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special events 2012

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Jungle Jamboree

jungle jamboree

jungle jamboree holiday club dressed as a mummy
jungle jamboree holiday club dressed as a mummy

The children had a wonderful week at the CCT Jungle Jamboree.

They dressed up as mummies, painted pictures made collages and masks of the jungle and enjoyed the drama stories.

 

They had lots of sticky fun making animal face biscuits to eat, and maybe to take home.

 

All the adult helpers liked to join in with the silly Jungle Jamboree theme song!

coquet churches together logo

jungle jamboree holiday club dressed as a mummy

jungle jamboree holiday club painting
The cast of the Watt Family Daily Soap Opera
The cast of the Watt Family Daily Soap Opera.
jungle masks
Grrrrrr!
king and the sevant
Mike and Meg entertained the children with the story about The Talents.
the jungle cross
The rescue cross that was made, so planes could see the children in the jungle and come and get them!
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BBQ

Summer BBQ at Togston

Another BBQ at Meg and Mike's, and this year the weather was lovely.

Everyone brought food and drink to share and it gave us all a nice excuse to idle the afternoon away chatting with friends.

It was good to have the children with us again, plus Harriet Grace Elizabeth.

Summer bbq at Togston Barns

sitting in our little arbour    
 
Playing with the water and stones.
lovely food
Mmmm... Lovely home made food!
lovely raspberry cake
sitting in our little arbour
Enjoying the arbour with mum.
chatting over the table
playing croquet

 

 
 
 
Jack playing croquet.
people through the flowers
Haarriot and mum  
Harriet looking very patriotic.
   
 
cheif having a chat
paddling in the water feature
Harriot mum and Enid
sitting around the table  
 

 

bbq at Togston Barns

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Confirmation
We had a wonderful service with Bishop Martin who came to confirm our six candidates as full members of the Church of England.

confirmation candidates

cofirmation group plus family

cofirmation candidates

confirmation candidates

cofirmation family

confirmation candidate

confirmation family

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Amble through the lens
amble through the lens logo

It was lovely to see such a wonderful display of photographs. The catagories were...

Sports, hobbies and pastimes and Amble and Hauxley in all weathers.

Well done to all those who won and those who were highly commended.

people looking at the displays of pictures

plays of pictures

 

Some of the winning photographs

A person on a bike

part of a bicicle wheel, chain and peddle

A double rainbow over the sea

A rider on a horse jumping a fence

A lady taking a picture of a large sculpture of a shell
Waves crashing against the rocks
The marina at Amble
reflection of houses at the little shore
a lampost on the pier

 

Some of the highly commended photographs
amble harbour with the fishing baskets

woman playing a violin in a church

 

Peoples choice

Coloured stipes in sandstone rocks

 

Nigel, who gave out the winners certificates, with his own photographs

nigel presented the certificates to the winners

 

Robert on the door

Robert on the door

'Through The Lense' Photo Competition 2013

Keep your cameras at the ready as next years two competion catagories for our ever popular photo competition are -

*Portraits of people

*Castles and Coasts - Northumberland

Your enteries may be given to Mack at church.

Date for the competition - May Bank Holiday Weekend

 

amble through the lens logo

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Palm Sunday

It was a lovely sunny day which meant we could process around our church with the palms.

The children had made the palms the week before.

 

Diane blessing the palms to be given out by the children

This poster was made by the children in confirmation class.

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Pancake Races

It was a very cold and windy day at the 'Pancake Races' in Amble Town Square, but everyone enjoyed themselves. The wind made the art of tossing the pancake rather tricky, as if this wasn't difficult to start with. Those who manged to get round the course with their pancakes still with them were awarded badges at the end.

 

At the start line
A keen get away from Lesley.

 

Half way around the course tossing pancakes
Oops keep that pancake in your pan!

 

start of race
A quick practice at the start.

 

receiving a badge
Choosing a badge.

 

children with their mums
Mums took part as well.

 

choosing a badge
I would like that one please.

 

scooter race
A special race was laid on for the mobility scooters.

 

getting the piin on
Keith looking fetching in his pinnie.

 

Start of the race
children getting ready
tossing the pancake
Be careful!

 

opps wind blew the pancake out of the pan
Oh no the wind got that one!

 

winning badge
Lovely badges made by Yvonne.

badges

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Diane receives her Doctorate

Graduation

Diane started doing the Masters in Theology and Ministry (MATM) at Durham University in 2003, as part of her ongoing commitment to what the Anglican church calls 'continuing ministerial education'. Every clergy person is expected to commit time and energy to making sure that they keep learning and stay in touch with how theological thinking is developing. 

After 2 years study the Course Director at the time invited Diane to consider extending her studies at doctorate level. This would mean another 4 years study at a higher level, and mostly researching on her own, apart from a Summer School for a week each year. 

However when Diane accepted her current post here in Amble she needed to take a year out to settle into the new job and a new Diocese.  So, of her 8 years since starting, 2 were at Masters level, 1 was 'fallow' and the other 5 were at doctoral level.

Her research was into spiritual growth and development, and the title of the thesis is: 'Can spiritual maturity be nurtured in northern Anglican parish congregations?'

When people ask her 'What's the answer?' she says, the short answer is 'Yes!' and the rather longer answer takes about 82,000 words and can be found on the Durham University website - on this link:
http://etheses.dur.ac.uk/3276/

The doctorate is a professional one, and gives her the letters D.Th.M. after her name. She can now formally be known as the Revd Dr Westmoreland should she so wish!

On behalf of everyone here at St Cuthbert’s I would like to say – CONGRATULATIONS!

Graduation

The Hood that Diane will wear
Keith and Diane

 

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Christmas Party

Cinderella cast

Cinderella

Cinderella

Fairy

Cinderella was fun to perform at this years Christmas Party. We had to give the abridged version but as you can see by the photos all the elements were there.

Cinderella - AWLLRIGHT'
The Prince who was VERY, VERY, VERY handsome! (Must be the fetching beard!)
Two of the most UGLY sisters you could wish to meet.
A Fairy who is GOOD.
An amazing narrator.
And last but not least, the FX man at the end!

Cinderella
Cinderella Narrator   Cinderella sound
Alan sang for us Sarah's poem
Alan also joined in the festivities with a few songs and Sarah dressed up to perform a poem.
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