Next month’s Rock Mass is “Rock Mass Unplugged” in the park with a BBQ. Jonnie Parkin from Luminous has helped us out by cutting a labyrinth into the church park.
Today, I’m in the middle of leading group sessions as part of the Year 7 retreat programme in a large Church of England secondary school. The children and youth department from WYAD hand me the activity and then it evolves as the day proceeds. With groups of ten pupils we started exploring the changes in
Last year we took the yoof to The Big Night Out. If you have got a small youth group at your church it is a fantastic opportunity for them to see that they are part of something bigger. The event starts off with the rides and then in the evening there are a few bands. If
It has been a week of strange experiences. I mentioned in passing to our lovely local journalists that I was involved in a service at Dewsbury Minster called the “Rock Mass”. Obviously we have done a few of these before but this time it seems to have legs. Something to do with it being in a
The Rock Mass just got big!! Time for ‘Metanoia’ to ROCK Dewsbury Minster! Wakefield Diocese are having a huge celebration of the 400th anniversary of the Authorised Version of the bible called Biblefresh Wakefield. There are all sorts of activities going on during the day. In the evening we will be holding a Rock Mass. It
When my blog first moved here from myspace in 2007 I was not a priest in the church of England, I was part way through my ordination training and temporarily back in my previous role as an RE teacher. I graduated from Newcastle University in 2000 with a degree in Religious Studies, looking at religion from a
After 4 years of playing together as a band it looks like we can’t shake each other off and we’re destined to do more m/ m/ worshipping. We threw naming the band over to 100 thousand girl guides last summer but nothing seemed to stick. In one last throw of the dice we asked twitter.
Each year all of the churches in town walk through to the town square and have a short act of remembrance on Good Friday. Last year I had no idea what they were expecting. I put on a Death Row shirt and slung a giant wooden crucifix over my shoulders and carried it at the front