News and Events for Children and Families February 2018
The next two Messy Church dates are Wednesday 31st January and Wednesday 28th February from 4 to 6pm. As usual there will be lots of crafts, followed by a short time in church and then a meal for everyone. It is free and there is no need to book. All ages welcome, however, all children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. There will be no Messy Church on Wednesday 28th March.
Baptism Discovery Mornings
Feel free to pop into Roots coffee shop between 11am and 12 noon on the 3rd Monday of each month to find out more about Baptism and Naming ceremonies for children. There will be helpful leaflets to take away.
The Secret Angel and 'Messy Easter' Event
On Saturday 24th March at 2.30 pm Saltmine Theatre company are coming to perform a dramatic version of the Easter story called ‘The Secret Angel.’ This will be followed from 3.30 to 5pm by a Messy Easter Event. These afternoon activities are open to any age; however, all children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Tickets should be available to purchase from early February. Look out for further details in the next couple of weeks.
You can help with the event in lots of ways. These include welcoming people, stewarding, chatting to children and parents, helping to plan and supervise crafts and games and helping with refreshments. If you would like to get involved with the event in any of these ways do talk to me.
Children’s Activity Days
There are 2 activity days for children coming up this Spring. Both days run from 10am to 4pm, for children aged reception to year 6, price is £10 per child, concessions are available.
OnWednesday 11th April we have Easter Eggstravaganza. Come and reflect on the Easter story through games, crafts, songs, gospel illusions and much, much more.
On Wednesday 30th May come and enjoy ‘Spring into Action.’
If you would like further information about either of these activity days do contact me at or Tel: 07517 368362.
I now have some new neighbours. The Grape Family have moved in next door to me. Lovely Bunch.
Children and Family Worker
News and Events for Children and Families November 2017
Baptism Discovery Mornings
Feel free to pop into Roots coffee shop between 11 am and 12 noon on the 3rd Monday of each month to find out more about Baptism and naming ceremonies for children. There will be helpful leaflets to take away.
On Wednesday 29th November from 4 to 6 pm we have our Advent Messy Church. There will be lots of Advent crafts, followed by a short time in church and then a meal for everyone. It is free and there is no need to book. All ages welcome, however, all children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Advent Toddler Praise
On Friday 1st December at 11 am we have our Advent Toddler Praise for children under 5 accompanied by parents or carers. The Toddler Praise will last about 20 minutes and then there will be light refreshments available afterwards.
Christmas Event for Children and Families
Saturday 2nd December 2 to 5 pm
Christmas crafts, games and music for children from Reception to Year 6. Cost £3 per child. Mums, dads, grandparents, siblings and carers are invited to join for free at 4.30 pm for carols, a cup of tea and a mince pie.
Contact John at for further details and booking information.
This year’s Christingle service will be on Saturday 23rd December at 4.30 pm. Look out for further information about this in the coming weeks.
Humpty Dumpty didn’t have a good Summer, but he had a great Fall.
The next issue of Focus will be the December/ January issue, due out at the end ofNovember. The deadline for articles is Wednesday 15th November. Please send articles to , or leave in the Church Office or put in the pigeon holes under ‘F
News and Events for Children and Families August 2017
Baptism Discovery Mornings
The next Baptism Discovery morning will be on Monday 18th September between 11 am and 12 noon. Feel free to pop into Roots coffee shop between these times to ask any questions you may have about baptism, naming ceremonies or thanksgiving ceremonies for children. There will be helpful leaflets to take away.
The next Messy Church takes place on Wednesday 27th September from 4 to 6 pm. There are crafts and games and one or two challenges for the first hour, followed by a short time in church and then a meal for everyone. It is free and there is no need to book. All ages welcome, however, all children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Lots of fun activities at Polar Explorers Holiday Club for ages 5 to 15 from 10 am to 2.15 pm Tuesday 29th August to Friday 1st September. The cost is £30 for all 4 days or £10 per day. Stay on for Polar Explorers Extra till 4 pm for just an extra £3 per day.
Feel free to drop off any plastic milk bottles of any size with or without lids to the main office as we will use these to build igloos for our set. Also, if you think you may have some polar or wintry stuff that may be useful to our set please contact me at , or contact Helen Griffin, email:.
There are many ways in which you can help to support Polar Explorers on and before the day. If you would like to be part of a prayer team that would pray on the premises at church while Polar Explorers takes place do please contact me. For more information or to book places contact me by email or telephone.
As this is a double issue you will be delighted to know that there are 2 jokes.
‘A friend said to me, ‘What rhymes with orange?’ I said, ‘No it doesn’t.’
Would anyone like to buy a broken antique barometer from me? No pressure.
John Wilson 01372 741384/07517368362
Group With No Name (GWNN)
GWNN is a group especially for young people in Year 7 upwards (until end of school age).
We meet on Sundays, gathering from 5.45 pm to 7.15 pm, and spend some time spent catching up with mates over a drink and games including the Wii, we have an activity that varies from week to week and we wind things up at about 8.30pm.
We do a whole range of fun stuff; DVDs, pool, table tennis, quizzes, chat, games consoles, crafts, puzzles and many more exciting activities.
We would be delighted to welcome newcomers.
Just turn up, enjoy the fun and leave us with your e-mail address so we can keep you updated about future topics and social outings.
Contact Lucy Beard, Youth Worker for more information