I’ve been asked a couple of times about what we’ve done on Shrove Tuesday. We have a pancake party for people of all ages at which we do some serious shriving! We decided to make a big deal out of Lent because it makes Easter much more special. Burying the Alleluia In the past we
I’m in the midst of running numerous Messy Christingle afternoons for our local school. I was thinking of ideas to engage slightly older children (Years 5 and 6) so went to my happy place – The Range (UK shop). I came across these empty baubles (£1.99 for 6) which gave rise to this… I cut
All credit to Ellie Wilson our diocesan advisor for the under fives! Awesomeness abounds. I just happened to be sat in the children and youth department’s office being a disturber of the peace. When talking about what was going on I mentioned our toddler group and Ellie tumbled out a gazillion awesome ideas. The one
Hat tip to @prescentorsue for bringing it to my attention.
I’ve spent the last four weeks doing activity days with 5-11 year old’s at Holy Nativity. Today we looked at The Good Samaritan and “who is my neighbour”? Two minutes and seventeen seconds of animation isn’t going to fill your four hours up but they all shouted “let’s watch it again” afterwards. I think it
Fr Simon Rundell published one of the best idea for Pentecost on his blog whilst I was on holiday. I found myself in a bar in Rhodes looking up popcorn machines on eBay. When the day of Pentecost had arrived, we were gathered in Holy Nativity Church with the scouts and a load of visitors
Here’s something original that I’ve written. It isn’t meant to be read, it is meant to be orated by someone with a strong Yorkshire accent – Me. If all goes to plan, I will be doing that very thing at this moment in time in church. Hope you like it. It was the end of
The Church of England today launched its Lenten discipline with a fanfare. It is a wonderful initiative to take look at the world around us and take it all in. As a psychologist, Ruth has been using mindfulness techniques for years to improve people’s mental health. We have actually used the raisin exercise in church
Have you started opening the windows on your advent calendar? Is there chocolate inside? Wondering if there is more than this? I mean what are we really heading towards anyway? Some tinsel, a new jumper from your mum and a roast turkey? Is that it?? Really?! Each day we will post a new 30 second
I stumbled upon this video.