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Resource Exchange

Southwark Diocese CYPM&M Resource Exchange

This new initiative, based in the Cathedral Education Centre, offers free loans of resources to support and enrich children and young people’s mission and ministry in churches and schools throughout the Anglican Diocese of Southwark.  

It is a joint partnership between the Diocese's Children and Young People’s Mission and Ministry team (CYPM&M) and the Cathedral Education Centre.

We are encouraging churches and schools to be a part of this through our free membership scheme.

Our resources include:

  • large play items;
  • worship resources;
  • Godly Play story boxes;
  • group resources.

We have called it a Resource Exchange as churches, schools and organisations may wish to share their own resources with others via the service. Contact us if you have an item you would like to share or suggestions for the purchase of new resources.

If you need help and advice on how to use the items, then do email us at edcentre@southwark.anglican.org or call us on 020 7367 6715. If there is no reply then someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

Hugh Ridsdill-Smith, Aike Kennett-Brown, Lisa Bewick, Emily Halton.

How to join & book

It is easy and free to join the Resource Exchange. Just download a membership form, complete it and email to the Cathedral Education Centre at edcentre@southwark.anglican.org.

You can then make bookings using the downloadable downloadable booking form. Complete it and email to the Cathedral Education Centre at edcentre@southwark.anglican.org.

We suggest early booking to avoid disappointment. Please allow 10 working days for processing a request and organising delivery. If an item is required more quickly, please contact the Education Centre.

The loan period is three weeks.

Delivery and returns

We are keen to make the Exchange as easy as possible to use. We are trialling a free delivery and returns service for Anglican Churches of the Diocese of Southwark and SDBE schools on smaller items for a limited period. However, additional postage and packing costs may apply on larger items. Personal collection can be organised by prior arrangement.

If you have any problems or questions, please do contact the Southwark Diocese Resource Exchange on 020 7367 6715 or edcentre@southwark.anglican.org.

Terms and Conditions:

The project is administered by the Cathedral Education Centre, which is often busy with school groups. It is not an open resource centre.

It is your responsibility to ensure the safe and proper use of all resources. We cannot be held liable for any loss, accident or injury.

A limit of up to £50 per organisation is assigned for delivery and collection costs. After this amount has been reached, organisations will be asked to pay for this service.

Churches and schools not in the Diocese of Southwark are welcome to use the Resource Exchange. However, there will be a small charge for the loan, in additional to delivery costs.

Damage / missing items

We rely on our members to look after our resources. Please check the inventory when you receive the resource and notify us immediately of any missing or damaged items. If loss or damage occurs during the loan period, we reserve the right to charge for replacements. 

If you have any problems or questions, please do contact the Southwark Diocese Resource Exchange on 020 7367 6715 or edcentre@southwark.anglican.org.