New early years team welcomed
06 February 2019 IN: Schools
The 'first wave' of our Children Changing Places team was commissioned at a special Evensong at Manchester Cathedral yesterday by the Bishop of Middleton, Mark Davies.
The team will be working across three deaneries in Bolton, creating pathways for Christian discipleship around points of transition for children, families, carers and communities.
The Children Changing Places project will start in the early years, helping existing toddler groups to become more intentionally Christian and creating 10 new toddler groups across three deaneries. It will encourage and establish new worshipping communities such as Messy Church and Messy Tots.
Work will also develop to create discipleship pathways within primary schools, perhaps looking at how church could take place in school, or how children can be encouraged on their faith journeys through ethos groups and worship groups. The Project will provide ‘safe landing’ and further discipleship opportunities for children in our Bolton CE primary schools as they transition to CE high schools.
Children Changing Places is supported by a £1.2 million grant from the Church Commissioners' Strategic Development Fund.