Junior Church and Family resources for Sunday 31 May 2020 – Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost Sunday is the birthday of the church!
Join us online for worship.
See below for an activity to get involved in the service by colouring in a dove window hanger.

Church at Home

Streamed Worship this Sunday from 10:30am on Facebook & Youtube. Use the links below.

You can watch previous services via these links as well.


Zoom Coffee & Chat

After church tea & coffee will be on Zoom
from around 11:45am – come and join us virtually, it would be lovely to see each other again, the details are below.

After Church Tea, Coffee & Chat
Meeting ID: 750 2131 3429

We have now implemented a waiting room for extra security – please wait to be let in!

Pentecost Sunday


As we prepare to celebrate the church’s birthday on Pentecost Sunday why not download and colour in this window hanger? Please send me photos of any you do (by Saturday 5pm) and we’ll have a gallery for our Pentecost service – you can download it from HERE

Thanks to Howard Barker for sharing the idea!

Celebrate Pentecost with the Bible Society

After the Ascension of the Lord Jesus Christ, the disciples went into a strange time of waiting. All their old routines had broken down; they knew they had a message to share, but they weren’t sure what it was, and they didn’t know what was going to happen next.

This Sunday the Church in the West celebrates Pentecost. In Acts 2.2 we read: ‘Suddenly there was a noise from the sky which sounded like a strong wind blowing, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting …’ (GNB)

And the rest is history.

These are strange times too: believers can’t meet in person, we’ve had to find new ways to worship and minister, and we too aren’t sure what’s going to happen next. But we’re still Pentecost people, hopeful for the future.

We have some Bible Society resources to help you unpack that Pentecost hope. Here’s an article about the link between Acts 2 and Genesis 11 – Pentecost: When Babel went into reverse.

Our Refocus book The Holy Spirit comes in a digital edition so you can download and read it straight away – it’s a study guide that explores the significance of Pentecost.

And the brilliant Dai Woolridge tells the story of the early Church in just three-and-a-half minutes!

Roots on the Web

Once again, Roots on the Web have made their resources available to us for free – Click  Here to view


Sheets to use at home this week

Resources for adults

Resources for Children & Young People

All Stars Sunday Kid’s Club

This is a fantastic resource website to use at home with younger children, it has music, bible stories and live shows. You have to register to use it but it is totally free. You can find the website here: https://go.allstarskidsclub.com

Virtual Prom Praise 2020 – A Festival of Hope

Catherine Gallagher shared this with us – it looks like a great watch & sing!!


If you haven’t done so already, please take a look at our News & Information Blog which is updated each week with the latest info for our church and beyond! 


Faith at Home from the Church of England

Faith at Home is a national campaign that builds on the work of Growing Faith and Everyday Faith to support the faith development and pastoral care of children and young people.

Cartoons by Dave Walker – cartoonchurch.com

Kneelers – Uses during a pandemic. Another cartoon by the fantastic Dave Walker.

The Midweek
Get Together Wednesdays at 7.30pm

Each week Revd Mike invites you to join with him on Zoom for a get-together.
Each week there will be something different including a Bible Book Club, a Prayer Meeting, a topical chat or a discussion. Details will be posted on our Facebook Page on the Monday of each week. All you need to do is click on the link below to register.

This week 03 June:

Bible Book Club – we will have a discussion on the book of Galatians 

If you have the time (around 20 minutes) please read the book.
Short of time? Just read 1.1–10; 2.15–21; 3.1–5; 5.1–6.18 – as these are what we’ll discuss.
More details on the Bible Society Book Club Page – click here

Please click here to register for the Zoom meeting

Daily Hope

THE Archbishop of Canterbury has launched a free telephone line, Daily Hope, to give more people access to worship, prayer, and reflections while churches are closed.

Daily Hope has been available since Sunday and runs for 24 hours a day. It provides Church of England prayers, hymns, and reflections for those who dial in. The number is 0800 8048044.




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