Children’s Trails (formerly Church Trails) Many societies have created Church Trails at local churches, increasing the enjoyment of visitors and giving an insight in to the art, architecture and contents of the church.   The name has now been changed to Children’s Trails to reflect the change to creating trails for other buildings in 2017. CHURCH TRAILS for CHILDREN If you love visiting churches and helping children to enjoy the wonderful heritage found there, then there is no better Volunteer activity than getting involved with Church Trails for Children. Churches all have similarities (i.e. FONT; LECTERN; PULPIT & ALTAR) but they all have differences too – extraordinary carvings; stained glass windows; coats of arms; wall paintings and monuments – all churches have their own special treasures, just waiting to be discovered. Since the creation of Church Trails for Children in 2003, more than 300 trails have been registered with our NADFAS House and this number is increasing all the time. The East Midlands Area has now completed Church Trails across the region (click on the link below to see where, and to download the trail questions and answers).  More trails are in progress, these are listed below and their questions and answers will be will be added as they are completed. Church Trails Area Representatives are on hand to offer help and advice to societies. They meet as a team regularly to share their experiences and learn from each other. Draft trails are checked, checked and checked again by the Church Trails Team, before they are included in the ‘NADFAS Church Trails portfolio’ and are then ready to be handed over to the church at a ‘launch’ ceremony. We are learning all the time and that is what makes it so exciting for both children and adults alike. If your society would like to get involved with Church Trails for Children please contact Gill Murphy 217 Windsor Road, Carlton in Lindrick, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S81 9DH   glmurphy@btinternet.com     01909 540506 Click here for a list of completed East Midlands Area Church Trails In progress: St Margaret, Luddington in the Brook, Northamptonshire St Leonard, Apethorpe, Northamptonshire  St James, Shardlow, Derbyshire - - - - - - - - - If you are considering applying for the Patricia Fay Funding, Grant applications deadlines are September 30th and February 28th.  You can submit on line via the national web site. - - - - - - - -
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