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Bishops propose prayers of thanksgiving, dedication and prayers for Gods blessings for same sex couples

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Church of England awards £2.4 million to boost participation of Deaf, disabled and neurodivergent people – 08/02/2024

The Bishop of Bedford, Richard Atkinson, who is Chair of the Committee for the Ministry of and amongst Deaf and Disabled People, said: “As we declare that ‘we are the body of Christ,’ we need to ensure that every part of the body is able to fully belong and participate and bring their unique gifts to our worship and ministry.

“At the present time we are not fully inclusive and many disabled people find that they encounter barriers to full belonging and participation.

“This funding will help the church advance the journey towards equality and justice for Deaf, disabled and neurodivergent people and release many as yet unrecognised gifts that will enrich the church we are and the church we are becoming.”

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News from Holy Trinity

Since February 2022 Community Transport has been providing a monthly transport service to Holy Trinity Church in Leverstock Green, in support of their mission to combat loneliness and isolation amongst the community.

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Making a difference through Community Transport


What is the vision for our Parish?

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2023 APCM – Below are reports on church activities.

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Activities for children and young families at HT

Church is a Family: Life Together in the Kingdom of God / City Church / Knoxville, TN


Tips for Teaching Toddlers at Church

TODDLER CHURCH meets Thursday mornings during termtime from 10am to 11.15am. This is part playgroup, and part very simple worship. You are welcome to drop in occasionally or come regularly, and you will be made very welcome. It’s appropriate for babies from birth right up until they go to nursery, and it’s a great way for parents and carers to make friends too. Term time only.


SUNDAY SCHOOL | Livingston Old Parish

JUNIOR CHURCH is our Sunday School and takes place during the 10 o’clock Sunday service. Children start with their parents in church and after about 10 minutes go out together for their own teaching, games, craft and chats. They return together at the end of the service to receive a blessing (or Communion if they’ve been prepared for that). It’s suitable for children aged 3 up, and parents are welcome to join them until they’re settled happily.

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CHILDREN’S CORNER if you have younger children in church on Sunday mornings, you’re welcome to sit with them in the children’s corner, where there are books, toys, puzzles and colouring. And there are colouring boxes which they can take to the pew if you prefer.


St. Bartholomew the Apostle Roman Catholic Church - HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP - Scotch Plains, NJ

TYG – the Youth Group. This group meets once a month on the 3rd Sunday of the month, from 6pm to 7.30pm. The first meeting of term is on September 19th. It’s for children from Year 6 up. They play games, have quizzes and discussions, and usually share pizzas during the evening.

THE YOUTH GROUPS THAT GREW INTO A CHURCH – to learn more click on this link.  Youth groups that grew into a church


All Age Worship | Handsacre Methodist Church

ALL AGE SERVICES. During the pandemic we’ve only been able to offer standard Communion services led by a priest alone, because of distancing etc. But our previous pattern of monthly services more appropriate for children and families will resume, starting with our Harvest Festival.  It’s not always the first Sunday of the month, but depends when festivals fall, so keep an eye on our publicity for further events.


FAMILY FUNThere will be other opportunities to socialise with other families – perhaps games afternoons, walks etc. If you have ideas, or would be happy to lead on something, please get in touch.


Whatever you choose to come to, we’ll be delighted to see you and you will be made very welcome. We are still advising the wearing of masks in church, and are being very careful over hygiene, distancing etc.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Vicar, and she can put you in touch with group leaders.

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Children’s choir steals hearts – and packs a punch – in bid to focus G7 leaders’ minds on the poor


Leaders of the G7 are being reminded to keep the poor and marginalised at the top of their agenda via a heart-warming – and witty – song at the centre of an ambitious volunteer-led initiative: Sing2G7.  To hear more click on this link.  Children’s choir steals hearts and packs punch


‘Let’s question, but not have a culture war, says Archbishop of Canterbury’

BY ED THORNTON  Church Times


‘If we want perfect politicians, there won’t be anyone sitting in the House of Commons’  Click on this link more information

If we want perfect politicians


Welby recognises conservative view of marriage ‘represents majority’ but calls on bishops to remain committed to ‘listening and walking together’

Cick on this link to read more. Welby recognises conservative view of marriage


‘It made me believe in myself’ – seed of hope planted five decades ago bears fruit today


A youth project that has provided support in one of the country’s most deprived areas during the pandemic has marked almost five decades of success.  Click on the link below to read more.

Seed of hope planted five decades ago