From September a new aid to teaching at Young Worshippers is available. It is called Feasting on the Word, and is an initiative launched in the USA. A group of skilled academics, teachers and pastors have produced a curriculum aimed at developing understanding of Christianity for all ages. Due to a very kind donation from an ex parishioner ,who appreciated Sunday school when he was a child ,we have been able to buy into the scheme for a year. Ian will let the leaders know how to log onto the web-site.
The Monday club meets at 2pm most weeks and provides an opportunity for senior citizens to share refreshments and entertainment.
The Under 3’s is a drop in group aimed at parents with small children. Coffee and biscuits are served in a welcoming and safe Christian environment. Singing is usually accompanied by Cyril Birkbeck on his trumpet!
The next book to be read will be Rowan Williams’ one about Narnia, The Lion’s Book.
Please note that all of the local Church of England schools require evidence of attendance at church on at least 2 weeks every month for a number of years before the application date. They also require other evidence of involvement, such as long term committed support for the life of the church and its mission.
There is a signing in sheet at the back of the church on Sundays and you will also find some notes about the local schools and procedures for application and admissions criteria in the same area.
The Church of England Primary schools closest to us are St Michaels, Bishop Gilpin and St Anne’s in Wandsworth.
If you have an interest in getting involved with this side of parish life please do get in contact with Michael Parfett, our organist and director of music. Lavenham singers take on some challenging pieces- last year they performed parts of Vivaldi’s Gloria during a Sunday morning service. We have a music group who play every 6 weeks or so and a spontaneous choir practices directly before the morning services on the occasions that they are available.