The award was received at a special celebration service.
The Child Friendly Church Award (CFCA) aims to encourage and enable churches to provide children with the very best possible experience of church, and involve children in the liturgy from as early an age as possible. The award started in the Diocese of Liverpool and has been rolled out by dioceses across the country.
Rev Canon Janet Eastwood, from Holy Trinity, had this to say upon recieving the award:
“Holy Trinity has had a long tradition of welcoming and including children and families in every part of church life. From Services and Climbers and Scramblers Groups on Sunday's, to midweek Choir, Cafe Connect, Uniformed Organisations and Jacey's, and occasional events such as the recent children's film night, we really work hard to share our love of Jesus with the children who are welcomed into our church. A member of our congregation even made a special altar frontal which says, 'let the children come to me'. We are blessed with a dedicated team of leaders and helpers working with children, teenagers and families. Receiving the Child Friendly Church Award was recognition of their dedication and the warmth of the welcome our congregation extend. We thank Caroline Collins for all her advice and support.”