The majority of people nowadays would say that they're spiritual, but not 'religious'. People generally assume that I'm religious... but I think religious sounds like being rather fussy about rules. And for me being a signed-up Christian isn't about being religious in that sense, it's about relationships - our relationship with God and our relationships with each other.
I imagine that most parents want their children to have a spiritual dimension to their life, want their spirits as well as their minds and bodies to grow strong and healthy; but it's not easy to know how to do that. Doing nothing and hoping for the best might not be enough.
But church is meant to be a place where you can explore, ask questions and grow spiritually On the other hand, taking children to church can seem a bit daunting. Grown-ups worry that the children will be a nuisance. Children worry that they're going to be bored and everyone wonders whether they'll understand what's going on!
Which is why we are starting a new service for Potterhanworth and Nocton. It's going to be at St Andrew's church because it has a few more facilities compared with Nocton church. We have a more flexible space - and a kitchen.
It's going to be once a month to start with, on the first Sunday of each month. It's going to be at 4 pm, and it's going to be for everyone. Which is why we're calling it Church4ALL.
It will be relaxed and informal - and fun! There'll be singing, things to make and do, something to eat and drink. It will be designed for children and young families, but also for anyone else who'd like to try a less formal approach to church.
We'll be launching Church4ALL on Sunday 2 July. You'll all be welcome to come along and give it a go.
If you play a musical instrument - guitar, flute, trumpet, drums, whatever - and would like to contribute to the music please do get in touch. We'd love to hear from you.