Diocese of Chichester Youth

Holy Week at Home

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The links below will provide helpful information to support you with parish church children's and family work at home during the current Covid-19 crisis.
Candles in window at home
New Ways of Being Church
Holy Week Reflections from the Diocese of Norwich HERE

In Christ Alone by Virtual Worship Orchestra All Souls as shown on BBC News yesterday HERE

From Revd Dr Sharon Moughtin-Mumby creator of Diddy Disciples

This Holy Week and beyond, Diddy Disciples is providing free audio storytelling and prayer resources HERE

- simple audio times of prayer for families

- audio storytelling for babies and toddlers during Holy Week and Easter

- audio storytelling for children aged 3-9 during Holy Week and Easter

- stories for strange times including home based memorial services (coming soon)

Our hope is to support families at this time and to provide resources that will make praying together easy, accessible, and sustainable.

Holy Week and Easter Prayer Card Activities Diocese Of Durham HERE

Lots of ideas streaming for Holy Week from Engage HERE

Lent and Holy Week at Home HERE

From Diocese of Bath and Wells Palm Sunday and Easter HERE

We just wanted to let you know that we have a Palm Sunday and Easter Bible Chat Mat ready to go and freely downloadable from our website. We hope households can enjoy using them over the next few weeks. For those of you who are interested, most of the Chat Mat’s have a bunch of hidden theology within them, many referencing some of the Old Testament parallels or they include images that hopefully provoke a conversation, our aim being, to produce a resource that can engage all ages on different levels. Our vision is for this resource to be far more than a colouring sheet, but rather something that encourages households to read the Bible, have a conversation, pray together and explore together.

Please feel free to share the Bible Chat Mats in your networks.

Also, the Bible Chat Mat ‘Jesus the Chef’ could be useful in the next few weeks, in that it is based on John 21: 1-14 – Jesus and Miraculous Catch of fish.

Lots of Ideas, songs and videos from Alastair Ghinn (Youth Children and Family Leader Selsey Churches) HERE

The Donkey's Day Out by Michael Forster read by Lauren from Bosham Church HERE

Downloadable Spreadsheet of a Huge List of Resources from Church of England National Advisers Network HERE

Church of England Safety Advice on Video Conferencing HERE

A Prayer for Coronavirus by Dorothy Moore Brooks, Chaplain at Great Ormond Street Hospital

Dear God,
When I feel worried about what is happening in the world,
Blow my worries away like the wind blows leaves on an autumn day.
When I feel sad about how this virus is making so many people sick,
Wash my tears away like a waterfall washes over rocks and makes them smooth.
When I feel scared that I might get this horrible virus,
Calm my fears like the dawn makes a dark night fade away and I feel safe again.
Thank you that you are with me and everyone I am worried about.
Thank you that you love me and will always be with me.


Family Worship at Home

Please click on the Going for Growth logo below for resources for Family Worship at Home

Dio Logo at home

Ideas and Resources from other Dioceses below
Pilgrimage at Home

by Tony Cook Director of Education at Diocese of Bath and Wells has designed a great way to journey round your home with creative prayer stations as you go.

30 Day Lego Bible Challenge
30 Day Lego Bible Challenge by Jonny Masters Diocese of Chester
30 Day Dough Church Challenge
30 Day Dough Church Challenge by Jonny Masters Diocese of Chester

Faith5 HERE

“Faith Formation Every Week at Church and Every Night in Every Home”

There is a simple faith practice built into the core of every Faith Inkubators system, resource, and product. It is a powerful framework that deeply connects people to God and one another, connects church to home, and connects faith to daily life. We call this practice FAITH5™.

When modeled every week at church and practiced every night at home, FAITH5 carries the power to enrich communication, deepen understanding, and promote mental, physical and spiritual health.

The five steps are:

STEP 1: SHARE your highs and lows

STEP 2: READ a Bible verse or story

STEP 3: TALK about how the Bible reading might relate to your highs and lows

STEP 4: PRAY for one another’s highs and lows

STEP 5: BLESS one another