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children at the experiencing easter
 
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special events

Pancake Fun

For Shrove Tuesday we had free pancakes, races, a quiz, a band and fun.

free pancakes and fun

making the pancakes in the kitchen

Yummy!

pancakes ready to be eaten.

pancake races

At the start line!

tossing the pancakes

the band

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Experience Easter

Experience Easter @ St Cuthbert’s

Here at St Cuthbert’s we have been hosting Experience Easter for local school children for the past four years. 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.

Penny also thought that it would add to the children’s experience if the adult helpers from the church dressed in Biblical costume. 

When they arrived the children 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.

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.

As you can see from the pictures we have also included the Experience Easter into our Holy Week services, so adults can now enjoy it too!

experience Easter notes

experience easter notes

story tellers

more story tellers

The story tellers

children listen to the story of hopes and dreams

Hopes and Dreams

The great crowd that had come fo the festival heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, "Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!" Question - Is it easier to go with the crowd?

hopes and dreams with the adults

stones that the children wrote their hopes on

Some of the children's hopes.

some more stones

servant king

Servant King

Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, "Anyone who wants to be the first must be the very last, and servant of all. Question - How do we serve others?

children listen to the story of the servant king

dipping the fingers into the water

adults draw a sign of the cross on each other

Sharing a sign of the cross

remeber me

Remeber Me

Jesus took the bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them saying, "This is my body given for you; do this in rememberance of me". Question - How is Jesus known to us in the breaking of bread?

sharing the bread

children listen to the story of the upper room

Alone in the garden of gethsemany

Alone

Watch and pray. Circle me Lord. Keep distraction without, keep peace within. Circle me Lord.

children sit in the garden to listen to the story

Adults putting their figures into the garden

Placing the little figures into the garden

the garden of gathsemany with the little figures

sharing our sorrows the large cross

Sharing our Sorrows

And they crucified him.... Jesus remember me when you come into your kingdom

penny next to the cross

children listen to the story of the cross

children sit by the cross

adults listen to the story of the crucifiction

small crosses of sorrow

resurection all the children gather around the alter

Resurection

"He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him" Question - Where do we see Jesus in our 'Galilee'?

adults gather around the alter

the children draw faces to depict the feelings of the resurection

Drawing faces of the feelings shown

the childrens faces posted on the wall next to the alter

The faces!

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photo competition logo

The Photographic Competition was very successful again this year.

The categories were Portraits and Landscapes.

A big thank you for all the hard work from the organisers and also to the independant judges.

 

the display of photos in the hall
two miners from Beamish
two guys chatting
harlequin face in black white and pink
Victorian lady in a tall feathered hat
a sweet tabby kitten
a grey long wind swept haired beardedman
a grey sepia toned man
dads army character
Long white haioed bespcticaled man with a long fuzzy beard
grey toned Lady from WW2
Distinguished grey toned man with full beared and bowler hat
Sunset over a still lake
The fells at Buttermere
coming down honista pass
blue sky and white fluffy clouds over green rolling pastures
the embankment of a wooded river
Grey picture of a person with reflectgions walking along a deserted beach
Sunset over a wide river
the lakes and fells surrounded by a tree
view of the fields from a castle cross bow slit
poppies in a feild with a castle in the distance
snowy view of the bridge and trees
a deer seen behind tree branches in a sunset
six trees on a hill top in the sunset
old stathes on the beach in the river coquet
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WineTasting

Our wine tasting evening was a great success.

A BIG… ‘Thank-You’ must go to John and Jaki for a brilliant, informative and fun evening.

We have one very knowledgeable vicar - Cheers!

 

John's fancy tie.

jhn's tie with a grape vine pattern

the glasses are filled

The glasses are ready!

John, oiur vicar starting the talk.

John begins the evening.
john explaining about the wine
everyone sitting around the tables
discussing the wine

smelling the wine

Smelling the bouquet

listeng to johns talk
we had to give each wine a score

hold you nose so you can taste the wine.

Holding the nose so you can taste the wine.

tasting the reds
enjoying the wine

john and jaki decanting the claret

John and Jaki decant the claret.

wine books on show
the finished corks

John had taken a course in winetasting.

 

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Mission Weekend

We had a very eventful weekend here at St Cuthberts. We were blessed with wonderful summer weather, which meant our out door activeties were a great success.

Our mission is to grow the church, both spiritually and in actual numbers, so our weekend was spent in outreach to the people of our amazing town here in Amble. Enjoy the pictures

mission weekend
On the Thursday evening we started the weekend with a short service and then a 'Cheese and Wine' party at the back of church.
talking to  Rev. Canon John Sinclaire
Linda joins the conversation with John Sinclaire
enjoying the cheese and wine and a chat
Conversations with John the vicar
deveryone gathered at the back of church

mens night out invitation

 

Friday evening was spent at the Bede Street Club for a 'Men's Night' out.

This gave the guys chance to meet together, for a beer and some bait!

Bishop Mark and Rev. Canon john were also there which gave an oppertunity for anyone to ask questions to Mark and John about their faith and beliefs.

Hence the title - 'Bait Beer and Bishop' come and quiz a bishop!

John sinclaire and bishop martin talking to everyone
bishop martin john sinclaire
enjoying a beer and a chat
chatting with the bishop
chatting over a beer with martin
richard and martin
mike and richard at the bar
deep in conversation

family fun night

Saturday evening at the Parish Hall was for everyone. The sward dancers, Hourbour Lights Choir and musicians all helped to make this a fun evening.
john with the sward dancers
interweaving the swards as they dance
the swards make a star design at the end of the dance
all the dancers pose at the end
harbour lights choir
harbour lights choir
Bartle and Beverly singing

On Saturday and Sunday morning we were at the car boot sale and the Sunday market down by the quayside. it was great being out and about with all the people.

On Sunday we also were able to bless the little lobsters as they were taken back to the sea from the hatchery.

Penny was also there with The Jesus Deck.

the jesus deck with penny
John and Bishop mark
john sinclaire with the godometer
using the godometer interesting to see and hear what people scored
a lovely sunny day helped to make the day a sucess
short sevices were held outside the seafood center
short sevices were held outside the seafood center
the helpers wore pale blue sashes
bishop mark picking up a mother lobster
bartle holding the lobster mark holding the lobster
individual trays full of baby lobsters
bartle putting the lobsters into the boats
ready to row away to sea
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