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.
Monday April 27 was truly enjoyable and memorable.
At 11.30 in the morning the door bell rang. Outside a street choir of neighbours sang Happy Birthday! I was quite overwhelmed as a Trinity quartet had just left after their rendition. On both occasions Jill and I chatted for half and hour catching up with local news. It was delightful as we had all seen so little of each other, and Jill and I had the opportunity (at a distance) to get to know neighbours we only knew as they passed. Thanks to the neighbour who knocked on doors and organised the event. And thanks for the call to follow Jesus for the best part of 80 years. Not forgetting the anonymous gift through the letterbox as a gift for our granddaughter Harriet helping to feed starving people in Hong Kong.
Blessings on you all. Mike Lamb ReVV (venerable and vulnerable).
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!
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.
Tonight we had a fund raising event for prostate cancer and were entertained by Catton Community Choir. They sung a selection of songs from oscar nominated/winning shows and films. We were treated to songs from Mama Mia, Les Miserables, and Mary Poppins among others and finished with a compilation of songs from the James Bond films.