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Diocese

‘Diocese’ refers to the geographical territory in which a bishop exercises oversight. The Church in Wales is divided into six dioceses each with its own cathedral in which is housed the cathedra (the bishop’s ‘chair’ or ‘throne’).

Ecumenical

The Christian Church is divided due to different interpretations of the faith and different religious practices. The ecumenical movement promotes dialogue and understanding between Christians and works for visible unity.

Lectionary

A lectionary is a pattern for Bible readings for the Church year. This means that churches in the Church in Wales are able to use the same readings on any given day.

Lent

Lent is the six-week period leading up to Easter. It is a particular time to confess sin and to seek personal and collective renewal (a ‘springtime of the spirit’). Lent has a special focus on Jesus’s journey to the cross and prepares the Church to celebrate his resurrection.

Prayer

Prayer sustains our human relationship with God and may involve words (formal or informal) or be silent. Prayer can involve adoration (‘I love you’), confession (‘sorry’), thanksgiving and supplication (‘please’).

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RE Online has many resources including Email a Believer where you can email your questions to any of its team and ask them about their beliefs and how these affect the way they live. Supporting RE was created to support teachers and pupils during the Covid-19 pandemic. The aim is to provide you with ideas to support pupils learning from home. These pages will be regularly updated.

The National Association of Teachers of Religious Education (NATRE) has resources for you and your pupils to keep learning from wherever you are.

Max 7 has short films about Biblical stories, resources and you can download associated activities.

Guardians of Ancora is a world-class digital game with an amazing virtual world that 8 to 11 year-olds can enter, and a place where the Bible stories come alive.

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus. What started in 2016 as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer.

The Bible Society has 12 ways to kick-start your Bible-journalling habit.

The Scripture Union's Light material has helped thousands of children on their journey with Christ over the years. Here you can access and download complete sessions to help you work with children and young people in church and outside.

40 days, 40 reflections, 40 challenges to make a difference: Join forces with a global, generous community of over 100,000 people who have completed the 40acts challenge during Lent.

Christian Aid's Letters for Creation teaching  pack  touches on different  aspects  of learning: science, geography, religious education, language, art.

Growing Together Pages are a collection of resources for households (people of all ages) to explore or nurture Christian faith in their own time and at their own pace.

Faith at home helps you journey together in faith through the Lectionary as a household.

Education Support is the UK’s only charity providing mental health and wellbeing support services to all staff in education.