Stretton’s uniformed organisations paraded through the village to church to participate in our Remembrance Sunday service, led by Rev Ali Massey. Young people read the names of the men on the memorial and led prayers for peace. A lone piper played a lament at the end of the two minutes silence and wreaths of poppies were laid at the altar. A further ceremony was held at the Gallipoli memorial on the A45 roundabout.
A parent said:
“This is the second year running that my 6 year old twin girls have joined the Holiday Bible Club. Knowing something of what to expect this time they were very keen to go and kept asking how many sleeps until it was time…
“The club provides an opportunity to not only learn about a few bible stories in more detail (always starring Jesus…) but also to try out new crafts, sing songs, perform and meet friends from school plus make new friends both young and old. There are also lots of biscuits and homemade cakes which provide a welcome refreshment.
“Each day the girls came home quite exhausted but full of stories of what they had done and what was planned for the next day. The week culminated in a family gathering to allow everyone to learn about the journey the children had been on during the week. It is certainly a week I would recommend to other parents and mine certainly talk about the stories and messages they have learnt for weeks after it.”
Another parent said:
“The Knightlow/Draycote Benefice Holiday Bible Club was absolutely incredible (again!) this year. All 3 of our children thoroughly enjoyed it, learnt a lot about God, and picked up some new skills (and jokes!) along the way too! The volunteers who ran it were exceptionally patient and kind and truly inspired the children. Everyone had a huge amount of fun, taking part in competitions and also lots of creative activities.
“There was also plenty of time for reflective thinking. I got the impression that the helpers enjoyed the week too, and I hope that next year there are enough volunteers to enable it to run again, as I know that there will be lots of disappointed children if not!”
Raising funds for Global Care’s Shack Schools work amongst displaced Syrians, in The Bekaa Valley.
Wow! Well done everyone.
We are heading towards a total of about £3,500. A very special thank you to Sue & Tim and to everyone who rolled up their sleeves to make the stalls/events at Bourton and Frankton Village Hall a success.
Meantime please put a big circle, around the evening of Saturday March 17th 2018, when we will be aiming to raise at least £1500 from an Auctions and Promises event.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”
– Nelson Mandela
Global Care is a Coventry-based charity supporting the most vulnerable children and young people in Africa, Eastern Europe, Asia and Central America. Knightlow School in Stretton has adopted Global Care for a 3 year joint initiative with the Parishes of Draycote Benefice, and we would like to help them raise funds to support the education of Syrian children living in camps in Lebanon under their “shack schools project”.
We will be cycling the 130 mile “Coast to Coast” route from 14th – 16th July and the London 100 mile ride on Sunday 30th July.
We would really appreciate your sponsorship and all money raised will go direct to Global Care.
The foolishness of the cross
A time to look, pray, discuss and meditate on
1 Corinthians 1:18-31
considering the impact of the Cross on each of us
and, in particular, our world at this time.
Let us make time for prayer, meditation and discussion.
Where: St. Cuthberts Chapel, Princethorpe
When: Wednesday 2nd August 2017
Time: 10am – 12.30
Tea, Coffee and Cake will be provided