I am Sarah Brown – Diocesan Children’s Adviser. I work part-time for the Diocese of Derby – usually all day Monday and Tuesday and also Wednesday morning.
My mobile is 07425 132717 and my email address is Sarah.email@example.com
Covid Regulations around Children and Young People in Church - Sept 2020
Please read the official guidance first in these three places:
The Church of England website:
and also the CofE National Advisers detailed advice:
UK Government advice
National Youth Agency Advice
Faith at Home
Here are some resources to use at home with children.These are designed to use with children and adults together.
There are currently two groups of resources.
The first is a Sunday-by-Sunday “Family Lectionary at Home” resource. There is a weekly sheet with several ideas linkied to one of the day's readings.
I will continue to produce occasional videos, aiming for one every few weeks.
The second resource is called, “Faith at Home” and links an everyday photo, which could be taken on a local walk, with a Bible reading and suggested activities.
You are welcome to use these resources and distribute them freely..
Family lectionary at home
Sunday 4th October - Trinity 17 (Proper22)
Trinity 17 Sheet - The Ten Commandments and The Tenants Exodus 20 and Matthew 21:32-end
Sunday 27th September - Trinity 16 (Proper 21)
Trinity 16 Sheet The Two Sons Matthew 21
HARVEST FESTIVAL - The Greedy Farmer Luke 12:16-30
Harvest Festival RESOURCES - The Greedy Farmer Luke 12
Sunday 20th September - Trinity 15 (Proper 20)
Trinity 15 Sheet Manna From Heaven
Sunday 13th September - Trinity 14 (Proper 19)
Trinity 14 Sheet A Walk through the Sea
Sunday 6th September - Trinity 13 (Proper 18)
Trinity 13 Plagues and Passover
PowerPoint The First Passover
Sunday 30th August - Trinity 12 (Proper 17)
Trinity 12 Moses and the Burning Bush [Word]
Sunday 23rd August - Trinity 11 (Proper 16)
Trinity 11 Moses in the Bulrushes [Word]
Sunday 16th August - Trinity 10 (Proper 15)
Trinity 10 sheet: PDF | Word
Washing hands: Matthew 15:1-20 PDF | PPT
Sunday 9th August - Trinity 9 (Proper 14)
Trinity 9 sheet
Sunday 2nd August - Trinity 8 (Proper 13)
Trinity 8 sheet
Trinity 8 - How many people?
Sunday 26th July - Trinity 7 (Proper 12)
Trinity 7 sheet
Trinity 7 - Yeast activity
Sunday 18th July - Trinity 6 (Proper 11)
Trinity 6 sheet
Matthew 13:36 – 43 The Story of the Wheat and Tares - PowerPoint | PDF
Sunday 12th July - Trinity 5 (Proper 10)
Trinity 5 sheet
Sunday 5th July - Trinity 4 (Proper 9)
Trinity 4 sheet
Sunday 7th June - Trinity Sunday
Trinity Sunday sheet
Faith at Home
Faith at Home - the photo challenge
Faith at Home - photo intro 1
Faith at Home - into and links
If you’re able to go for a short walk around the area where you live, ask if you can take a phone with you and take some photos. (see the “Faith at Home” intro.) If you can’t take photos, just see if you can spot some of these things on the list below:
- A street light
- Rain falling
- Some small stones
- Some grass
- A plant growing in good soil
- Some netting
- A small place to hide
- A wall that is falling down
- Some railings
Choose one of your photos and see where it leads you! Examples of the photos can be seen on the Faith at Home intro (see below)
Faith at Home 1 - The Broken Wall
Did you find see or take a photo of a broken down wall?
The broken wall reminds us of someone in the Old Testament called Nehemiah.
Download Faith at Home 1 to find out about him.
Faith at Home 1
If you have a printer you could play this game about building the wall (thanks to Ellie Brown for the layout and graphics)
Faith at Home 1
Faith at home 1 wall game
Faith at Home 2 - where did the seeds land?
Did you see or photograph some plants growing in unexpected places?
Maybe you saw some big spiky thistles or stinging nettles which were stopping little plants from growing.
Or maybe you saw some plants in lovely soil, growing well.
Jesus’s story about a sower encourages us to thing about where seeds land.
Faith at home 2
Faith at Home 3 - The Lord is my Shepherd
Perhaps you saw some grass as you walked.
Faith at Home 3 is based on Psalm 23 – The Lord is my Shepherd.
Faith at Home 3
Faith at Home 4 - Light in the Darkness
Faith at Home 4
OTHER PLACES TO LOOK
The Diocese of Portsmouth has some great resources to use at home.
If you have access to a printer, don’t miss the Bible Chat Mats which are produced by the Diocese of Bath and Wells. Great to use as you sit around the table – do some colouring and chatting!
Messy Church have also produced some ideas for Faith at Home.
You Tube videos – do make sure you preview videos before showing them to children. I haven’t watched all of these listed below!
These are from Footprints Theatre’s heritage “Story Stash”:
Crossroads Kids Club – lots of parables to watch
Little Worship Company – Bible stories and songs with children’s images
And from the Blackburn Diocesan Board of Education, Bible Podlets for all ages to listen to and discuss.