Take a leaf out of Felinfoel’s book and try this simple but effective story-telling exercise.
“Pupils from Swiss Valley Primary School and Ysgol y Felin came to Felinfoel Church, Llanelli for our first ever Easter Experience. The church was open all week and the children came in their classes to follow the journey of Jesus from Palm Sunday to the resurrection. Some members of the congregation in Felinfoel gave up a large part of their week to make this event possible, taking a lead at explaining the events of Holy Week on each of the six stations. The children were a joy to work with and they had some intriguing questions about the Christian faith! “
Safe Church Training
“Safe Church” is the Church in Wales safeguarding course, developed by the NSPCC, and completed by Clergy in the Church in Wales.
As the Safeguarding Support Officer responsible for the St Davids Diocese, I am now delivering “Safe Church” training to members of the laity across the diocese.
A 6 hour “Safe Church” course is being delivered to employed staff, Parish Safeguarding Office and Children and Youth workers, and already 46 volunteers have been trained on the six courses held to date.
Dates for four further “Safe Church” training days for Parish Safeguarding Coordinators have been scheduled at the Diocesan Office in Abergwili during 2017 and Co-ordinators are asked to submitted the attached booking form to Lynn Rees if they would like to attend.
2017 Safe Church Training Dates: Diocesan Office at Abergwili. (10am to 4pm)
- Saturday 8th April 2017
- Saturday 13th May 2017
- (Additional dates will be arranged later in the year.)
An abbreviated 2 hour “Safe Church Awareness” course is available on a local basis for Church representatives, including PCC members and Church Wardens.
Ideally such training events could be arranged on a Ministry Area or Deanery basis, both during a midweek evening or a Saturday morning.
Please contact Lynn Rees for more information or to arrange a convenient date for Safe Church Awareness training for your Ministry Area or Deanery.