Connections – Holy Trinity Claygate reaches out to the Seniors in their community

Holy Trinity Claygate established their weekly Connections group 6 years ago. Since seniors-1then the group has grown to 150 Seniors who attend regularly – it is one of the largest regular gatherings for Seniors in the UK. Each week there are numerous activities, a Thought for the Day, coffee and homemade cake.

If you’d like to find out more about Connections and its highly relational model of evangelism you can take a look at their website and come along to the FREE Connections conference they are running on 1 June 10am-4pm. You can register for free tickets here.

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Cracking Youthwork 2017 – Transforming inclusion for young people with special needs

Cracking Youthwork 2017, a training event for everyone involved in youthwork in Guildford Diocese, took place on 4th February. All the speakers were given ten minutes, and we videoed them. Here’s Steff Shepherd, the Guildford Diocese Assistant Children and Families Ministry Advisor, speaking about transforming inclusion for young people with special needs.

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Cracking Youthwork 2017 – A View from Outside

Cracking Youthwork 2017, a training event for everyone involved in youthwork in Guildford Diocese, took place on 4th February. All the speakers were given ten minutes, and we videoed them. Here’s Julcsi Cespi, a Time for God volunteer at Church on the Heath from Hungary, giving us ‘a view from outside’.

 

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Cracking Youthwork 2017 – Transforming Community

Cracking Youthwork 2017, a training event for everyone involved in youthwork in Guildford Diocese, took place on 4th February. All the speakers were given ten minutes, and we videoed them. Here’s Abigail Edwards, a pioneer community worker at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Farnborough talking about transforming community.

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Cracking Youthwork 2017 – Uniformed Organisations that Transform

Cracking Youthwork 2017, a training event for everyone involved in youthwork in Guildford Diocese, took place on 4th February. All the speakers were given ten minutes, and we videoed them. Here’s Chris Britton talking about uniformed organisations that transform.

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Cracking Youthwork 2017 – transforming evangelism to young people

Cracking Youthwork 2017, a training event for everyone involved in youthwork in Guildford Diocese, took place on 4th February. All the speakers were given ten minutes, and we videoed them. Here’s Jimmy Dale, the Church of England’s national Youth Evangelism Officer speaking about transforming evangelism to young people.

 

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Baby Jesus Rocks!

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A brilliant tried and tested idea shared by Becky Speyer at the Bourne Parish:

Baby Jesus Rocks is a Christmas treasure hunt. The team at the Bourne Parish painted over 500 stones with an image of baby Jesus, and another team of people helped Becky hide them around the parish, ready for people to find.

“I’ve had people who would never come to church talking to me about the real meaning of Christmas. I’ve been into two of our local schools and talked in assembly about baby Jesus and the real meaning of Christmas with children who were thrilled to tell me all about the rocks they’d found and we’ve had parents sharing messages and photos with us via facebook.” – Becky

If you’re interested in doing this in your own parish take a look at St John’s Hartley Wintney’s step-by-step guide.

The original idea came from Chris Duffett’s blog: https://chrisduffett.com/top10christmasideas/

 

 

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