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Struggling to attract or keep children and their families? Margaret Pritchard Houston advises on developing a ministry from scratch

ONCE upon a time, the people lived in a beautiful garden, where they had everything they needed. Then it all went wrong, and now they live in a desert, where life is hard.

That foundation story of our faith — that the world used to be good, and is now fallen — is often reflected in the stories that we tell of our churches: “Once upon a time, we had loads of children and an active youth group. Then it all went wrong, and now we have nobody under 50 in our pews.”

Just as the ...

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Mon 27 Mar 17 @ 10:29
Listen to the first episode of the Church Times Podcast- The latest on the Llandaff row & @malcolmguite on Coleridge

Mon 27 Mar 17 @ 9:57
@TR_Smith here you go: It's also available on iTunes etc.