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There’s a Friend for little children

In 2009, the Year of the Child, Julia McGuinness asks how the Church of England is seeking to encourage spirituality among the very young

EVER SINCE Charles Wesley wrote children’s hymns 200 years ago, the Church has been struggling to get its children’s ministry right, says Irene Smale, the Children’s Adviser for Chichester diocese.

This year brings a chance to refocus on the task: it is the 30th anniversary of the first UN International Year of the Child. The Church of England is using the occasion as an opportunity to celebrate children’s contribution to church life, reaffirm their priority on the agenda, and ...

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