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FEBRUARY 2019

From the Manse


Desborough was awarded their Church Friendly Award from Church House in February 2018. In March Toller will officially be presented theirs.  It recognises that as a church we are welcoming and fully inclusive of all people of all ages.

Though we are not perfect, the Child Friendly Award shows that we a striving towards continual improvement.  Therefore, as a reminder of what we should all be achieving as a fellowship below is the Children’s Charter from the United Reformed Church sets out our goals and our missions:The children are equal partners with adults in the life of the church.

  1. The full diet of Christian worship is for children as well as adults.

  2. The learning is for the whole church, adults and children.

  3. Fellowship is for all—each belonging meaningfully to the rest.

  4. Service is for children to give, as well as adults.

  5. The call to evangelism comes to all God’s people of whatever age.

  6. The Holy Spirit speaks powerfully through children as well as adults.

  7. The discovery and development of gifts in children and adults is a key function of the church.

  8. As a church community we must learn to do only those things in separate age groups which we cannot in all conscience do together.

  9. The concept of the ‘Priesthood of all Believers’ includes children.


Rev’d. Helen Wakefield-Carr