Mothers’ Union in the Diocese of Salisbury worked together with the Diocesan Children’s Adviser to run a day on the Bye Buy Childhood campaign, as part of the diocese’s Continuing Ministerial Training Programme.
The day was attended by clergy, lay pastoral assistants and Mothers’ Union members. Following presentations on the commercialisation of childhood by different speakers, participants gathered in workshops to think of practical ways in which schools and churches could bring about change.
During the time of worship, participants demonstrated their commitment to ending the commercialisation of childhood by tying a special ribbon onto a ‘prayer net’.
A summary of actions to take was also sent to participants as a reminder of their commitment.