This is an approach to worshipping with babies and toddlers, sharing news about 'Diddy Disciples'.

45 people from this diocese recently came to hear (the Revd Dr) Sharon Moughtin-Mumby introduce ‘Diddy Disciples’. This is an approach to church work with young children especially suited to central or high Anglican churches. Sharon says that ‘Worshipping with babies and toddlers began as a survival tactic, but it soon became a passion.’ In the last year around 15 churches in this diocese have explored this approach – see diddydiscples.org for some background. 

Endorsements of ‘Diddy Disciples’ include: 

‘A must for those who work and volunteer with very young children.’ Justin Welby. 

‘An exceptional and inspiring resource for churches working with the very youngest children.’ Dr Rebecca Nye. 

‘Very user-friendly material from which adults can learn too.’ The Revd John Barton, Emeritus Professor, Oxford. 

‘I am really impressed with the Diddy Disciples resources – accessible, fun, interactive, inclusive and orthodox all at the same time, while introducing children to the profundity and life-giving nature of Jesus and his teaching… loving it!’ The Rt Revd Dr Mike Harrison, Bishop of Dunwich. 

This present event is both for those already using a Diddy Disciples approach, and also for those interested to learn about it. It will be especially geared towards those engaged in children’s work, and clergy. The event will provide: 

• An introduction to why Diddy Disciples takes the approach that it does.
• Practical pointers about how to develop work along these lines.
• A chance to share news about how Diddy disciples is going for you.
• Opportunity to ask questions, and to find good ways forward for your local context. 

This evening will be hosted by Emma Pettifer (Children’s Officer). 

To book, email epettifer@cofe-worcester.org.uk or telephone 01905 732823.