Southwell and Nottingham Diocese is proud of our work with children. We have many churches doing innovative and creative work, as well as the award-winning Time Travelling Project at Southwell Minster, and the highest standard Safeguarding and DBS Procedures.

The Children’s Ministry Adviser is Nick Harding,

Click here to read More about Nick

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Commissioning your Children’s Ministry Volunteers
It is important to pray for, recognise, commission and encourage the children’s and youth teams in our churches. As we know, many of them give their time faithfully and sacrificially to share the good news of Jesus the young. A short commissioning, suitable for use at the start of the year in September, or more frequently at the start of each term, is now available. Click here to download.

ADVANCE NOTICE – The Big E Day will be on Saturday 30th March 2019  at The Minster School, Southwell. This is the biggest annual training day for children’s and youth workers in the region.  NEW PROGRAMME! – with an earlier finish (2.45pm) but still the same great worship, workshops & lunch.

Big E Newsletter
This mailing is produced 4 times every year, and is sent to all children’s workers on our list. If you would like to receive it please contact Catriona Gundlach


Useful links

Click here for a Quick Guide – Useful Websites

Direct link to Church History Project is

Scripture Union

Scripture Union
Kevin Mayhew



Church House Publishing

Church House Publishing


BRF Barnabus
Godly Play UK

Children's Society

Childrens’ Society

Children Matter

Children Matter

Open the Book

Open the Book


Grove Books


A really useful blog with spiritual craft ideas from Mina Munns, a curate in our diocese

‘Ready to Share One Bread’ is Nick’s latest book, on Children and Communion, published by SPCK

Ready to Share One Bread

‘Starting Rite’ gives ideas on spirituality with very young children, written by Jenny Paddison, a University Chaplain in Nottingham

Starting Rite

‘Who let the Dads out?’ encourages ministry with dads and children

Who Let the Dads Out

Messy Church


Training & Support
Children's Resources
Prayer Activities