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Parenting is a challenge at the best of times.
As a church, we're here to support you through this time of added stress during the pandemic and as we adjust to a new way of life. Please do get in touch with us at andrewt@garstangfmc.org.uk if you could use a safe place to share any difficulties and process what you’re going through. 

Don't forget to watch our GFM KIDS! videos with your children and check out Virtual Sunday School.

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Here's a video we made with some top tips for parenting during lockdown.

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As your children head back to school and we adapt to the new normal, here's a video offering parenting tips and encouragement.

Online Parenting Events:

From Care For The Family

Online @ 7.30pm on 6th, 7th or 8th Oct

Just fifty per cent of children growing up in Christian homes will go on to have their own faith as adults.

As parents, if we want to encourage our children to find a faith that lasts, we need to model a faith that is real. At Raising Faith, Katharine Hill and Andy Frost will share ideas to help you; explore your children’s questions, encourage them to be connected in church community and inspire them to discover God in the everyday. These moments can be the foundations they build on for years to come.

Whether you’re a parent, grandparent or simply love to support parents, this event will help you explore how you can help children find a genuine faith of their own.
Click here to book your place on this free event from Care for the Family.


Online @ 7.30pm on 24th, 25th or 26th Nov

Join us for a light-hearted event about the ups and downs of raising under twelves.

No matter what kind of parent you are, parenthood brings with it so much joy, but it can also feel like you’re pulled in every direction. You navigate through colic, toddler tantrums, growth spurts, peer impact, pre-teen tantrums and … you get the idea. No doubt you’ll be trying to work through something right now!
Rob Parsons and Katharine Hill will present insights and top tips gathered from their combined experience of working alongside thousands of parents for over thirty years. You may laugh, you may cry, but we hope to leave you feeling uplifted and inspired.
Click here to book your place on this free event from Care for the Family.

Online @ 7.30pm on 17th, 18th or 19th Nov

Calling all mums! We want to recognise, affirm and celebrate your role in society.

We believe mums are kind of a big deal. After all, at any given point in the day (or night), you could be called on to be nurse, chef, referee, chauffeur, birthday party organiser, life coach, personal stylist, entertainer, dental hygienist, crisis negotiator, laundry service … Talk about a CV!

So we think you’ve earned yourself a night off! Grab yourself a drink of your choice and a nice big tub of ice cream, put your feet up and join Katharine Hill and Cathy Madavan for an evening of fun, encouragement and fresh inspiration.
Click here to book your place on this free event from Care for the Family.


With many having to adapt to a new way of doing family life, the pressures can feel huge - but they don't have to. Care for the Family UK Director, Katharine Hill, breaks down the myth of the perfect parent. 


Help keep your child safe online

Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.

They have created these home activity packs to support parents during COVID-19 and the closure of schools. Each one contains a 15 minute activity you can do with your child to support their online safety.

Video chat safely


Video calling has quickly become part of our “new normal.”
Whether it’s engaging in an online classroom or catching up with friends
and family, here's how to make sure your child's video chats are safe and secure.

Advice on healthy parenting in the time of COVID-19 from the WHO

This may be a difficult time for children and young people too. Here's a video from BBC Newsround for children who may be worried about the coronavirus...

As well as thinking about the children or young people in your care, it is important to take care of your own mental health and wellbeing. Visit our Mental Health page to find out more.

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