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Service ideas

Wizard of Oz prayer idea

We had a baptism for a three year old who liked the film Wizard of Oz. For the prayers of ...

Palm Cross Prayer

  On Palm Sunday everyone will be given a palm cross to take away. Here’s a simple prayer idea to use ...

‘Counting Christmas’ prayer idea

This very simple prayer idea uses aspects of the Christmas story to pray.   Invite everyone to hold out their whole hand, ...

The Best Gift – aka ‘The Dog Story’ – an idea for Christmas services

This short, humorous presentation is ideal for a Christmas service which includes young children, or, it could be used in ...

VIDEO: Luggage label prayers

Here's a really simple idea from the Revd Canon Sandra Millar, Head of Projects & Developments, about how families can ...

VIDEO: Prayer petals in the font

There's lots of creative ways to involve the congregation in praying for a child being baptized. Here's one example from ...

New lyric set to classical music – used at a baptism

Among other things, I write lyrics to classical themes, and some years back I wrote a lyric called 'Child' to the ...

Prayers for Godparents’ Sunday

These are some prayers which may be especially suitable for Godparents' Sunday, 30th April 2017. For all: Loving God, If we are parents, ...

A Service Booklet for Baptism with Holy Communion

This is the service sheet I've put together and used for the last two years or so. The service usually ...

Baptism mini colouring book

This is a simple colouring book for primary-aged children who come to a baptism. It doesn't explain everything but it offers ...