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November 11th – Remembrance 100

Our Remembrance Poppy Cascade in honour of the fallen, but especially those whose names are inscribed on our Memorial Stone.


October 21st – Pioneer Commissioning

Charmaine Slade was commissioned as the very first Methodist Pioneer not just from this District but from the whole Methodist Connexion.

Charmaine with Rev Barbara Garwood (Deputy Chair of District) and Rev Peter Goodhall.

Charmaine with Senior Church Steward Jacqueline Stewart

October 7th – Harvest Festival Gifts

The Prayer Sunflower – the petals are post-it notes with prayers on.

Harvest Lunch – a veritable feast! Thanks to Dave R, Mike W & Mick E for all their hard work in preparing it.

Farewell presentation to Captain Andrew & Gemma Payne

June 24th – Youth for Christ Celebration Roadshow

The strawberry laces game

The ping pong ball game

Car Pool Testimony

The new logo


June 17th – Ability Sunday

Members of our Lantern Group for adults with learning disabilities led the service.

The pieces of wool representing us all joined together – they are being knitted into a scarf, picture when it’s done!

Share and Prayer time.

Drama – The Crowd, all wearing hats!


Zaccheus in his sycamore tree.

Jesus speaks to Zaccheus.

Singing “The Father Himself loves you” to each other at the end of the service.

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 


September 3rd

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 empty tomb

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.

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December 2nd – Christmas Shopping Night

We put on two tableaux showing a traditional Nativity scene and how it might look in these times.

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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.

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March 26th – Find the Sheep and Messy Church event

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March 4th

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December 24th – Crib service with Christingles

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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’

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October 4th – Harvest Festival: gifts donated were given to Jimmy’s Night Shelter in Cambridge; we also enjoyed a good lunch

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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