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Christmas Eve Crib Service





The service was based on Nicholas Allan’s, Jesus' Christmas Party










The congregation participated, here Nigel was encouraging everyone to say
‘Sssshh! - You’ll wake the baby



















Christmas Tree Festival 2012



62 Trees were decorated for the festival.
Each one raising money for a different charity.
The one in the foreground was made by Lighthouse, and it represented the Christmas journey.





Christingle 2012

The Christingle itself refers to the symbolic object made up of the following 4 parts.

An orange - representing the world
A red ribon or tape - inticating the blood/love of Christ.
A lighted candle - symbolising Jesus, the Light of the World.
Four cocktail sticks bearing dried fruit and/or sweets - signifying the four seasons the fruits of the earth and God's good gifts.





The congregation stood in a circle round the church with their candles during the prayers












Completed Christingles



Harvest Supper





Many thanks to Malcolm and Sonja Young who organised the Supper for 60 of us!










We were waited upon very professionally some of 4U the youth group












Mary, wearing a smock her mother made her, organised one of the quizzes!

The other quiz was organised by Wendy – we had to guess the 1st 2 lines of a harvest hymn after she had played the 1st few chords!












We had fun trying to guess 18 farming implements














And came up with some very interesting ideas















There is one farmer’s wife on this table who should know what this one is!





The Minster Bell Ringers












Phil Hope our Tower Captain
























An enjoyable hobby

























And good exercise


















Contact Phil on 01460 55733 if you are interested in joining us we will teach you!



All Age Harvest Festival









Lighthouse Harvest Banner

Rob Waldron a farmer who is also Deanery Rural Officer took the service


















Rob interviewing a local farmer about his 2012 harvest









The children bring up their Harvest Hifts which will go to the Lord’s Larder












Rob brought some rather small seeds from this year’s harvest to illustrate his talk














September 1st Sunday









The theme was prayer















Claire a Reader led the service
















Ably helped by her right hand woman Vicki









The singing was led by the Music Group

Seen here watching one of the Power Point Presentations









After the Service Pauline French, who has led the group for 10 years was presented with flowers,to mark her retirement.





August Lighthouse













An Olympic Theme!





With Olympic games as well!

 And what have we learnt today?

July Explorers






Recap on last week's lesson











A time of Worship










They had a slight Olympic Theme!


























Making pom-poms














Using pom-poms to celebrate crossing the Red Sea!




Zambia Service and Gift Day June 2012






The service was led by The Rev Mike Perry and his wife Elizabeth.









Elizabeth talked to Fr Dennis Milanzi about his work as Vicar General of the Eastern diocese of Zambia









The powerful Power Point prayer presentation, also involved the congregation praying for the country by meditating on a copper coin (copper mining is one of the main industries), a maize seed (an important crop), and a photograph.








The Minster Mini Fete June 2012






Due to the weather some stalls had to be inside the church











In spite of the weather about £1200 was raised




Flower Feastival June 2012











The theme of the Ile Valley Flower Club's Flower Festival was the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee


















































Jubilee Prayers and Bears

June 2012






Many of the children were away over the Bank Holiday.











Those who were there enjoyed making a 60 link paper chain.






The links were decorated with crowns and prayers for the Queen, and the children's friends and family etc.





Open Air Civic Service

Celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee

At Greenfylde C of E School www.greenfylde.somerset.sch.uk





This was a United Service With the Minster and Community Church leading prayers, and the Quakers and Mayor doing the Readings.
The Address was by the Roman Catholics









The Worship was led by the Minster’s music group










The Children’s talk and craft activities were led by the Methodists.




















A crown made during the craft activity.












INF Service May 2012





Dr Shirley visited the Minster to tell us more about her work running gynaecology camps with INF in Nepal. For more information about the work of INF click on the link below.

Http://www.inf.org/gallery/mugu-gyn%C3%A6cology-camp

Bible Society coffee morning





Bible Society coffee morning raised over £300
in May 2012




Nativity Play 2011




Angels gather









Wise People follow the star












Shepherds hear angels!
















Shepherds visit Jesus













The donkeys seem interested!!


















Everyone has left

Peace at last!!



















Final carol by candlelight



Christmas Lights Evening





Christian puppet show in the Minster Rooms

Shoebox Service 2011



























Alastair overcome by shoeboxes!








Pastoral Group Tea Party

Christian mime artist Ken Wylie













































































Civic Service of Songs of Praise















The Mayor Carol Goodall and Town councilors commit themselves to undertake their civic duties and serve the community to the best of their abilities.




Mini Fête 2011










The Book Stall












The ever popular cake stall










Fair Trade Stall





Christian Aid Service 2011






As part of the service we saw a short film of the inspiring story of the transformation which has taken place in coffee-farming communities in Nicaragua. To view click on the link below. http://www.christianaid.org.uk/getinvolved/christianaidweek/films-for-christian-aid-week.aspx











The speaker at the service was Gillian Alexander, the Regional co-ordinator for Bristol and Somerset.







Easter Monday Walk and Pub Lunch 2011

Children’s Passion Play Good Friday 2011






Jesus riding into Jerusalem

(Palm Sunday)











The Last Supper










Jesus praying in the Garden of Gethsemane










Jesus captured














The Crucifixion

















The empty tomb







Nepal Service and Gift Day





Lydia Munday (a member of our congregation, who in the past, with her husband Steve has served with the International Nepal Fellowship, in Nepal) updates us about the work of INF at our annual Nepal Service and Gift Day.



United Carols in the Market Square 2010














Patronal Festival 2010



Bishop Peter of Bath and Wells takes the Patronal Festival Service

The Lusby's visit to Zambia

For more details see Zambia & Latin Link







Nigel, Lesley and Chris with William Muchombo, Bishop of Eastern Zambia, at St Paul’s Church, Chipata








St Luke’s Cathedral in our link parish of Msoro







Members of the Mothers’ Union during the Sunday morning service at St Luke’s Cathedral















Congregation at the Sunday service at St Luke’s Cathedral












Very busy market area in Chipata










Lesley and Nigel with Father Dennis Milanzi, formerly the Dean at Msoro














Premature babies in incubators at St Francis Hospital, Katete












Accommodation in Msoro






Pastoral Group Tea Party






Members of the Pastoral Group invited those they visit, to a tea party.









Lighthouse outing to Puxton Park


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Prayers and Bears outing to the Donkey Sanctuary



































Prayers and Bears







Playing in the Minster Rooms








All Age Worship Service








A song with actions













Baptism Anniversaries celebrated by relighting their candles





Youth Group 4U - Car Wash

















Battle of Britian Service















J@S at Soul Survivor August 2009






Worship at Soul Survivor














Lunch during the day trip to Soul Survivor




Children and Young People

http://www.soulsurvivor.com/uk/index.html



J@S Service







The J@S group invited members of the congregation to an informal worship service, which was thoroughly enjoyed by All Ages.














Children and Young People





Baptism during All Age Worship Service