Friday Church meets at 6.00 pm – 7.15 pm (term time only)
All children aged 5 – 12 years are welcome, initially and ideally accompanied by a responsible adult. We enjoy bible stories, discussions, activities and some supper – (contributions are always appreciated). This is an opportunity for the children to build friendships with each other and learn more about Christianity.
2018 Christmas Drama
This was set in Bethlehem, with a present day studio liaising with journalists 2000 years ago and interviewsing people, including Mary and Joseph as they arrived in the crowded town for the census, and broadcasting this unusual event. The broadcasters returned the following morning to the news that a baby had been born to this couple, so there was another interview, as Mary talked of the special baby – ” special to me, to you and to everyone”.
Modern media people worked with ‘authentic’ reporters as one day passed into another, presenting the Nativity in a slightly different way. Rev’d Julie Roberts with her husband Geoff (who wrote the script) put this together with Rev’d Peter Mullins, helpers and of course the children who did really well.
On Good Friday the children did another Easter drama, covering the events of Holy Week and also including some hymns and readings.
The children did a short drama, “Papa Panov” with lively rehearsals and costumes as part of a service just before Christmas, then enjoyed their party in the New Year.
Starting with Mary, the children have been learning about some of the saints whose “days” occur during September and October. They then drew round a different child each week and created a collage picture of the saints, Hildegard, Michael, Fancis of Assisi, Wilfred of York and Luke. These can be seen at the back of church.
In April, the children (and adults) of Friday Church performed a drama of the Last Supper. After a very messy dress rehearsal the week before, we left it in the hands of God. The children “came up trumps” and performed well. They finished by singing one of their songs – ably assisted by the congregation – and closed with their louder version of the prayer that Jesus taught us. Well done kids! We are really proud of you!