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National prayer month for toddler groups – June 2016

1277: Make them count

The approximate number of days that a child in the UK has between birth and starting ‘nursery’ is just 1,277.  And it was from a desire to make each of those days count, that the group 1277 was formed in 2009. It is an ecumenical group that is passionate about resourcing and supporting church-based toddler groups, the under-fives, and the families with whom they work.

With over 20,000 churches estimated to be running toddler groups in the UK, it is so important for the group leaders, children and families to be backed in prayer. 1277 have chosen June 2016 as a national prayer month for parent and toddler group ministries.  A range of resources, from posters to craft activities, can be found on the 1277 website.

If your church does not have a toddler group, please take time to consider whether this is a ministry that is needed, or join in in praying for groups in other churches across the country.

Please join 1277 and many others in praying and supporting the work of church toddler groups.

Download the National month of Prayer Press Release

Download a copy of the National month of Prayer poster

Download resources to accompany the National month of Prayer