Lancashire Methodist District

Child Friendly Church Award

Welcome to the Child Friendly Church Award page

Child Friendly Church Award Scheme has been developed by the Diocese of Liverpool, to help churches give children the best possible experience of church - and with it a positive, true view of what God is like.

Child Friendly Church Award Scheme acts as a tool to help you evaluate the basics of your children's/youth work - the extent to which your church is a safe, suitable place for children, nurtures them in the Christian faith, allows them to be fully part of the people of God in that place, and equips their leaders for this work. 

What's involved?

This is a self assessment scheme: although someone will come to work through the form in more detail. There are 9 sections to the form - Yes/No/Unsure tick boxes invite the Church Council to respond to the questions. This allows the church to celebrate what is positive as well as discuss what could be achievable.

The award is intended to celebrate and support the church's journey to being Child Friendly.

To find out more about the 
Child Friendly Church Award Scheme, please see the Award Guide Leaflet

Church Council Self Assessment Form Here

Process of gaining the Child Friendly Award Here


Churches which have already received the award:

- Fulwood Methodist Church (Preston Ribble Circuit) - April 2022

- Poulton Methodist Church (North Fylde Circuit) - January 2019
- Penwortham Methodist Church (Preston Ribble Circuit) - December 2017

- Leyland Methodist Church (Chorley and Leyland Circuit) - April 2017

- Midge Hall Methodist Church (Chorley and Leyland Circuit) - September 2016

- Trinity Methodist Church (Clitheroe Circuit) - July 2015

- Trinity Methodist Church (North Fylde Circuit) - April 2015

- Briercliffe Road Methodist/Baptist Church (Burnley and Pendle Circuit) - July 2014

If you would like details of the award process please contact any of the above churches. District contact - Jean Taylor email:- Tel: 01254 884242


Links to the Well for Children, Youth, Schools and Family Workers - Methodist Church Website

Links to Family Ministry Section (link Person Gail Adcock development Office) - Click Here

The North West & Mann Learning Network serves the learning and development needs of the Methodist Church in the seven Districts of the Isle of Man, Cumbria, Lancashire, Bolton & Rochdale, Liverpool, Manchester & Stockport and Chester & Stoke-on-Trent.  

We are a network of volunteers including District Local Preachers' tutors and secretaries, Local Preachers' portfolio moderators, District officers, Pioneer ministries' mentors, safeguarding trainers and many more skilled teachers, facilitators and enablers.  Linking all this and more together are the paid Connexional staff team in the NWM Learning Network (LN).  Together we all make up the NWM Learning and Development Network.