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Children and families work is very important to the Ripon and Lower Dales Methodist Circuit. This page provides information about and links to what is happening with this work in the Circuit as well as resources for families to use to help them worship during the current lockdown.

J.A.M. — Jesus and Me is the ecumenical 'messy style' worship that our circuit helps to run in both North Stainley and West Tanfield primary schools. We have also recently added J.A.M. Extra sessions that are open to all the family. Look out for forthcoming events that will be advertised here. Click on the pdf on this page to access the latest edition of J.A.M. at Home Easter 2021 which provides you with ideas that you can do at home whilst we are not able to meet together. You can also still access the previous J.A.M. at Home Sessions: The January 2021 Session, 'Big Picnic', 'Breakfast on the beach' , 'Zac the taxman' and 'David and Goliath'.

Messy Church — Check out this link to the Messy Church Website which gives access to loads of resources for children and families including Messy Church at Home which provides a weekly Messy Church at Home session giving you everything you need to have your very own Messy Church together in your own home.
Messy Church at Home


And Messy Church goes Cyber

..... A new monthly Messy Church (completely online). Please send an email to and you will be sent a personal invitation to join a closed Facebook group which can become your church.
What will happen in the group?
Worship — there will be monthly Messy Church sessions via video and live streaming
Discipling and learning — opportunities to further their faith journey as a family by completing learning block content
Fellowship — make new friends and form a Christian community
Prayer — for each other, for the local community and the world


News stories

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Worship for Sunday 18th April
Webteam: Thu 15 Apr 1:19pm
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Sunday 11th April Worship at Home
Webteam: Thu 08 Apr 10:52am


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