Children and Families Ministry

The Diocesan Children's Work Officer is here to help and support children's workers in our parishes and provide training.

Contact: Diocesan Childrens Officer, Karen Beal

Contact Karen for support with:

  • Establishing new children's groups at your church
  • Training for your group, parish or deanery. We can offer training tailored to your context including: children’s ministry basics; children’s spirituality; intergenerational worship. 
  • Resourcing Sunday morning; midweek groups; Messy Church; school —wherever you are!
  • Growing Younger: how do we develop a strategy of outreach, building genuine lasting relationships with those we meet?
  • Connecting with your local school
  • Connecting with your local community
  • Holiday clubs
  • Advise on employment

Useful links and Resources

Mental health and wellbeing resources

Diocese of Manchester Church Schools

Join the diocesan Children and Family Resources Facebook group

Follow the Children's Work Officer on Twitter

Faith at Home - Church of England 


Messy Church

Like any other plan, Messy Church isn't something that should be entered into lightly, and it may not prove suitable for every church, but you can find out more details at or contact Karen Beal, Childrens Work Officer.



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