Emma Pettifer

Children's Officer

01905 732823

Main responsibilities

My passion as Children’s Officer is to see Children and families explore their faith more in fun inspired ways and be excited by the unconditional love God has for them. I am here to inspire and support parishes in this ministry helping parishes to develop the children’s work and provide more for the family as a whole, in church and at home, through training and networking with volunteers and employed workers. I am happy to come and visit your parish, lead a session in children’s group, support your teams, resource your groups and team, help your children’s groups have fresh look at what more could be done, speak in your church.

Another part of my role is working in Church of England school, providing experiences in school, prayer space, Godly Play and also encouraging parish links with the schools through Open the Book and collective worship. We also have Children’s Council, this is a council that is set up from children around the diocese who discuss issues the Bishop sets them and explore their own faith as well as have fun and raise money for lots of different charities. I am also part of the National exec for Children’s work, keeping up to date with what is current.

About me

I moved to Worcester for the job 6 years ago, my husband Chris and I now live in Warndon Villages. We love this area as there are so many country walks you can do, just 5 minutes away and yet still have small city life. I love gardening, swimming, sewing, and entertaining and do as much of each as I can!

We moved from London to Worcester but originally I come from Aberdeen, Scotland where majority of my family still are. We visit as often as we can.