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Messy Church

The next Messy Church has been cancelled and I don't yet have details of a possible service in July; I'll post such information here as soon as I get it.

Messy Church is a form of church for children and adults that involves creativity, celebration and hospitality. It typically includes a welcome, a creative time to explore the biblical theme through getting messy; a short celebration time involving story, prayer, song, games and similar.

Messy Church finishes with a sit-down meal together at tables, to which everyone is welcome.

Fine out about Messy Church here.

Absent Friends

Absent friends

We held a special service to remember those whom we have loved and lost on Sunday 20th November.

This was the second year we have held the Absent Friends service and this one was attended by more people. These services are a time of quiet reflection with some readings and songs. also, there is an opportunity to light a candle, or write something down. Most, if not all of those present came through afterwards to the hall for tea/coffee and some cake, and also a time to share with others who may have experienced something similar.

A photo of our prayer tree and candles lit in memory of those we have loved and lost from our moving service this evening. There was a wealth of music, poetry, readings and time to quietly reflect and remember.

We will almost certainly try to make this an annual service.

To Absent Friends: a people's festival of storytelling and remembrance has been set up to encourage people to hold events to remember our friends and family members who have died. We have a national ceremony in November of remembrance for those who have died in conflict but little is done nationally to remember others who were close to us; To Absent Friends aims to do this. Some towns have held concerts or evenings of poetry reading, or simply family get-togethers.

There is a website which will give you more information: www.toabsentfriends.org.uk.

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