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.
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
In 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.
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
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
The Club who meet at St. Werburgh’s Church, Kingsley
All the members September 2010 – 2014
Diane Lucas on behalf of The Craft Club
Mid Churnet Craft Club
Janet Reed (a dear friend) and members of the Craft Club
St. Werburgh’s Church, welcomed children of various ages, accompanying adults, made up of mums/dads/grandparents and leaders for the ‘Easter Cracked Open’ service held on Good Friday. The weather outside was wet and cold, but inside church there was a great atmosphere. A lady told us that as she approached the church door, there was a wonderful buzz of activity coming from inside. Refreshments were on offer. The adults took time to look at the Stations of the Cross paintings, which were placed around the church. Several parents helped to wash up. 6 crafts were available for the children to construct and decorate.
- A wind sock
- A foam cross
- An Easter story paper plate
- Brown bags to take their crafts home in
- Easter prayer cards which were displayed in church
- Cress seeds
After the crafting the children and adults sat in the pews and the leaders led the worship. The children were asked questions about Good Friday and Easter Day. They were told the story of ‘Jesus dies on the Cross’, we sang ‘When I think about the Cross. Our worship was brought to an end with everyone saying The Lord’s Prayer. The leaders gave out Easter eggs to all the children to bring the morning to a close. We would like to thank everyone who gave their time to make the morning a success. Our leaders came from 3 churches in our Benefice, Messy Church and the Mid Churnet Craft Club.