Resource Centres

The resource centre is now OPEN for click and collect on Thursdays. Please contact Anna Main for booking and information. 01603 882374.

Our Resource Centres in Easton, Loddon and Gaywood contain a wide range of materials for church, parish or school based work with children and young people.
Browse and borrow from an extensive library of books, DVDs, puppets, Godly Play sets, games and Prayer Space equipment. Items can be borrowed within the area of the Diocese of Norwich, usually for up to one month. To borrow items your parish, organisation or school must be registered (see further information below).

Please check the online catalogue for availability and call or email to reserve items. Please note all items must be collected from and returned to the Resource Centre from which they are borrowed.

Registering to Join

From 1 January 2019 those wishing to register to borrow resources must do so through their organisation (a Diocese of Norwich Parish, Non CofE Church, School, Academy, Group or Charitable Organisation).  All existing and previous borrowers will need to re-register if they wish to continuing borrowing.

Details of registration and payment are outlined below, but in summary:

  • A lead contact registers on behalf of their organisation, with their organisation’s permission by completing the Organisation Registration Form.
  • On receipt of the registration form the organisation will be invoiced for £25 which is payable annually when the registration is renewed.
  • Individual borrowers may then register with the permission of their organisation by filling in the Borrower Registration Form.

How to register for borrowing resources

A lead contact – with their organisation’s permission – needs to fill out the Organisation Registration Form.

Forms can be completed now and returned to or you can register prior to borrowing for the first time.

Once an organisation is registered, individual borrowers from the organisation can register to borrow items. By registering, borrowers agree that the organisation has given their permission for them to register as a borrower, the organisation is aware of the purposes for which the individual is borrowing resources and that the organisation is suitably insured to cover the activity and use of resources.


When an organisation is registered they will be invoiced for £25 by the Diocese of Norwich. This annual payment allows all registered individuals of the organisation to borrow items throughout the year (1st January – 31st December). Individual item charges will no longer apply, however small charges may still be applicable for consumable items e.g. badge pieces for the badge maker. Charges for consumables can be paid at the time of loan.

By signing up, the organisation and individual agrees to abide by the terms and conditions including having appropriate insurance and paying for repair or replacement should items be damaged whilst on loan.


Once registered, the process for borrowing remains the same. Items can be reserved through the online catalogue or by contacting the CYF team. Registered borrowers are also welcome to come and browse the resources. All items must be signed out by a member of staff or using the sign-out book in the resource centre.

If visiting Diocesan House, a member of the CYF team (when available) will be able to help you, or you will be able to sign out the keys from main reception to access the resource centre. If you are visiting St John’s Loddon, please phone ahead to check the church will be open.

Online Library Catalogue

The library catalogue is available to be searched online; please feel free to browse.  Please email or call Anna to enquire about making reservations.

Click here to go to the Library Catalogue



The Children, Youth & Families Resource Centre is based at Diocesan House, 109 Dereham Road, Easton, Norwich, NR9 5ES

Currently open for collection and returns on Thursdays.

Please call or email Anna in advance to arrange a visit due to staff homeworking some of the time.

Tel: 01603 882374



Our satellite resource centre run by volunteers is based at St John’s Church, George Lane, Loddon, NR14 6NB.

Please telephone in advance to confirm times for a visit: 01508 521179 

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