, a free event being held over the weekend of 9 & 10 December.
Emilia, age 10, from Cradley CofE Primary School in Halesowen has won a NATRE (National Association of Teachers of Religious Education) competition for her artwork celebrating diversity.
Overbury C of E First school has been awarded a silver Global Neighbours award for the second time.
St Barnabas CE Primary in Worcester held a whole school harvest festival at St Barnabas Church this week. The service included the presentation of certificates to the winners of a harvest poetry and art competition which was run by the Church for children at the school.
Three churches in Worcester have worked together to apply to the Healthier Churches Fund and appoint a full-time Children and Youth Worker, who will build on previous work in each of the parishes to engage children and young people.
The Children’s Society has now launched its 12th annual Good Childhood Report. The report shows the latest trends in children’s wellbeing.
Sian Morgan has become the latest person to join our network of Children and Youth Workers, as we seek to double the number of children and young people worshipping in our churches by 2030.
The Church of Ascension in Wall Heath in Greater Dudley deanery ran a new holiday club for primary school aged children this summer.
The monthly family service at Holy Trinity, Belbroughton, just outside Stourbridge, is thriving thanks to the addition of a new children’s choir linked to Belbroughton CE Primary School.
At Great Malvern Priory last week over 600 children from 19 primary schools experienced ‘Lifepath’. With one school travelling from Shropshire to take part!
Sam Andrews is the Children and Families’ worker at Pershore Abbey. She started in February in a part-time role funded in part thanks to a grant from the Healthier Churches Fund.