Diocese of Portsmouth

Child playing in puddle


Finding the right resources for your group and activity is one of the important aspects of working with children, young people and families. We have a wealth of experience in this area and are able to advise what might work in your local situation. We offer advice on the following areas:

  • The right curriculum materials for teaching – including Young Church Magazine
  • Confirmation and baptism resources
  • Messy Church stuff – glorious messiness!
  • Fun items/activities that make your programme buzz!
  • Craft ideas – If you’re looking for craft materials go here
  • Advice on residential and activity centres
  • Advice on summer camps, pilgrimages and festivals
  • Music and technical bits – how to make videos on smart phones, etc.
  • Other

Useful links to other websites

• A really useful video to be shown in our churches from thirtyone:eight: for parent(s), carers, volunteers, church leaders and everyone in our respective congregation’s. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jgG15L1fa8

• Youthwork Essentials: https://www.youthscape.co.uk/yse

• RE:QUEST ‘A space for resources to help RE Teachers and their students explore the Christian faith’ from Youth For Christ: https://request.org.uk/what-is-request/

• ‘The Sex Thing – Reimagining conversations with young people about sex’ by Rachel Gardner: https://spckpublishing.co.uk/the-sex-thing

• Introduction to a Church - Primary School initiative. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvEBYlycwRA Interested in knowing more and if relevant for you…your church…an area you know? Call 01753 201992 wayne@ccischools.org.uk 

• Some ministry opportunities: (Youth for Christ) https://player.vimeo.com/video/472561593?h=54bd60e...

• Some ministry opportunities (PAIS) https://www.youtube.com/c/PaisMovement/featured

• Christian Youth Work Training website: www.cywt.org.uk

• ‘Leadership 101’: by Tim Alford book: ‘Your Go-to Guide for Leading Youth and Children’s Ministries into a Brighter Future’ https://spckpublishing.co.uk/leadership-101

• Parenting for Faith: https://parentingforfaith.org/

• Prayer Spaces in Schools www.prayerspacesinschools.com

• ‘Evaluating Youth Work’ – Reflecting on your Church based Youth Ministry by Colin Bennett: https://grovebooks.co.uk/.../y-62-evaluating-youth...

• ‘Burning Down The House’: https://weare.tearfund.org/BurningDownTheHouse/

• The Message Today suitable for schools and youth groups: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZN5Qgi486xw