Children's charter for churchesDocument Transcript
Children’s Charter Children are a gift to the Church Our Church will welcome children and will value and encourage children and their families.Our Church will endeavour to provide a safe, sacred space which allows for the needs of children. Our Church will provide a variety of activities for everyone including the children.Our Church will pursue ways of worshipping which enable all to offer God worship in relevant ways.Adults and children are equal partners in the Bodyof Christ; our Church will listen to children as well as adults and value their opinions.Our Church will encourage children to share and usetheir gifts both within our church family and in the wider community. Learning is for the whole church and our Churchwill help children to learn about God as we continue on our faith journey together.Our Church will acknowledge the spiritual insightof children and be willing to explore and be creative with them.Our Church will encourage and support children in the serving of others.Our Church will ‘work, rest and play’ together – we will have fun in our life together. This Charter was the result of the Diocese of St Edmundsbury &Ipswich’s first Diocesan Children’s Council, held in March 2009 as part of their ‘Year of the Child 2009’ celebrations.