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special events 2014

Spring Fair

spring fair blossom on trees outside church

people coming in through the door

looking at a picture

working on a stall

helping with the numbering of bottles
peter on the cd and book stall
spring fair at the back of church
treasure island game

cakes

young girl in a mask butterfly
butterfly
grand raffle prise

chatting

the back of church being used to hold the fair

all the helpers

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Experience Easter

experiencing easter

Experience Easter 2014

We stood around in the church and waited, listening for them coming. What would they make of it, would it work, were we ready? A group of congregation members from St Cuthbert’s Church Amble had been planning for weeks for this moment the arrival of the first school children coming to “Experience Easter” with us.

The story goes back a long time to the day when Sister Penny Horseman C.A. first saw “Experience Easter set up in a church. “I thought it was such a good idea, “said Penny. “Set up six places in your church to look like events from Holy Week and invite children to come in and hear the story told ,while sitting inside the event. I had wanted to try it for years. It started in the Gloucester Diocese and had spread worldwide. It was exciting to have such a keen group of people in Amble who wanted to try it.”

Penny also thought that it would add to the children’s experience of the Easter Story if the adult helpers from the church dressed in Biblical costume. Fortunately the church is developing a tradition of adults doing nativity plays and other dramas where they dress the part so costumes were available.

Children from two local schools Amble Links First School and Amble First School visited during the last week of their term. A total of 80 children came in their classes. When they arrived they were divided up into small groups, given a card to collect picture stamps at each place they visited and set off to tour the church. Eight minutes was allowed at each place they visited and time just flew by for children and adults alike.

After five places had been visited the whole class gathered at the East End of the church to hear the Resurrection story together. “I told the children when they first arrived that some parts of the story are sad but that we would all be joining together for the happy ending. I think it is important that the Easter story is handled sensitively but honestly with children.” said Penny.” There was time in the small groups for children to express what they felt about the story as well as to do an activity that was meaningful for their age group. Experience Easter has been put together by educationalists from the Diocese of Gloucester so is appropriate to the children and to the school curriculum.

“Peter Cordingley one of the story tellers said “I think that all the volunteers felt the same. It was a wonderful experience for us as well as the children.. It was a great time and we had some fun as well. The children were all very attentive and listened to the story. Some asked questions. The best one I had was from a boy in year 3 at the Links. He asked “what was the name of the donkey on which Jesus rode into Bethlehem”. I said I didn't know, so what did he think it was called. He said “Stuart”. I had to smile.”

The displays stayed up for three weeks and as St Cuthbert’s is an open door church, many people came in to see and walk around for themselves. A number of adult services, other children’s groups and also Cafe Church used the material whilst it was there.. Many people were sad to see it taken down on Easter Sunday. But you can be sure it will be back at St Cuthbert’s next year. How about giving it a try at your church?

For details 
http://gloucester.anglican.org/parish-life/jumping-fish/#ExperienceFestivals
Amble St Cuthbert’s website and Facebook page have more pictures of this year’s Experience Easter. 

servant king

servant king

servant king with the children

remember me last supper

children's drawing of the last supper

children sitting at the last supper

hopes and dreams palm sunday

palm sunday with the children

garden of gethsemeny

children in the garden of Gethsemane

the cross

smaller crosses

children around the cross

resurrection and the tomb

childrens drawing of the guards by the tomb

drawing by children of hands and the resurrection

resurrection and the tomb

resurrection and the tomb with the childrens thoughts posted on the side of the alter

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Easter Vigil

easter vigil waiting to light the fire out side the curch

lighting the fire

reading from the bible over the fire

lighting the easter candle

careful not to let the flame go out as we head to the church

the flame is now inside the church

the candle is now standing inside the church

standing around the candle with lit candles ourselves

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Bishop Martin Retires

On Monday 28th April the Bishop of Newcastle, the Right Reverend Martin Wharton, announced his forthcoming retirement.

This will be marked by a farewell service...

