The Spiritual Child Network:

Awe and Wonder

Together on the Way

Children's Ministry Matters

Celebrating children's spirituality, their insights, experiences, gifts and questions.

Discovering ways we can travel alongside children on our shared Christian journey of faith.

Providing support, ideas and resources for those involved in children's ministry within a Christian context.

What's new:

Encounters with holiness: An event for schools looking at three aspects of holiness: Holiness as glory (the story of Moses and the burning bush and on Mount Sinai); holiness as goodness (Isaiah in the temple) and holiness in action (Jesus heals the woman with bleeding).

What's where:

Spirituality Links to: Prayer; Godly Play; Sacred Space and Story

Child in Church Links to: Thoughts on Worship; Services; Elements of Worship; Prayer Stations; Under 5s; Baptism; Holy Communion; Liturgy Boxes and Children's areas in church.

Seasonal The church year from Advent to Christ the King. Including Seasonal Journey from Lent to Pentecost and Tree of Life - using a Christmas tree cross from Christmas to Creation.

Community Links to: Children at home; Footsteps and Creative Church (reaching out to those who don't attend church); Wider Community and Special needs.

Schools Including links to Events; R.E days; Godly Play in School; Prayer

Seasonal material:


Candlemas Workshop Telling the story of Candlemas with a variety of responses including decorating candles and doves.

Candlemas Under 5s The story of Candlemas adapted for pre-schoolers

Tree of Life

How one church made their Christmas tree into a cross and used it throughout Lent, Holy Week and beyond. Click here

A Seasonal Journey

We decided to use the chancel to create a focus for Lent, which grew into an Easter garden, a well for Pentecost, and then flowed out into the rest of the church as the River of Life. Click here


Lent: Jesus in the Wilderness: An event for schools with reflective story telling and creative response. Special areas of the church were set up for the different stations: bread and stones, the pinnacle of the temple and the kingdoms of the world. This was also offered after school as part of our Footsteps project.

Under 5s: Pray and play stations for under 5s based on Jesus' experience in the wilderness. Including Jesus' baptism, bread or stones; the pinnacle of the temple and all the kingdoms of the world.

Lent focus: Creating a worship focus for Lent.

Lent books: "Weaving a journey through Lent" by Rachel Nicholls. How one family used this book during Lent.