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Calendar of Events from Diocese of Southwark

We have been sent details of an event in February and also available resources  from the Diocese of Southwark.

Messy Celebration in Southwark Cathedral   Saturday 25 February 2017, 11.00-1.00
We are very excited to have the entire Cathedral (well almost) booked for this celebration which is a first for this Diocese. And we hope that as many churches in the diocesan area as possible and beyond will be able to join us…
‘Everyone is invited to join us in Southwark Cathedral for this large, colourful celebration of rich and varied expressions of worship with children, their leaders and families. Inspired and provided by churches of all shapes and sizes across the Diocese – many of them Messy Churches- there will plenty of fun and activity, culminating in a large Eucharist / Holy Communion with Bishop Jonathan where we share bread and wine together.
http://www.southwark.anglican.org/cypmm/messy-celebration/   

 
Resources

We are Family
Last year The Methodist Church produce some excellent discussion starter drinks coasters … with illustrations and questions designed to start discussions. You can buy sets of 12 here: https://www.methodistpublishing.org.uk/books/dc001-dm-16/drinks-coasters-set-of-12

Good Childhood Report 2016
The Children’s Society has recently published this important research report. The summary is here: http://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/what-we-do/research/the-good-childhood-report  And the BBC news item:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-37223063 This could be an interesting discussion at a youth group…

Intergenerational Worship
This is a useful compilation of various sites/research around. It’s a USA context, but worth reading to see what translates to our situation. https://refocusministry.org/2015/08/17/why-intergenerational-worship-and-why-now/