Two things stand out compared to a century ago:

  • Most women now work outside the home.
  • In Britain 70% of mothers with 9-12 month old babies now do some paid work.

This compares to only 25% twenty-five years ago.

Family eating breakfast

Research areas

Our research team specialises in areas including children and family relationships, children at risk on the streets and children's well-being.

Good Childhood Conversations

People participating in a Good Childhoo ConversationThe Good Childhood Conversations are local, community events that bring people together to discuss the issues and pressures facing young people today.

Questions raised include:

Worship resources

Prayer is a place where we meet God.

Youth Groups

Youth Groups

Holding a Christingle Celebration is a great way to get everyone together at this special time of year. The Christingle related activities and challenges are not only a great way to engage young people in the themes of the celebration but they can also contribute towards badge work.

Art, Design, Technology Christingle Resources

Find out how Christingle is a great opportunity to get creative, with resources for your Art, Design and Technology lessons. Read at The Children's Society

Religious Education

Religious Education

Christingle is an easy and memorable introduction to the Christian Faith. Whether you want to hold a Christingle in your class or use it as a way to explain Christianity, we have resources to help you.



Get creative and write about Christingle.

Whether the subject is the service itself, giving children back their childhood, or Gods Love, you can let your pupils' imagination run and create your own short story or poem. Try one of these resources:

Drama and the Christingle story

Use our drama resources for pupils to put on a Christingle talent evening to raise funds with Christmas plays and songs. Read at The Children's Society



Christingle is a great opportunity for children to look at the problems and risks facing children and young people today. Have a look at information about our work which includes a short film and project cards to download, print and read out. We also have a wide range of information on the children and young people we work with;