Category: Resources

  • Renewal and ‘A new self’


    When I was young, making new year’s resolutions was a big thing, the subject of many discussions and a topic that generated much interest.  This year I haven’t heard a single mention of them.  Perhaps we’ve all been round that loop so many times and have learned that we abandon whatever our pledges were by […]

  • Frontier Youth Trust – Resources and upcoming events

    Hi Friends Here’s a link to download Seeds of Resistance – a short PDF publication of learning and ideas on the theme of ’slow youth work’ Across the FYT movement we have been exploring the theme of going ’slow’ in working with young people – including looking after ourselves, being focused on relationships, thinking about pace and longevity, and having the time […]

  • restore

    Across the country, there are many who have just had to keep going…and it won’t be until they are finally able to pause, that the full extent of the damage done in their lives will become apparent. Four years on, I know that God has restored my soul in so many beautiful ways, but I […]

  • Worship at Home Resources for Holy Week and Easter

    This time last year, we were trying to get our heads around not being in the church building for Holy Week and Easter. Actually, that’s not quite right: we were trying to get our heads around not being able to gather for Holy Week and Easter. In Hodge Hill in recent years, many of the […]

  • Church-Related Community Work (CRCW)

    CRCW is a recognised ministry in the United Reformed Church (URC), initiated 40 years ago, with an equal status and terms of settlement to the ‘normal’ ministry of Word and sacraments. CRCWs are called by God, professionally trained and qualified in community development work and theology, and then commissioned to work in partnership with local […]

  • Fundraising support for churches during COVID-19 and beyond

    During these difficult times Ecclesiastical Insurance  in collaboration with fundraising specialists, the Philanthropy Company, have put together really helpful advice and support resources to help you to fundraise for your church community. Top tips First of all there is a checklist of top tips for how to begin fundraising. A link to this page can […]

  • Prayer from the Estates

    This beautiful prayer has been written by Revd Sophie Cowan, as she has reflected on the sense of constant waiting whilst living on and ministering on estates. She has also journeyed alongside people who have experienced poverty in other contexts. The prayer speaks of the void when people don’t stick around, and the disappointment when […]

  • Making Space for All God’s Children – a reflection by Joe Hasler

      Joe Hasler is a priest and former community worker who has lived and worked on estates for many years. He blogs about his experience and has created resources on his website Joe has written a reflection  paper to indicate his desire to be engaged in a social evangelisation, alongside his desire for a […]

  • Who do you think you are? The “I am” sayings of Jesus

      CURBS resource material is made up of a number of packs called CURBStone Kits. These are primarily issue-based and start in the child’s own world, not where we think they ought to be! The aim is to help children make meaningful links between their world and God’s story. Each kit draws on biblical material […]

  • English My Way

    English My Way is a programme designed specifically for people living in the UK, whose English language abilities are below Entry Level 1. The aim is to help adults who have very little or no English language skills to become a part of their local communities. The course can be taught through a mix of tutor-led sessions, […]