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Diocese

‘Diocese’ refers to the geographical territory in which a bishop exercises oversight. The Church in Wales is divided into six dioceses each with its own cathedral in which is housed the cathedra (the bishop’s ‘chair’ or ‘throne’).

Eucharist

‘Eucharist’ comes from the Greek word for ‘thanksgiving’. At the Eucharist the Church remembers Jesus’ last supper where he gave bread and wine to be his body and blood, a sign of his saving love. See also Holy Communion.

Holy Communion

At Holy Communion blessed bread and wine is shared, by which we receive the body and blood of Jesus Christ. The congregation gives thanks for Jesus’ life, his death and resurrection and his continuing presence. See also Eucharist.

Prayer

Prayer sustains our human relationship with God and may involve words (formal or informal) or be silent. Prayer can involve adoration (‘I love you’), confession (‘sorry’), thanksgiving and supplication (‘please’).

Home Education and Young People Young Faith Matters (YFM) Godly Play

Godly Play

Four children sitting down and sharing a book with an adult

Godly Play is a way of telling joyful stories and developing spirituality in young children. It offers open ended opportunities for discussion and children to explore their faith. Session can include creative opportunities, prayer and reflection time.

Godly Play Website

Further information from Godly Play UK.

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Godly Play session

An overview of what happens in a Godly Play session.

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Training

Training opportunities

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Resources

The following resources are available to loan from the diocese. If you would like to loan a resource please fill out the form on the provision page or contact angelacooper@churchinwales.org.uk.

Advent

  1. Advent (Lessons 1,2 3 and 4) - Advent cards, rack, model of Bethlehem, purple cloth, four candles, matches in a box, candle snuffer
  2. The Holy Family - 4 underlays in liturgical colours, wicker tray holding wooden figures, Nativity scene figures, white underlay, Christ figure with outstretched arms, large candle and holder.
  3. The Mystery of Christmas - a gold wooden box, pictures of: the annunciation, the visitation, nativity, presentation of Christ in the temple, adoration of Magi, massacre of the innocents, flight to Egypt, labels for each picture.
  4. Epiphany - Myrrh, six golden chocolate covered coins, Frankincense, tweezers, model of Bethlehem. *

The Parables

5. The Good Shepherd

6. The Good Samaritan

7. The Sower

8. The Great Pearl

9. The Leaven

10. The Mustard Seed

11. The Parable of the Parables

Spring

12. The Mystery of Easter

13. The Faces of Easter

14. The Crosses

15. Easter Eggs

16. Jesus and the Twelve

17. The Good Shepherd and the World Communion

18. The Synagogue and the Upper Room

19. The Cirlce of the Holy Eucharist

20. The Mystery of Pentacost

21. Paul's Discovery

22. The Holy Trinity

Autumn

23. The Circle of the Church Year

24. The Creation

25. The Flood and the Ark

26. The Great Family

27. The Exodus

28. The Ten Best Ways

29. The Ark and the Tent

30. The Ark and the Temple

31. The Exile and the Return

32. Jonah, the Backward Prophet

33. The Prophets

*Please note some additional resources may be needed for this activity.