Monday, 15 June 2020 16:53

Resources at home

Web sites and resources to support children, families and carers during the Coronavirus Lockdown.

BRF Resources for Families during Covid Lockdown. 


Jessica-Ann Jenner is producing weekly activity sheets on Facebook, this is the link…

The Church of England’s “Thy Kingdom Come” resources are here

1. Journey into Easter

Recently commissioned are some stunning paintings from the Ethiopian artist Nebiyu Assefa for a new resource for schools, and these have inspired Journey Into Easter, a series of reflections for each day of Holy Week. The material is free for anyone to download, and has an arty/crafty theme. 

Journey Into Easter With Children and Reflections through art for Holy Week and Easter. Written by Shahne Vickery with paintings by Nebiyu Assefa. These lovely resources are all free to download.

2. The Bell family from Ashover sing, “Risen” 

An inspiration for us as we celebrate the Easter season! Many thanks to them.

Messy Church resources – contributed by Ruth Attwood, Regional Co-ordinator for Messy Church

The Messy Church website has lots of ideas, but there is also a great website called ‘Together at Home’ now producing regular material. They have a Facebook page but materials can also be found at

If you’d like to discuss any ideas, whether for your Messy Church families or others, do feel free to contact me at or by phone 01283 702804.  

March Messy Church - I can pray a rainbow

3. British Youth for Christ Resources – contributed by Sue Garb.

British Youth For Christ resources – they are creating three videos a week for 5-11s and 11-16s.

There’s also some training videos on how to use zoom and social media, as well as thinking through safeguarding criteria.

As Burton Youth For Christ, all our work is virtual at the moment. We are posting a thought for the day Monday to Friday; team challenges, and live instagram craft sessions on Saturday at 11am and Sundays at 3pm. 

Our instagram account is burton_yfcFacebook is @burtonyfc

If any young people need support they can DM us or email us:

4. An active story from Elaine Jones –  to use on Good Friday, or over the Easter weekend.

Active Story Time for Families

5. Diddy Disciples have resources and podcasts of stories - aimed at ages 0-5.

6. Link to  a second of Archdeacon Carol’s videos

7. Collective worship powerpoint and plan from Paul Scully

Palm Sunday Collective Worship - PowerPoint | Word doc


If you have any other links to useful sites, please let me know and I will include here.

All diocesan training events are now managed via the website.

You will find lots of events here to develop your work with children and young people. 

All leaders should also be up to date with Safeguarding training – please contact the Safeguarding team to check which of the courses on offer will be most relevant to you.

We also recommend that all Children’s and Youth Leaders have a current First Aid qualification. We run short course for this, watch out for details on mailings.

If there is an area that you would like some information or training in, please contact Sarah Brown 

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