A couple of years ago we raised money for Sarah in Spain. She works with underprivileged young people giving them life skills and helping to boost their confidence. During lockdown they are doing their best to keep in contact as you can see face-timing to share their latest dishes.
Usually as a church we would have had a party, cakes, music and games to celebrate the day. However, due to the lockdown, we were unable to do this. But we all did our best to join in with the day at home by having socially distant gatherings and decorating our houses.
We held our last meeting before the ‘shut down’ on March 16th and once it became obvious we would not be opening again in the near future we decided to offer our mums and carers an activity pack containing many of the crafts which would have been available over the coming weeks , including the Easter crafts. These were very well received and this week, once again, some of our mums and carers have collected or had delivered another pack, this contained all the summer crafts including sun glasses and sun visors to be decorated with a variety of stickers.
Due to the young age of the children who attend the sessions ‘social distancing’ would be extremely difficult, even if the schools re open before the summer plus we have the health of our volunteers to think of; so Trinity Toddlers may not be re opening until the autumn term.
We will of course let everyone know the date as soon as we can.
On the 26th April, as part of 2point6 challenge, instead of the London Marathon, Jean did her own challenge of walking 26 laps round her bloc in Taverham. Little did she realise this was the equivalent of 11 1/2 miles! Friends from church and elsewhere , as well as neighbours, were asked to donate to a charity of their choice . Folk en route kindly gave her £35 which along with other monies she had already received, she donated £90 to Action for Children, a charity supported by church. Many other charities benefited , for which she is very grateful. She said “what are a couple of sore toes at this present time!”
Great fun was had by all at our charity barn dance. We danced several different dances with the moves being called so we knew what we had to do. There was a break in the dancing where we had hot dogs and cakes, and after which there was more dancing. The evening finished with everyone joining in the Hokey Cokey!
Great fun was had by all at our messy church on the 14th. The pictures are some of the results of the activities that took place
We had a very moving remembrance day service taken by Jane Dryden. During the service members of the congregation lit candles and laid poppies on the alter as an act of remembrance. The children made pictures of poppies during Sunday school and these were also added to the display.
We were pleased to be the venue for the wedding of Imogen and Philip. Theirs was a steampunk wedding with many of the congregation taking the opportunity of embracing the theme themselves.
The theme this year was Hollywood. It was a lovely hot day and we enjoyed meeting new and old friends.