Friday, 3 July 2015

The Living Brook Benefice Team

On the 21st of June we held a service at St John the Baptist, Piddington, to welcome our Living Brook Benefice Team!

Julie Austin and Julia Javes of Quinton along with Steve Watson of Piddington, received certificates and gifts to mark the completion of their training in Children's work, Home groups and Worship. They were welcomed by Revd Beverley, Heather Crudgington (our layreader) and our new curate, Deborah Marsh.

After the celebratory service we enjoyed a round of cakes and coffee, before diaries were whipped out to arrange the first meeting!

The congregations of all the benefice churches welcome our new leaders...

Sunday, 21 June 2015

A bear, with bare feet?

What can it mean? A bear, with bare feet... a barefoot bear?

Coming soon to a Living Brook Benefice Church near you: The bearfoot challenge!

It's a chance to make a difference, again.

Friday, 12 June 2015

LBYF service, pets and wandering about

It was a busy Sunday!

In the morning, the Living Brook Youth Fellowship led the church service at Hardingstone, presenting a story about Indiana Jones in search of the holy trinity.  Indy met all three!

The youth group also did the Bible readings and led us in singing.

At 3 pm it was time to celebrate and bless our pets in Horton. 

Revd Beverley brought along Scruffy the, er, dog, who was a great hit. There was some helpless laughter as Scruffy grooved along to the singing.

All enjoyed the sunshine and shade, some 21 people and 8 dogs, or some combination of people and dogs anyway... And a pony!


Then LBYF came together again for a walk in Salcey Forest, and lovely it was too. 

We got slightly waylaid on an unplanned expedition through a thicket. Some emerged with walking sticks, having rapidly aged.