'Church in School' partnership

Key contact: Judie Horrocks

Judie Horrocks, the Church in School Development Worker in the Diocese of Manchester, works with churches that have moved from worshipping in church buildings to worshipping in school buildings.

Over the past two years, she has been exploring the effect of establishing a ‘Church in School’ on the church, the school and the wider community that both of them serve. The report on her research has now been published and is available both as an Executive Summary and as a more detailed Research Report.

Building on what has been learned, a resource pack designed for use by parishes, deaneries and the diocese as a whole will be published in November. It will include procedures for assessing the feasibility of a Church in School in a particular context, setting up a Church in School partnership, and continuing a healthy and effective partnership.

Please contact Judie, JudieHorrocks@manchester.anglican.org, 07776 993301, if you have any questions or would like to talk about how a Church in School might work where you are.