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Getting Ready to Worship


Introduction to the Unit

Gathering Song

Getting Ready for Bible Storytelling



Saying Sorry to God

Saying Sorry Action

God Gives us a New Start

Prayers for Other People

Prayer Action

Thank You God

Creative Response

Sharing God's Peace

Taking God's Love

Into the World

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Creative Response

➜ Book 1, pp129-166.

For a wide range of Creative Starter Ideas to support the Jesus, Light of the World unit, see Book 2, pp.44-50.

The following templates, created by the children of St Peter's, Walworth may come in useful.

Traditional Epiphany Chalking of the Home

It’s an ancient Epiphany tradition for families to gather to ask for God’s blessing on their home and all who visit or live there. Chalk is used to write 20 + C + M + B + 18 (or whichever year you are in) on the lintel, the doorstep or close to the door of the house, along with prayers asking Jesus to visit and be present in that home.


Give the children the opportunity to lead their family in this Epiphany tradition by offering them a piece of chalk, instructions and the prayers to take home. 

PDF of Epiphany Chalking Instructions & Prayers


Note: C M B represents the traditional names of the Magi (Casper, Melchior and Balthazar) as well as the Latin words Christus mansionem benedictat, ‘May Christ bless the house.’

At St Peter’s, Walworth, we bless the chalk as a gathered church at the end of our Sunday service, before sending the congregation out to pray for God’s blessing on their homes.

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