Helping parents provide loving, stable families for children

Can you imagine any job that is more challenging, rewarding, frustrating and exhilarating than being a parent of today? It’s probably the most significant role we will ever have and it doesn’t need a single thing on your CV. It’s the sort of job you’ve just started to figure out by the time you’re finished. Bringing up the next generation has never been easy, from everyday challenges, like getting your little ones to clean their teeth, say “Please,” or sit at the table, to the more worrying issues that can be present in our daily lives.

The Diocese of Manchester has fully trained and experienced facilitators who can deliver free Parent Group courses and informal discussion sessions for your church, school or organisation, covering ages from 0 to 16 years. These can be fully accredited courses, or individual ones devised from a variety of excellent resources. Why not have a suggestion box for parents, where they can comment on the sort of topics they would like to explore, or hold a coffee morning/evening just to get parents chatting together?

If you would like to find out more, or are interested in becoming a facilitator, please contact us at for an informal chat with one of our Parent Group team.


Parentalk is a flexible, DVD-based course that covers essential topics for parents of children up to the early teenage years. It is suitable for parents from all different backgrounds and family structures.

We now have this course available to facilitate.





Care for the Family’s Playtime project equips thousands of church-based toddler groups to support parents through its conferences and online resources.