At: St Nicholas' Cathedral, Newcastle

Time: 4pm

Date: Sunday September 21st

bishop martin

 

Dear Friends,

Many of you will know that I reach my 70th birthday in August, when I will have served for seventeen years as your Bishop. I am writing to let you know that Her Majesty the Queen has graciously accepted my resignation.

It has been a privilege to serve the people and communities of Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland as your Bishop since 1997 and over these years I have formed a deep and lasting attachment to so many people in the parishes and deaneries.

I wish to invite as many of you as possible to join me in the Cathedral at 4.00 p.m. on Sunday 21st September, 2014 to say goodbye and to give our thanks for God's gracious love to us all. No tickets are required and all are welcome.

Bishop Frank will lead the Diocese during the vacancy, ably supported by the Dean and the Archdeacons and the dedicated team at Bishop's House and Church House. Please pray for them as they carry extra responsibilities during the coming months.

Marlene and I have been constantly humbled and encouraged by the faithful dedication and service of the clergy and laity of the Diocese. You have been the greatest support to us in countless ways and it has been a joy to serve as your Bishop. We will always treasure the friendships we have made and will continue to hold this wonderful Diocese and its people in our prayers during these coming months as the process begins for the appointment of the twelfth Bishop of Newcastle.

With every good wish and blessing.

+ Martin
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Amble through the lens

These paintings represent the first world war and were created by Amble Outreach Project.

soldier on a horse

the great war medals and crosses

When the whistle blows fighting in the trenches

We had a high standard of photographs again. Well done to all the winners. Appologies for the crooked pictures!

the sea over a pier

cobbled road black and white

mist on rocks and the sea and coquet island

Fushias

A dragon fly

close up of a garden bird

Detailed picture of an insect

Beautiful detail of a moth

metal ladder on the wall of the quay

stained glass window

lighthouse and it's reflection

a yellow door up some steps

horse fountain

pictures on the display boards

Joan won the peoples choice with the garden bird

under 18 winners

winners

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St Cuthbert's FC

St Cuthbert's FC

Amble St Cuthbert FC after winning the Runciman Cup on 26th April, the club's first honour in its third season.

Amble St Cuthbert FC are nicknamed cuddies - after the local Eider ducks!

This is currently Amble's only local men's Saturday team founded and run by one of our Readers - Sam Palin - and that has been financially supported by St Cuthbert's as the Parish Church'.

Sam holding the football trophies

The manager of St Cuthbert's FC with the cups they have won this season.

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Backwards Christmas Day

At church to day we celebrated Ascension, and 'The Amazing Mike and Meg' gave us a preview of the sketch that they will be taking into Amble Links School later this week.

Rev Diane does a lot of work in the local schools, and wrote the sketch for the children. It is ' Christmas Backwards Day' so let's celebrate and have a party. Yay!

Mike holding the backwards Christmas sign

Mike is going to a party, and is inviting anyone to come along who sees the sign.

meg trying to gues what the sign says

meg trying to gues what the sign says

Meg finds it very hard to read the word on the sign, so does not know what the party is for.

asking the children for help

Can the boys and girls help?

Mike explains it really is ascensionMike explains it is Christmas backwards which really is ascension. Jesus going back to God.

Mike and meg have a party to celebrate ascension

YAY! - Let's go to the party.

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BBQ

We were blessed with good weather - which meant another lovely BBQ was held in the garden at Togston Barns.

Our Parish BBQ's give you delicious food, lovely sunshine and great fellowship.

bbq togston barns view from the garden room

bbq togston barns

view from the top of the garden with harriot in the foreground

down by the pond

dark clouds gathering - dramatic sky

bbq togston barns

Colin and Linda

serving food

Penny at bbq togston barns

Lilly and Harriot in the box seat

Linda in the hat

george and Edna

Meg and peter in the box seat

Penny taking pictures

out on the lawn

bbq togston barns

Harriot and an ice-cream

bbq togston barns

Harriot looking at the water feature

Harriot and Bev, her mum, dancing

Harriot waving goodbye

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Good Citizen Awards

good citizens award 2014

Good Citizen Awards 2014

Now in its fifth year, the Amble and Warkworth Good Citizens’ Award's aim is to celebrate outstanding behaviour and conduct in our youngsters and encourage our future good citizens.

