Family Life - Overview
Our aim is to support those working with families at every stage of life.
“It is within the family that we first learn what it means to love, to trust and to care for one another. We learn how to forgive, how to overcome and how to grow. These lessons are not optional, and for the fabric of society to remain strong, the state and the laws of the land need to support and encourage families."
God’s plan is for people to be nurtured within loving families and all our relationships should reflect His love for us. We want to uphold values which strengthen family life and hope that people will find a warm welcome in their local church: a place where they can celebrate together; nurture children and grow in faith.
We recognise that families come in all shapes and sizes and that sadly, there are pressures which stretch some families to breaking point. Our hope is that Christians will respond sympathetically and offer support when families need help.
We aim to resource parishes in their outreach to families so that they can:
- Draw alongside at “Milestone Moments”- baptism, confirmation, marriage and bereavement.
- Encourage strong relationships through marriage preparation, marriage enrichment and parenting groups.
Offer practical support and compassion to families in times of crisis.
We can offer resources in the following areas:
- Marriage preparation courses, marriage enrichment
- Separation and divorce
- Domestic abuse
- Growing Older
- Bereavement and loss
Good childhood conversations
For more information please contact Ruth Mock, Family Life Officer
Tel: 01244 681973 ext 232. or 07918 732803