Despite the cold wind a large group followed Mr Jolly the donkey for our annual Palm Sunday procession
What better way to celebrate the Trinity 3 Sunday than with a visit to our morning praise service by Trinity – the Christian band from Holland
They were ending a short UK tour and interrupted their journey home to come and play for our service. A 5am departure from Torquay saw them arrive at 8:30am in time to setup for our 10am service…………..
and grab a quick breakfast…..
And what a memorable service it was. A great mix of their material with popular worship songs which included all ages…………
we will look forward to them returning hopefully in 2016
Was Daniel in the lions’ den or was he in space?
Over sixty enthusiastic primary school age local children took off with the space academy at St John’s church this week, as part of the annual holiday club. They sang, made craft items, played games, took part in drama and generally had a terrific time – while learning about Daniel and his amazing faith. The link between the lions’ den and “the final frontier” may not be an obvious one, but it all made sense in the end.
As usual with one of our holiday clubs, bad jokes, silly costumes, preposterous props, adults reliving their childhood and children finding out that church can be fun were all in evidence.
Young people from Rownhams School releasing their balloons at the end of an action packed day at St. Johns. Each year those ending their time at our two local schools mark the transition to secondary education with a day of activities at St. John’s. Footprints, church detectives, craft, bell ringing and drama are the sessions, and the day concludes with drama and a balloon launch of their hopes for the future.
Getting the gold award has really been a team effort: many church members first became aware of the need to look after the environment when they went away for a weekend together and heard a powerful presentation from the environmental charity A Rocha. They decided that practical action was needed.
On Sunday 3rd February Andy Lester from A Rocha (the Christian conservation charity) spoke at our all age service. After the service he took questions from young and old on his conservation work, and his visits to Africa.
This was part of our program to obtain the Diocesan Environmental Gold Award which we expect to receive this year. Activities included making bird feeders…
The donated gifts at our toy & gift service on Sunday 2nd December 2012. The donated gifts will being going to Christmas Completed organised by SCRATCH.