30 April 2020
As the Archbishop of Canterbury prepares to lead the ‘largest ever’ school assembly, the Church of England has today launched a new programme to make prayer a household habit once again.
#FaithAtHome which launches today will feature weekly video content to help families to talk about faith and pray together.
The videos will be led by children, young people, staff and school leaders from across the country.
Over the next three months, #FaithAtHome will explore themes including courage, patience, generosity, resilience, love and hope.
‘Hope’ is the topic for the first assembly at the Oak National Academy today, led by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, which airs from 10am.
The Oak National Academy was set up to provide video lessons and curriculum resources to assist teachers as they support pupils through the current COVID-19 restrictions.
The assembly will be followed by weekly collective worship, provided in partnership by the Church of England and Oak National Academy, with content drawn from #FaithAtHome.
The #FaithAtHome programme will run for an initial 11 weeks and can be accessed at churchofengland.org/faithathome
Faith at Home
Faith at Home is a national campaign that builds on the work of Growing Faith and Everyday Faith to support the faith development and pastoral care of children and young people.
It seeks to provide:
- Experiences that inspire parents and families to grow in faith together in the ‘new daily normal’ of the home
- Resources that equip children and young people to explore faith together and feel supported pastorally as part of school and church communities
- Networks that connect school leaders, church leaders, chaplains to share great practice and build community together focused on the faith development of children and young people