There Is A Season Paperback
Celebrate the Church Year with Children
by Mary Pritchard Houston;
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Liturgical celebrations for children's groups, creative & manageable crafts that follow the Christian year
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There Is A Season
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Spanning the 12 months of the Christian year and the Anglican traditional celebration days, Mary P Houston has applies the Bible's teachings without forgetting the children. Her book includes all the key festivals of the Christian year with material to use in kid's groups, schools and homes.
'There Is A Season' is your practical handbook for helping churches and schools to plan liturgy based celebrations accessible to children while remaining true to the rich heritage of the Anglican tradition. The book includes liturgies for key festivals of the Christian year, with supplementary material for use a variety of teaching, play and worship settings.
There Is A Season by Mary Pritchard Houston was published by SPCK in March 2013 and is our 21603rd best seller. The ISBN for There Is A Season is 9780281069118.
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There Is A SeasonTim Hupfield, via The Good Book Stall
This book is a brilliant resource for anyone working with children. Whether it is for school, church services, Sunday school, holiday clubs or for family use at home this book is a gold mine of ideas for celebrating the major events in the church year with children. I entirely agree with the author that the book "is an attempt to make the great feasts of Christianity accessible to children in a way that does not dilute their ability to instil awe, wonder and joy" and would add that her attempt is a hugely successful one. The author clearly explains why good liturgy for children is important and her discussion of the theology and reasons behind the approach and content of the book is both well informed and engaging. Indeed, the book is probably as useful as a guide for how to think about children's work, especially children's services, as it is a source of ideas.
The book covers a traditional selection of events, namely: Harvest, All Saints / All Souls, Christmas, Epiphany, Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, Easter and Pentecost; the author provides for each a liturgy, suggestions for adding a Eucharist to the liturgy, suggestions for adapting the ideas for use in schools, and ideas for extension activities and for activities at home.
This book was a joy to read. Both the ideas and the approach to children's work will be enormously useful and informative for me personally in the future. If there were to be only one book on children's work available, this should definitely find a place high on the short list.
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About the Author: Mary Pritchard
Margaret Pritchard Houston is Families Pastor at St George's Church in Campden Hill, London. She previously worked as a primary school teacher in East London and as an administrator for a theatre company. She writes regularly for the Diocese of London's Ministry Matters newsletter. She has recently contributed a feature on children and communion to our For churches blog. She grew up surrounded by liturgy, story, song and theatre and still thinks going to church in the middle of the night is really fun!
Details for There Is A Season
|Page last updated||3rd June 2017|
|Author / Artist||Mary Pritchard Houston|
|Publisher||SPCK (March 2013)|
|Number of Pages||128|