Children and Families


 

Louise Warner is the Diocese of Leicester’s Children and Family Officer. She welcomes all enquiries from parishes on any aspect of working with children and their families. This includes anything you’d like to share about successful projects, ideas, groups you’ve run, or individual stories that have really encouraged you in your ministry. 

Sharing, learning and being inspired by what others are doing can be really helpful, so Louise would enthusiastically encourage you to get in touch, however ‘small’ your idea or project may seem.


Explore this section for more ideas, events and resources to support ministry with children. For issues or challenges you are facing, if you are wondering what to do, want help reviewing current provision, or if there is anything you’d like to see on the website that isn’t already, please don’t hesitate to contact Louise - T: 0116 261 5313 Louise.warner@leccofe.org


The Rt Revd John Pritchard, former Bishop of Oxford, once wrote a prayer for National Parents Week. It has much to offer at any time and you may like to use this for both personal and wider use:-

Gracious God,
Thank you for the privilege and pleasure of children,
Thank you for what they represent for both the present and the future
and what they give us as they explore life and make their discoveries.
Help us to slow down, to pause and make a moment,
Help us to share their world and enjoy their wonder.
Help us to walk at their speed, and find that it’s your speed,
And so lead us together into life and joy,
In the company of your son,
Jesus Christ, our Lord,
Amen.