We are continually in search of a selection of useful resources and ideas, of many kinds.
One persons old, tired, over-used game, activity, trip or worship idea maybe fresh and new to someone else, so we need to keep on sharing, recycling and generating new stuff as much as possible…
One of the most organic ways of doing that may be through our Facebook forum where you are free to ask specific questions of the group to hopefully help you where you are right now. There is a growing community of youth workers already in the group, with varying levels of experience in very different settings, please join and add your own unique perspective and gain the advice, ideas and in-put from the wider group.
There will of course be lots of links to other stuff that’s already out there. No need to re-invent the wheel, but hopefully we can be signposts for you, so that you can find what you need.
If you can’t find something you need – get in touch or ask the Facebook Forum!
Bouverie Court Resources
Don’t forget that we hold lots of borrow-able or use-able resources at our Diocesan Offices in Northampton:
Bouverie Court, The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD
We have a library with a range of books and written resources for all ages.
Plus we have a store cupboard with a treasure trove of random items, collected over many years!
Thinking of planning a holiday club, after school club or Messy Church? – we have lots of craft and play materials…
Under 5’s? We have parachutes, play tunnels, puzzles, gorgeous professional puppets…
Thinking about doing an Outdoor event? Don’t forget our Firebowl and marshmallow toasting forks, but we also have big tarpaulins, stools, thermos flasks and all sorts of disposable kit like plates, glasses, water, napkins that you are welcome to use.
Looking to run prayer stations? We have cloths and drapes of every hue, gazillions of candles and pebbles, a wooden prayer tree, a laminated labyrinth and any number of useful items such as glass bowls, baskets, hammers and nails…!
Youth event? We have 2 huge bean bags, an XBox 360, various games
We also have projectors and screens available to borrow.
Listed below is a selection from our inventory…
General Creative Worship/Prayer Stations
Candles (including tea lights) candle holders LOADS
Cork pin boards
Lots and lots of cloths incl. Brand new organzas
Cardboard Cross full of tubes of rolled up coloured paper
Hammers and nails
Ceramic communion set
Wooden prayer tree
4x knitted Christmas posadas (nativity sets)
80 laminated Angel images
Assorted laminated images for worship.
Large selection of gift cards
2 big bean bags (red converse style)
Youth evangelism/mission listening card sets
Vocations board game (OUT)
Stationary and craft stuff – loads!
Wooden blank face shapes
Paints and brushes
Big A1/A0 (even bigger) plastic wallets
Printing kits – lots of rubber molds, stamps and ink pads with various seasonal images etc
Rolls and rolls of coloured paper/card various sizes. Some massive
Staplers and staples
Masses of small plastic envelope size wallets
Zip wallets various sizes
Lots of plastic boxes with lids
Fire Bowl, marshmallow toasting forks, bin bags, wipes, buckets, gloves etc
Disposable glasses and cups
2x wooden stools
2x padded square seats
Wash up liquid
Children’s games and activities
Bubbles – lots
Massive snakes and ladders
Laminated memory verses
2 parachutes (small/big)
Play tunnels (OUT)
Inflatable Play house (OUT)
Wooden building game
Really good puppets
Big card backdrop
Ball pool balls in a frog shaped container
Stickle brick people
Magnetic Rods and balls game
Wooden face shapes
3 space hoppers
General communication kit
Screens various sizes
Magic white board
Empty Tool box and plastic boxes
Portable flip chart (OUT)
Wooden building set
Godly play kits
“Pink Angels” high vis jackets