Canon Linda Wainscott (Diocesan Director of Education) writes:

'When engaging with theology and prayer, children and young people often ask deeply profound questions. Here are a few examples from our diocesan Church of England schools:

As an adult I constantly learn from children and young people in ways that challenge and change me. I often hear the phrase ‘children are the church of tomorrow.’

That worries me….. we are all part of the church of today. How might we welcome, encourage, listen to them and honour all that they bring to us as individuals to God’s church and to the world?

As a new school year is upon us I would like to encourage us all to reflect upon the place of children and young people in the church and in our churches, thanking God for each and every one of them and praying the prayer ‘More Lord.’ 

“Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.’” (Matthew 19:14)

This is taken fron the Diocesan Prayer Diary for September , available at