ON THIS SITE...
- CHILDREN’S WORK RESOURCES
- Children's Spirituality - some thoughts on the way in which children grow and change spiritually. Suggestions for nurturing spiritual development.
- Prayer ideas- beyond eyes together and hands closed. Creative ways of praying with children and young people (and adults too!)
- Storytelling hints and resources.
- Knit your own Bible Knitting patterns for Bible story hand puppets (from our church website)
- Going For Growth The Church of England's Children's work website
- TEACHERS' SURVIVAL KIT - basic information on Christian faith and practice
- Collective worship - general advice and starting points.
- Collective Worship blog. (More or less worked out assemblies gradually being posted from my archives)
- Guide to the Church's Year. Times and Seasons - a brief guide , with suggestions for marking them in collective worship.
- Guide to the Bible
- Faith in a Nutshell - what do Christians believe?
- Golden Rules - Supporting the school's ethos. Theological reflections and Collective worship ideas on ethical issues.
- Visiting a church. Organising a school visit to a church.
- Christian symbols and their meanings - a handout I produced for a staff training session at our local school. It covers basic Christian symbols, the symbols of the four Gospel writers and "our" saints symbols (St Peter and St Paul)
- Beyond the tea towels and the tinsel. What does Christmas mean to Christians? What's in the story (and what isn't) and why? A handout produced for a staff training session I did.
- Beyond the Chocolate and the Chicks. What does Easter mean to Christians? What's in the story and why. A handout (like the Christmas one above) produced for a staff training session.
- Holy Week and Easter in the parish of Seal. An example of one church's observation of Holy Week and Easter. There's a lot of variation in the way churches observe this special time of year, but this is our way at Seal.
- Holy Communion. Handouts and rough ideas for exploring Holy Communion (also known as the Eucharist, Mass or Lord's Supper) with KS 1 & 2
- * NEW* Rights Respecting Theology. The school I am mainly involved with is working towards becoming a "Rights Respecting School". I developed some resources for reflection for the staff linking the themes of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child with Biblical themes. This handout gives some pointers for thinking theologically about human rights generally, and some specific ideas about the seven themes the school focuses on; the right to be listened to, the right to a clean and healthy environment, the right to be treated fairly, the right to be safe, the right to learn, the right to follow your own religion and the right to play and relax
- The little cat above appeared in our lives (and our home) mysteriously for a while. He wasn't ours - but it wasn't any use telling him that. After a while he disappeared as suddenly as he came - who knows where. I suspect he has let himself in through the cat flap in the pearly gates and made himself at home in the courts of heaven - but here he is making himself at home in my hanging basket.Whoever wrote, "Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing so some have entertained angels unawares" (Hebrews 13.2) hadn't met this moggy, who forced those who met him to re-evaluate their angelology. I haven't worked out what message he brought from God , except perhaps that we should all chill out and relax a little more!
I hope you feel as welcome in this website as little cat did with us! My name is Anne Le Bas (despite what you might assume from the address of the website, which was built before my marriage in 2004 to Philip Le Bas, a bassoon playing physics teacher (his bassoon reed making site is here.) Pictures of the happy event are here. I am the priest in charge of St Peter and St Paul, Seal, near Sevenoaks. There's more about me here if you are interested.
Email: Anne Le Bas