Children and Families Ministry

Children are a welcome part of the church family and a significant group within the life of every parish.

As a diocese, we offer training, advice, resources and support for clergy, PCCs, volunteers and employed Children’s Workers involved with:

Please follow the links under Children & Families Ministry on the right-hand-side of this page to find out more.

For news, ideas and resources why not: sign up to receive our children's leaders mailing; browse our mailing archive; or visit Tried and Tested, a place to find and share things that have worked well in local churches.

Children & Families Ministry Team:

AlisonHendy Alison Hendy

Children & Families Ministry Adviser & Resource Centre Manager


01483 484910

Stef1 Steff Shepherd

Assistant Children & families Ministry Adviser & Resource Centre Assistant


01483 484914

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Training and events

  • Baptism Matters Logo

    Baptism Matters

    Guildford | Date:
    07 June 2017 10:00
    07 June 2017 12:00
    An opportunity for lay and ordained people to come together to share ideas and good practice relating to baptisms.
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  • OTB Logo master low res received May 2017

    Open the Book Full Day Training

    13 June 2017 10:00
    13 June 2017 15:00
    The day is aimed both at those considering starting 'Open the Book' and those joining an existing team.
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  • Including Everyone Event Image

    Including Everyone

    Guildford | Date:
    15 June 2017 10:00
    15 June 2017 14:00
    An event for those working with children and teenagers with special needs; ​looking at how to welcome them into our ...
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