This year there is a very special day on February 14th. It’s special because it is Valentine’s Day – and millions of cards and gifts will be shared. But it’s special in the church because it is Ash Wednesday – and that marks the beginning of the six weeks called Lent.
Families everywhere have already enjoyed Pancake Day, also known as Shrove Tuesday. It’s the first of several traditions which continue right up until Easter Day. Read more about how families can join in these special events.
Godparents are really special people. They make serious promises at the christening and many are part of a family for years. It’s such an important relationship that the Church of England sets aside a whole day to celebrate. This year, it will be on April 30th. Whether your church is holding a special service or not, you can still let your godparents or godchildren know how much they mean to your family.
There’s so much outdoors that fascinates children and reminds us of God’s love and power too. Show children the wonder of it all with these simple ideas for fresh air and fun.
There are many traditions around Easter which have survived through generations. The Friday before Easter Sunday, Good Friday, is marked by remembering the cross of Jesus. Help young ones know that before the Easter eggs, Christians mark this day in special ways too.
There’s so much happening in your local church in the weeks leading up to Easter Sunday. It’s a really important time for churches and there are many special services that are great for families. Look out for these dates, from the end of February onwards.
Chocolate eggs are all part of children’s excitement at Easter. These tasty suggestions and activities will help children learn why eggs are a symbol of the real meaning of Easter, and why it’s the most important celebration in the Christian calendar.
Mothers’ Day, or Mothering Sunday, is really special and many churches and schools will celebrate it with a service or activities. This year, it is on March 11th. Read on for more about what to expect in church along with ideas to prepare for Mother’s Day at home.
Mothering Sunday is a chance to say ‘thank you’ for the special role of our mum. Even mums who are far away or who have died can be remembered and honoured – read on for some simple ways to celebrate the love of mothers everywhere.