WELCOME to the Purbeck Deanery’s blog for Children’s and Young People’s leaders, for sharing ideas and experience in providing ministry for young people and their families in our communities. We hope you’ll find something interesting and useful here as together we work to communicate God’s love to a new generation.

Please pray for this ministry – may God bless you for your interest.

John Wood, Rural Dean of Purbeck

"Lord Jesus Christ, you taught us that we must become like children in order to enter God’s kingdom, and you took children in your arms to bless them; guide us as we work to bring your special blessing to the young people in our communities in Purbeck; through your Spirit, give us wisdom to know how to do this; give us strength to undertake the task; give us compassion and a caring heart to reach out with your love, that your kingdom may grow and all rejoice in your blessing; for your glory’s sake. Amen"

Monday, 28 January 2013

Where did I leave my sheep?

Sheep have also been spotted in Wareham! During Advent, 20 shops in town played host to a small wooly friend. The sheep had been knitted by the Mothers Union and came in a variety of styles and sizes.
The shop keepers chose a sheep, gave it a name, labelled it, and found it a suitable place in their shop window. Then the hunt was on. Children from all around the area were challenged to find the sometimes rather hidden sheep and list their names. On Christmas Eve the sheep were collected by a local shepherd and taken to the crib service in Lady St Mary’s church. Good fun was had by all. The shopkeepers seemed to enjoy it as much as the children.
Hilary Bond

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