Diocese of Newcastle

Local resources for adults, families and children


With our church buildings currently closed, this page provides some resources allowing you and your family to worship at home.

Each day, the Church of England publishes audio and text of the Prayer for the Day which you may consider using and sharing. We will be adding more resources to this page over the coming weeks.

An Act of Spiritual Communion can be downloaded here. Further national resources can be found on the Church of England website here.

A virtual Holy Week trail for our schools can be found at: https://stmaryfawdon.wixsite.com/church/holyweektrail

Below are some videos and supporting materials being provided each week by the Reverend Mina Munns, Children and Families Missioner Jacqueline Atkinson, and the Reverend Rachel Scheffer and the Reverend James Harvey from our Children and Young People's Team.

Family worship at home


31 May 2020

This week you’ll need some birthday cake candles and (if possible!) a cake. This week's Service Words for Pentecost can be downloaded here and activities sheet downloaded by clicking here.

Blogger’s resource pack link: https://www.jesus-without-language.net/kids-ministry-at-home/

24 May 2020

This week's Service Words can be downloaded here and activities sheet downloaded by clicking here.

Blogger’s resource pack link: https://www.jesus-without-language.net/kids-ministry-at-home/

17 May 2020

This week's Service Words can be downloaded here and activities sheet downloaded by clicking here.

Blogger’s resource pack link: https://www.jesus-without-language.net/kids-ministry-at-home/

10 May 2020

This week's Service Words can be downloaded here and activities sheet downloaded by clicking here.

3 May 2020

This week's Service Words can be downloaded here and activities sheet downloaded by clicking here.

The bloggers’ resource pack can be found here.

24 April 2020

This week's Service Words can be downloaded here and activities sheet downloaded by clicking here.

The bloggers’ resource pack can be found here.

19 April 2020

This week's Service Words can be downloaded here and activities sheet downloaded by clicking here.

The bloggers’ resource pack can be found here.

9 April 2020

Join in with our Easter story worship. Service words can be printed off from the link below. There are other resources also available to download which will help you to explore the story further!

Service words can be downloaded here and the activity sheet can be found here.

Further resources can be found on this blog.

3 April 2020

This week's family worship for Palm Sunday. The service words can be downloaded here, and the activities sheet can be downloaded here. Also, you might like to visit this website, where Mina has contributed, to download a free one week lesson for children aged 3 to 12.

28 March 2020

A short family worship service exploring the story of Lazarus in John 11. Download the service words here and an activities pack here.

21 March 2020

The first of our weekly videos helping families workshop at home is available below. The video and accompanying resources have been produced by the Revd Mima Munns, our Children and Families Missioner Jaqueline Atkinson, and our Children and Young People's Team Rachel Scheffer and James Harvey. This week we explore the story of Moses in the Bulrushes and think about those people who keep us safe. Below you can also download the simple liturgy to read along, and also print off the resource sheet to go along with this week's theme.

To go with this week's video, please download the worship sheet here. An activity sheet can also be downloaded here.

3 April 2020

The Reverend Benjamin Carter, Vicar of Haydon Bridge and Beltingham with Henshaw, has produced resources with an accompanying video showing how the concept of ‘God’s Tent’ can inspire you during Holy Week and Easter. The resources, available in PDF, can be downloaded in two different formats:

God's Tent Holy Week Field Guide booklet

God's Tent Holy Week Field Guide continuous text