Children of Light Leaflet and schedule

The leaflet gives an overview of the Festival and outlines ideas for how churches and schools can get involved - the dates are now invalid due to changes caused by Covid pandemic restrictions but the leaflet still gives an overview of the aims and ideas behind the Festival

The 'schedule' lists all activities and resources that are part of the Festival and will be updated regularly as more things are added

The 'Social media - how to guide' has been put together by Bea Kellam, a student at St John's University and is full of top tips on how to advertise your Children of Light Festival activities and events

The Synod presentation gives an introduction to the implications of the Faith in the Nexus report and our strategic response

Resources for engaging with families


  • Messy Church are supporting this event by providing resources on the theme of 'Shine Like a star'

Click this link to access them: Children of Light Festival | Messy Church

  • Resources to use outdoors with families on the them of being light written especially for us by Muddy Church

Teddy Bears' Picnic Resources

Ideas, notes and resources for churches wanting to hold an event for young families in their area.


· To reconnect with families in your area after the pandemic

· To connect with new families in your area

· To provide a Covid secure fun activity for fun families that demonstrates God’s love and care for everyone

You could…

· Invite families for a picnic lunch/tea with home-made sandwiches and cake made by members of the congregation

· Provide story time and simple activities families can join in with safely from their picnic mat

· Use the opportunity to find out what ongoing activities families would like to come to at church