Finding a child or youth is battling with their mental health can be the hardest part of youth and children’s work. Surveys tell us this is all too common, NHS chaplain and youth worker, Andrew Bennett... More

Of course, some children are loving lockdown. No school and no early morning bus journey in the freezing cold. But some are hating it and may be hiding... More

When the leaders of the UK nations announced various forms of lockdown children and parents had various reactions. Some children are thrilled that the... More

My grandparents’ house is an art gallery showcasing our childhood. We always go in through the back door, and right through the house the walls are adorned with the artwork, poetry and photos we have produced... More

Can you remember how you learnt about sex? Was it a VHS describing what happens using euphemistic fruit images? Was it whispers in the playground? Was it graphic content seen online?  How you choose to... More

The unexpected answer to prophecyI think I mentioned doing this before, but I’m going to mention it again anyway. A year or two ago I read the Bible from cover to cover in chronological order. I would... More

Meeting aim: To explore the Christmas story in our socially distant world. Bible passage: Matthew 1-2; Luke 1-2  Background The format of this service is slightly different from our usual service plans,... More

The nativity play written by Ethel and Maud’ s grandad in 1909, is replayed by a new generation, while the congregation mouth the words they have heard every year of their lives. The oranges are on annual... More

It will be a lot harder this winter and Christmas to keep up to date with how people are doing as the usual carol concerts and Christmas lunches may not happen. Many will be keen to still maintain contact... More

Imagine this. You meet for coffee with your friend who is a youth worker to chat through the joys and challenges of youth work. After the usual update, she tells you about Matt, a member of her youth group.... More