From fetes to flower festivals, holiday clubs and church picnics, summer offers so many opportunities to keep in touch with contacts. Here you'll find easy ways to welcome wedding couples, families of recently baptized children and those who are bereaved, throughout the the summer months.

Although there are fewer national festival days during the summer season, that doesn’t mean the opportunities for inviting contacts to get involved in church life have run out.

There are still lots of ways to keep in touch and offer a warm welcome all summer long.

Articles for Summer
Inspiring reads all about the importance of rest, holidays, the great outdoors and involving God in all our journeys – use them for free in your parish magazine/website.
Open Articles for Summer

Summer for engaged couples
Summer is a great time to have weddings and marriage in church in mind. Whether you have weddings that are about to happen, or weddings that are still a year or more away
Open Summer for engaged couples

Godparents' Sunday 11th July 2021
The godchild/godparent relationship is really special and can still be celebrated and supported during this time. Whatever the pandemic situation is, there will still be things you can do. Find resources here to help.
Open Godparents' Sunday 11th July 2021

Summer support for bereaved families
Staying in contact with people and going out can be helpful to those who are coping with the loss of a loved one, especially those who have been left on their own. Here are some examples of ways to support them.
Open Summer support for bereaved families

Summer for young families
With longer daylight hours and school holidays, there are lots of opportunities for parents to get out and about and spend time with their children. The church can offer activities to help families discover new things, meet new people, have fun and make memories. Here are some ways to help.
Open Summer for young families