Children and Families

Children and Families Ministry (CFM)

We believe that children are an essential part of the kingdom of God.

We believe that we are on a faith journey together and we are intentional about how we form the faith of our young people, as well as everyone in our church community.

We do this by connecting with children and their whānau, creating opportunities for intergenerational connection and facilitating relationships with people and groups in the wider community.

For more information, please contact:


Looking for a children’s programme at a church?

Kids' church

Many of our local churches run Sunday-based children’s programmes. If you would like to find out what is available in your area, click here to find your local church.

Mainly Music and Mainly Play

Some of our churches run Mainly Music and Mainly Play groups which cater for preschoolers and their families. Find a local mainly music/play group here.

Diocesan programmes

These support services are run in Anglican churches for the local community.

Seasons for Growth

Seasons for Growth programmes are educative programmes designed to assist children, young people, and adults to process the effects of grief, loss and change and to develop skills that build resilience and wellbeing.

Find out more

Space for you and your baby

Auckland Anglican Space for you and your baby is a parenting programme mainly for first-time parents of newborn babies. Parents and babies attend the sessions together.

Find out more

Needing support for ministry?

Our Children and Family Ministries Facilitator supports church and children’s ministry leaders, and support teams through one-on-one meetings, support groups, discussions, resourcing, equipping and team building.

We have a number of workshops, programmes and resources that you can access to empower and equip your ministry to and with children. Email if you would like to know more about any of the following programmes.

MAP your ministry

Create a ministry action plan for your children’s ministry with your team. Click here for the booklet or contact us for a hard copy, or if you would like to organise a team session.

Mainly Music and Mainly Play

Mainly Music and Mainly Play cater for preschoolers and their families. For resources to use with your group, see the Mainly Music and Mainly Play NZ website.

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