Here's a collection of downloadable resources you may find useful in your ministry. We'll add to this list so keep an eye out on this page for further titles. If there are any particular resources or subjects you would like information on, please get in touch with Steve. 

Lord's Prayer Cards

The Lord’s Prayer is a much-loved, much used prayer. It is familiar to many and is recited, often daily, with words, actions and images. The Education Department has produced an A7 fold-out card with the words of the Lord’s Prayer, accompanied by icons, for use in schools, churches and homes, with children and with families. It is ideal for those who might be unfamiliar with the words or who value visual stimulus to accompany the prayer. If you would like to offer these cards as a gift to schools or with baptism or wedding groups, with children’s groups, uniformed organisations or for use in services please contact Steve Kersys with your contact details and numbers required. The cards are free but we do ask that you make a contribution towards postage. (Steve Kersys - & 07541 240607) 

Jesus our Guide

Last year we offered Lord’s Prayer Cards as a resource in growing prayer. So far, about 15,000 cards have been distributed, mostly in schools and churches. Bishop Stephen has written a new resource aimed as a simple introduction to Jesus. This resource, Jesus our Guide, follows the format and style of the Lord’s Prayer Cards, A7 in size, z-fold leaflet and promotes discussion with children of all ages on who Jesus is. We are offering the cards free of charge and if you would like to order them or more of the Lord’s Prayer cards, please contact Steve Kersys ( with a contact address and the number required. 

It's Just a Toddler Group

Many thanks to Mary Hawes & Dan Jones for this excellent resource on toddlers and church, packed with advice, stories, good practice, information, help and re-assurance about this amazing ministry. 

Useful Downloads

Those who are involved in children's ministry may find these downloads helpful;

  • Church Audit of Children's & Family Ministry (download)

  • Going for Growth Policy Document (download)

  • Fully Assembled - practical advice on school assemblies (download)

  • School - Church Partnerships - 50 ideas for linking with your local school (download)

  • What Matters Now - PDF of trends in children's & family ministry (download)

  • What Matters Now (Early Childhood) (download)

  • Charter for Children (download)

  • Managing Behaviour (download)

  • Supporting Volunteer Workers (download)

  • Community Survey - example in word format (download)

  • Anecdote to Evidence - research paper (download)

  • Evidence to Action - research paper (download)

  • We are Family - research paper (download)

  • Worship for All - All Age Worship tips (download)

We've expanded the list to include useful websites and useful books. Here goes ......

Useful Websites

Website following up Anecdote to Evidence research, resources & help


Excellent go-to resource for downloadable resources. Click on ideas tab for resources

Great source of ideas, many downloadable, for setting up prayerstations

Messy Church official site


The Church of England site for all things children & families, plenty to hunt around


Christenings/Baptisms - official CofE site offering plenty of support & ideas

Excellent downloadable ideas for assemblies in both primary & secondary schools

Useful Books

Theological & a bit heavy – good for dipping in and out or for study ….

  • The Child in Christian Thought, Ed Marcia Bunge

  • The Child in the Bible, Ed Marcia Bunge


Good basic all round books, available in paper or kindle. Get hold of these second hand off amazon.

  • Children in the Bible: A Fresh Approach, Anne Richards

  • Children Matter, May, S, Posterski, B, Stonehouse, C, Cannell, L


Great practical series, ​Scripture Union Top Tips series. Especially…..

  • Top Tips on Helping a Child Respond to Jesus

  • Top Tips on Developing Partnerships between Church and School

  • Top Tips on Encouraging Faith to Grow

  • Top Tips on Welcoming special children

  • Top Tips on Reaching unchurched children


And also .....

  • The Growth of Love, K White     

  • Good Childhood Report, Children’s Society          

  • All Age Worship, Lucy Moore

  • Ultimate Creative Prayer, Judith Merrell 

  • The Complete Guide to Godly Play, J Berryman  

  • Messy Church, Lucy Moore

  • Local Church, Local School, Margaret Withers