Storytelling in church every third Wednesday in the month from 5.30 – 6.30pm. We have a story and a discussion, then we are served with sandwiches, homemade cakes and cookies, tea and squash. Everybody is welcome, of any age and it is free.
It is very important that we increase our work among families and children. We have a little Sunday School and it is always a pleasure to see two or three children at our Sung Eucharist. There are a number of children who come to our Family Eucharists on the first Sunday of each month. But we do need to make further progress for the future of our church. This is why Bridget Caudle, Emily Brailsford and myself, with the support of the Mission Committee, have decided to undertake a new project called Godly Play.
These Godly Play sessions are open to everyone, not just children and their families. Emily writes:
In ancient times the Bible was not a book, it was stories, often told around a campfire where the children listened to the elders’ tales. The ability to listen deeply, with wonder, has been lost. Children love to hear and tell stories, a natural medium of childhood communication. Stories are where all of us, children and adults together, find our identity, our family. Stories are where we integrate the experiences of our life into acts of recognition, celebration and meaning. Through story, we invite one another to make meaning of our world and ultimately our lives.
During the Godly Play sessions we will explore the Bible through story telling. We will be having monthly Godly Play sessions throughout 2016.
Dates for 2017 (5:30 – 6:30pm in St. Giles Church)
- 18th January
- 15th February
- 15th March
- 19th April
- 17th May
- 21st June
- 19th July
- 16th August
- 20th September
- 18th October
- 15th November
- 13th December (Moved forward a week)
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