Our Story

She stayed behind because she thought it would be worthwhile trying the door of the wardrobe, even though she felt almost sure that it would be locked. To her surprise, it opened quite easily, and two mothballs dropped out. 

Looking into the inside, she saw several long coats hanging up – mostly long fur coats. There was nothing Lucy liked so much as the smell and feel of fur. She immediately stepped into the wardrobe and got in among the coats and rubbed her face against them, leaving the door open, of course, because she knew it is very foolish to shut oneself into any wardrobe. Soon she went further in and found that there was a second row of coats hanging up behind the first one. It was almost quite dark in there and she kept her arms stretched out in front of her so as not to bump her face into the back of the wardrobe. She took a step further in – then two or three steps – always expecting to feel woodwork against the tips of her fingers. But she could not feel it.”

C.S. Lewis, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

The Resources Cupboard was first launched in April 2014, by Becky May, a former teacher, with a vision to resource the local church, primarily through the creation of written resources, and training events.

In June 2021, The Resources Cupboard reached a new stage in our development as a ministry, recognising the many opportunities that exist for churches to begin, or extend, their work with children, young people and families, and the great strengths that can be found in collaborative working. The Resources Cupboard is a growing ministry, operating as a charity.

Just as in the story of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, as Lucy goes to open the wardrobe, she has no idea what lies behind the door and the journey she will go on. This is the hope for The Resources Cupboard, that it will be a place where people can be resourced in many different ways and discover new adventures in their work with children, young people and families.

We would love to journey with your church at this time, are you ready to enter The Resources Cupboard?