AD Kingdom - January 2018

Approximately 20 men joined together to watch two episodes of the series we have continued to play each month.  We opened in prayer, sang worship songs and got a poke of salted popcorn and a can of pop for watching the series.  Afterwards, we had home-made fruit soda bread, tea & coffee and Glenn Johnston gave a brief talk on the episodes that were shown.

Messy Valentine - February 2018

To celebrate the ultimate love (God’s love for us) on Valentine’s Day, our ‘Messy Church’ enjoyed various love heart arts and crafts based on John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. The message of God’s love for us was told in the minecraft devotional of the Parable of the Lost Son and we finished the day with soup, sandwiches, crisps, tea and coffee…and not forgetting the highlight of the day…the chocolate fountain with love-heart marshmallows and chocolate mini-doughnuts for dipping!


Mothers' Union - January Communion Service

The first meeting of 2018 in the Mothers’ Union calendar was the annual January communion service.  The service was conducted by Canon Henry who spoke on Mark 1:29-34 thinking about how the response of Peter’s mother-in-law was to serve the group by helping prepare a meal.  The branch leader, Mrs Sylvia Philips, also enrolled Mrs Caroline Neville as a new member and welcomed back Mrs Gloria Sheeran, who had previously been a member.  The service was followed by a cup of tea and a short meeting.

Alpha - Commenced January 2018

YOUTH ALPHA - On Sunday 21st January around 20 young people started the Youth Alpha Course at The Fountain Centre.  Youth Alpha explores the big questions of life and faith using the newly released Film Series and discussion groups to explore a different topic each week.  The young people have enjoyed the opportunity to listen, share, ask questions and enjoy food together.  We are looking forward to a day out together in March and completing the course before Easter.

ADULT ALPHA - It was great to see Alpha start again in the parish and we have a wonderful group who are seeking to learn more about God.  The course lasts 10 weeks and over that time covers all the basics of the christian faith.  Each night the course starts with a cup of tea and a light supper, followed by a video about the weeks topic and finishes with a short discussion around the topic and then everyone is on their way home at 9.30pm.

Friends in the Afternoon - January 2018


On 9th January, Viola Bryson gave a brief introduction on Germany's reunion, population and its current set up.  They were then taken on a journey to the lesser known North of Germany to her hometown, Cuxhaven, and were then introduced to the city of Hamburg with its tourist attractions.  We had a good chat during and after the presentation about German customs and a Dutch lady who was present enriched the talk with some information on customs in her country. On 23rd January, we had over 30 ladies and men coming together to sing their favourite hymns and sharing why they liked each one.  Helen Blair provided the music giving God the praise and glory for such beautiful words in each one.