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April 1st – Easter Sunday
Decorating the Lenten Cross
The children investigate the ’empty tomb’
March 30th – Good Friday Walk of Witness and service following, with prayers on post-it notes on the cross – and of course the hot cross buns!
March 25th – Palm Sunday procession – complete with donkey!
December 3rd – Toy Service with the Mayor
October 8th – Harvest Festival and Harvest Lunch
September 10th – Sunday Club Anniversary
What the young people created over the summer to illustrate God’s Superheros:
Esther Daniel Samson
Miss Thelma Mills is presented with her Long Service Certificate by Rev Peter Goodhall, to celebrate 60 years of being a Methodist Local Preacher.
and cutting her celebration cake
June 20th – 30th Anniversary of the opening of Next Door, our coffee/book shop and drop-in centre.
June 18th – Official opening and dedication of The Loft, our new upper room in the church hall, by Rev Julian Pursehouse – Chair of the East Anglia District. The room will mostly be used for young people’s activities.
May 27th – Cake sale for Christian Aid, about £100 raised!
April 16th – Easter Morning!
The congregation decorate the Lenten Cross with flowers to celebrate the resurrection, having removed the symbols of Christ’s betrayal and crucifixion.
The children make an Easter Garden.
December 4th – Toy Service
The congregation donate new toys to be distributed by Social Services to less fortunate children around the town.
The Town Mayor, Councillor David Roach and his wife, received the toys on behalf of Social Services.
Two of our young people were wrapped as gifts to illustrate giving of ourselves.
December 2nd – Christmas Shopping Night
We put on two tableaux showing a traditional Nativity scene and how it might look in these times.
September 11th – Sunday Club Anniversary Service
Some of the things the children and their leaders made over the summer for this service about Noah and the flood.
March 26th – Find the Sheep and Messy Church event
December 24th – Crib service with Christingles
December 6th – Toys donated at the annual Toy Service
December 4th – Outreach at the Family Christmas Night: giving away hot fruit punch, mince pies & ‘goody bags’
October 4th – Harvest Festival: gifts donated were given to Jimmy’s Night Shelter in Cambridge; we also enjoyed a good lunch
June 27th – Outreach on the Recreation Ground: giving away cakes, biscuits & drinks, with activities for little ones
March 6th-8th – Church Weekend Away at High Leigh Conference Centre, Hertfordshire