This is an idea I have shamelessly stolen from @revleahvs. Play is such an important part of learning. One Sunday night I watched a ten year old from Holy Nativity put her arms up in the air and recount the words of invitation I use at the eucharist. We learn through playing. So we
The communion meal is a service we have held at Holy Nativity for the last three years. It is a communion service in reverse. It is a place for all ages to gather together around God’s table, to share bread and wine together, to eat together, to explore the bible together and to pray together.
We were discussing welcome on Facebook and someone shared this video. It made me laugh.
The Works Publisher’s Outlet currently has some really good resources that are ridiculously cheap! Over the course of the last week or so I’ve been tentatively ordering copies to give them a read. My experience is that when books like this appear in outlets they often stray far and wide from the source material. So
As we have journeyed together through lent as a community at Holy Nativity, people have been asking how we can grow as disciples. One thing I keep being asked about is prayer. There is a universal truth about all people who believe; every single one of us thinks we’re rubbish at praying. By listening to
I’ve just been in ASDA and they’re sellinglamb of God who takes away the sins of the world finger puppets for a pound. They also have sheep bags and baskets for £1.50. Go and sort out all of your Easter toddler worship needs!
At the Christmas Rock Mass we prayed for Jesus to bring light into the dark situations around the world and in our lives. I bought a couple of paper chain making kits from eBay. With suitable music playing, people wrote their prayers on the back of their links and added them to the chain. It
Since the late 19th century, The Church has been held hostage to one of the most theologically facile songs that has ever been sung during a service. All of the accusations of “pie in the sky when you die” and a “bearded man in the sky” can be found in this universal favourite. When combined
The Nursery Rhyme Mass is one of the most interesting developments in sacramental ministry with children that I’ve come across. Fr Simon and other contributors like Mtr Leah have been using familiar tunes to engage the young and old with the sacraments. I haven’t yet had time to be able to incorporate a regular worship