Resources for Churches

There are many aspects to becoming a Single Friendly Church. The best place for churches to start is with our 5 Steps and Audit tool. Below are some accompanying resources to help you in this process.

Pastoral care

'What do I say when... ' Guidance on responding pastorally when someone asks you for advice on living life as a single Christian.

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Securely Single course

Most churches run a marriage course, but very few offer any courses for single people. Rev. Eleanor Jeans has created a fantastic 5-week course for churches to use in small group settings, online or in person.

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Church in the summer holidays

Many churches take a break from activities over the summer holidays. Here are some ideas for staying connected.

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Singleness and church: Frequently asked questions


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Ideas for Mother's Day

How can you celebrate Mother's Day inclusively and sensitively? We've collated some ideas from past research and our 2022 Mother's Day survey

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Mother's Day Webinar

A short webinar with insights into single people's experiences of Mother's Day and practical ideas for your church. Based on findings from our 2022 survey.

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Online training

Watch our introductory webinar on YouTube.

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Christmas resources

This year we ran a survey to gather single people's experiences of Christmas. We share the results and practical tips for welcoming and including single people in our Christmas webinar. Watch the recording - or if you're short on time download the powerpoint.

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How single is your local area?

We show you how to use the Office for National Statistics data to find what groups of single people there are in your local area.

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Using the word 'family'

Churches often have a strong focus on the family – but is it putting off single and childless people? 

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