For Children

Look out for email from Velia with suggested activities.

You can read the passage in various translations at The NCV (New Century Version), the NIRV (The New International Reader's Version (NRIV, based on the NIV) and the ICB (International Children's Bible) are judged suitable for a reading age of 7+. The ERV (Easy-To-Read Version is commended for 9+ and the NLT (New Living Translation) for 11+.

A print-out can be found in a booklet on the literature table at the back of the church.

Great resource for the summer:

Prayer Passport

With this Prayer Passport children can become virtual travellers to the 50 countries on the Open Doors World Watch List.

There may not be sandcastles, but there are plenty of pictures to colour in, and 50 short prayers. Why not pray one a day?

Download Prayer Passport

More Resources

Children encouraging other children across the world - see Open Doors leaflet

In depth study: delve into the bible, for older children and discover the book of Ruth:

The book of Ruth over 4 weeks

St Paul's Cathedral offers a colouring in sheet of Holman's famous Light of the World painting

Lego Builders Online

from Trinity Church Lancaster. See

Schools and Family Learning Activities from St Paul's Cathedral

See for more free resources.

Ideas focusing on prayer:

Praying together as a family from the Diocese of London.

Why not pray and keep healthy at the same time this week with this prayer and exercise routine!

1. Run on the spot ...and pray for all those spending times in their homes.

2. Do star jumps…and pray for all the keyworkers working hard to keep us safe.

3. Stretch out wide… and pray that help would reach all those who need it.

4. Stretch up high… and pray for all those leaders in the world making big decision.

You can add your own exercises and prayers as well.

You may also enjoy the Kids' Talks with Colin Buchanan: