Christingle Special Guest

Christingle Special Guest

At our 5pm Christingle service this evening, Charlie and Alice were joined by Kebab the Camel! He had accidentally made it to Woodkirk (we think with the help of Dr Who) on his way back from carrying one of the wise men back from Bethlehem.

Here is Charlie and Alice with Kebab in front of the crib in the altar.

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DIY Nativity

DIY Nativity

A fairly new tradition at St Mary’s is instead of having a rehearsed Nativity play, children turn up on the Sunday morning and take part in whichever role they can.

As you can imagine, this can be a little chaotic, but as Amanda always reminds us, the first Christmas hardly took place to a detailed plan!

This year the church was heaving, with standing room only. We approximately counted over 200 adults and over 100 children. Definitely a busy start to the Christmas period!

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Easter Sunday Banner

Easter Sunday Banner

This superb banner was made by children at the Children’s Activity Morning last Saturday. Each child made a butterfly to represent the new life of Easter, and they were all stuck to this banner which was hung high above the chancel of the church for Easter Sunday!



Easter Pictures

Easter Pictures

The children at the local Hill Top Primary School have been drawing pictures about Holy Week and Easter. We have displayed the pictures around church from today, Palm Sunday.

The pictures start with Palm Sunday, go through Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and finally Easter Sunday.

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Maundy Thursday

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Good Friday

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Easter Sunday

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Our God is a Great Big God!!

What a wonderful All age service this morning. The services were based around Collossians which instead of being read, was given in a much more engaging way using this video:



Even more enjoyable was a new (and highly addictive) new song. Be warned, when you listen to this, you not get it out of your head for the rest of the day, or possibly ever!