Schools look for commitment by pupils, to whatever activity they participate in, caring about others, making time to do regular  voluntary work, – sometimes while overcoming physical difficulties.

Well done to this years winner.

This photograph was taken by Anna Williams from the Ambler.

 

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WW1  Centenary Event St Cuthbert’s Church Amble

At St Cuthbert’s Church, we hosted an exhibition about WW1. The exhibition contained some of the material exhibited by Amble Town Council at the start of August, together with contributions from the Pottergate Centre’s outreach in Amble and from many parishioners.  The whole collection came together to form a fascinating and moving display.

On Wednesdays at 12 noon, we held a short reflective service for Prayers for Peace and Justice followed by some short talks.

calling up papers

airoplanes and tanks

airoplanes and tanks

airoplanes and tanks

airoplanes

ww1 planes and tanks

airoplanes

rest in peace wreath made into a proggy mat

poem by rothbury outreach project

silk post cards

The Warkworth banner

Who stands for frredom fall? who dies for England live?

postcard of the banner in use in Warkworth

information how the banner was found in a house in amble

trenches display

ww1 posters

ww1 posters

medals

badges

badges
medals

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Recipes @ St Cuthbert's Cook Book Launch

meg adam, the chef and doreen

A Brilliant Cook Book Launch

St Cuthbert’s Parish Church in Amble launched their new cookery book, ‘Recipes @ St Cuthbert’s’, last Saturday.  It proved to be an amazing event attended by a great crowd.

Adam Robson, Executive Sous Chef at the Tree House restaurant in Alnwick, performed a cooking demonstration of one of his recipes from the book. His relaxed humorous style was very well received, and we are very grateful to Adam for helping us make our launch the huge success it was.

Various recipes, featured in the book, were also available for people to taste. So in the relaxed atmosphere, with a glass of wine in hand, people chatted to the contributors, as they tasted their recipes. This brilliant idea, gave everyone the chance to ask any questions before trying the recipe for themselves at home.

Over 100 copies of the book were sold at the launch party, which has given us a great start.
 
‘Recipes @ St Cuthbert’s’ sells for just £5:00, which makes it an excellent stocking filler for Christmas.

The profits we make on the book will be divided between the Myanmar (Burma) Health Worker Training Programme and St Cuthbert’s Parish Church in Amble.

The books are now on sale in Amble at N&F Young Decorators 8 Queen Street, Strands gift shop 45 Queen Street, Nu.U. Hairdressers 9 Wellwood Street and the Pride of Northumberland Queen Street.

You can also order books by post. Download the order form

adam sharing his recepie

linda sharing ner compote recepie

nancy sharing her cake recipe

Linda and Nancy preparing to share their recipes for people to taste.
Spiced winter compote and Banana Cake

Mmmm Yummy!

linda sharing her recipe

mike and meg sharing the cheese cake

Mike's yummy 'Cheats Cheesecake' went down well.

paul and ahley served the wine - cheers

Paul and Ashley serving the wine. Cheers guys!

diane with her vicar's coronation chicken

peter with the books

Peter selling the books. Diane serving the Vicar's Quick Corronation Chicken.

the display about the church

The displays showing our church and all its many activities, and also the Myanmar Health Worker training scheme.

the display about the myanmar project for health workers

we had a lot of people who attended

We had a wonderful turnout. Thanks to everyone who came and supported this event.
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Angel Festival

This year, at St Cuthbert's, we decided to hold an Angel Festival, inviting people and groups to make an angel to display in church. Here are a few pictures form our recent angels festival.

an angel with our thanks to God as the wings

Our morning sunday service Angel with individual thanks to God making up the feathers on the wings.

hard at work catogarising the incoming angels

Each angel had to be numbered.

angels were stored in the vicars vestry

The angels were stored in the vicars vestry.

flower angel

cloth angel

small doll angel

raffia angel

life size angel made out of fabric

small angels made out of folded gold paper

doll angel

hanging lace angel

winning adults angel hand sewn

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