Godly Play Update

Many people have asked how the Little Eds have been getting on since we moved to St Mark’s. The short answer is ‘very well!’

St Mark’s have been extremely welcoming. Many more children are now able to enjoy the richness of Godly Play, as it supports, nourishes and guides them on their spiritual journeys. The beautiful wooden Godly Play stories have found a new home in the ‘Small Hall’, which converts readily into a special Godly Play room each Friday and Sunday. On Friday mornings a new group of parents and pre-schoolers meet for Friday Story Time. On Sunday, Junior Church have been especially benefiting from their new resources.

St Mark’s will be hosting an Introduction to Godly Play day, led by Dr Rebecca Nye, on 6th June to bring Godly Play to a wider audience of parents and helpers. It is open to anyone, including people from St Edward’s: www.godlyplay.uk/courses/

The Election of New Churchwardens

Judith Tonry and Charlie Bell will both be retiring as Churchwardens at the Patronal Festival on 22nd March. There will be a short meeting at about 12 noon on Sunday, 8th March after the morning service to elect the Churchwardens for 2015-6. Nomination papers are available from Judith Tonry (judith@tonry.co.uk) and Jillian Wilkinson (jillianwilkinson292@gmail.com).

Candidates must be nominated and seconded by electors included on the Electoral Roll, and the paper must be signed by the person nominated, indicating that they are willing to stand. Nomination papers should be submitted to Judith, as Lay Vice Chairman, prior to the meeting. If there are more than two nominations, there will be an election when only those living in the Parish and all those on the Electoral Roll will be entitled to vote.

If you would like your name added to the Electoral Roll, please get an application form and send it back to Judith, as Electoral Roll Officer.