All Soul’s Service


all soulsThis years all souls service is held with in the church on Sunday November 1st at 4pm.

This is a time when we remember all those who have died and light a candle in their memory

General News from St Werburgh’s

church_news_icon_op_600x279All Age Worship

3rd Sunday of the month at 11am with a special emphasis on children and families



Confirmation ?

Ever thought of being confirmed ? If so contact Rev Carol on 01538 372082         .

There is a confirmation service at St Werburgh’s on 18th October.

St. Werburgh’s Toddler Group 

Meets each Tuesday, during the school Term in Kingsley Village Hall. 2pm to 3pm

No charge

St. Werburgh’s After School Club.

Meets every Friday Afternoon during term time  in the  Church.


Harvest Weekend



The church will be open for lights lunches and afternoon tea’s over the harvest weekend as follows :

Saturday 26th September 1.30pm – 4.30pm

In addition on the Saturday there will be singing by the School and Church choirs.

Sunday September 27th 12.30pm to 6pm

News Round Up

Over the next few weeks there are several events on at the Church:

Sunday 16th August – All Age Service

A more informal and shorter service involving children. All welcome.

Service starts at 11am

Saturday 22nd August – Harrogate Trip

Leaving the church gates at 8.30 am with a cost of £18 per person.

For more details contact Rev. Carol.

Sunday August 30th – Summer Sunday Lunch

Held in a Marquee in the church yard – £10 a head

Have you ever thought of being Confirmed?

If so contact Reverend Carol.





2015 Leavers Service

leaversTomorrow, Thursday 16th July see’s a leavers service at the Church as those children who are going to High School mark their time at the school.

The service will be held at the Church from 9.30am onwards.

Church Flower Festival 20th to 22nd June

With a theme of the Good Shepherd, his sheep, their wool and its uses the church is open as follows over the weekend :


Saturday 20th June 11am – 5pm

Sunday 21st June – 11am service and then open until 6pm when there will be Celebration Songs of Praise.

Monday 22nd June 1pm – 4pm

There will be light lunches, afternoon teas as well as a raffle and a table sale throughout the weekend.

Poster can be viewed by clicking the link below

Flower Festival website


pIn our recent sessions we’ve been talking about ‘Jesus on a donkey’. We played ‘Donkey Drive’. The dice was thrown and whichever number it landed on the part of the donkey represented by that number was pinned onto the donkey. A picture of a donkey was hidden in the Village Hall and the children took great delight in trying to find it. During the story, we acted out Palm Sunday.

For our craft we made donkey faces from paper plates. Using a paper plate covered in brown parcel paper, we coloured in the features of the donkey’s face, cut them out and glued them onto the plate.

We sang ‘We have a King who rides a donkey’ and finished with our song ‘Jesus Love’. The toddlers also painted daffodils and added middles and stems. These were placed on the ‘When I think about the Cross’ display in church. The following week we told the Easter Story. As it was told, the children found the pictures relating to that part of the story and glued them onto a piece of wallpaper. We sang a song about Mary. We had some Easter eggs for the children, so for the craft  Easter baskets were made, decorated with pictures about the Easter Story and the baskets were lined with coloured tissue paper for the eggs to go on. We sang our song and ended the session by wishing everyone a Happy Easter. All our families attended ‘Easter Cracked Open’ on Good Friday.

New members are always very welcome to our Parent and Toddler group. It is open to all parents and carers from all over the Benefice and we have members from the surrounding area. Parent and Toddler is free of charge.

We meet at Kingsley Village Hall during term time on Tuesdays 2.00 p.m. – 3.00 p.m.


Easter 2

J.A.M. and I.C.E. members worked hard to complete the Easter Display entitled ‘When I think about the Cross’. It was a “Jelly Bean” Cross. The differently coloured Jelly Beans were placed around the Cross with an explanation of what each one meant. Our Toddler Group made the daffodils for the display. We talked about seed growing – how Jesus was the seed that died and grew again.

Split into two groups, using strips of paper, we grew a plant from a seed measuring about seven metres down two of the aisles. Both seeds grew into completely different shapes. The children enjoyed working together, listening to each other and designing the shape the seed was to take. We also talked about Palm Sunday and made palm leaves to wave. A second palm leaf was made and we added words that described Jesus. Our worship continued with singing “We have a King who rides a donkey”.

Several members were able to attend the ‘Easter Cracked Open’ children’s activity service on Good Friday.


The meanings of the Jelly Beans

Red is for the blood he gave

Green is for the grass he made

Black is for the sins we make

White is for the grace he gave

Pink is for our new tomorrow

Purple is for his hour of sorrow

Orange is for the edge of night

Yellow is for the sun so bright


We meet during term time and our meetings are free.

Friday J.A.M. & I.C.E.  4.45 p.m. – 5.45 p.m.

Please note our change of time


CraftThe Mid-Churnet Craft Club met on Tuesday, 24th March in St. Werburgh’s Church. Thirteen members were able to attend. Knitting was the most popular craft, with other members working on

cross stitch, crocheting, fabric flowers and Easter crafting. The Bell Ringers arrived and the church was lively. During refreshments we sang Happy Birthday to Nick.




Our Craft Club is very sociable, please come along, we would be pleased to see you!

It’s a great place to make new friends, learn something new, or just come along for a cuppa and a chat. You may also have a craft that you’d like to share with us!

We are an informal, friendly group, who are always willing to help and learn from each other.

People attend from in and around the Benefice and beyond. If you don’t have a craft, but would like to start crafting, why not come along and we’ll start you off! Meetings cost just £1.00 per session which includes refreshments. Please check the pew sheets and posters in church for our next meeting.


Dedicated in church on Sunday 12th April, 2015

Eight members of Craft Club were in church for the blessing of the kneelers, four of which were on duty for the Offertory and Elements.




Worked by ….

Mid Churnet Valley Craft Club Members

Donated by….

The Club who meet at St. Werburgh’s Church, Kingsley

Dedicated to….

All the members September 2010 – 2014








Worked by….

Diane Lucas on behalf of The Craft Club

Donated by….

Mid Churnet Craft Club

Dedicated to….

Janet Reed (a dear friend) and members of the Craft Club