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"

Friday, 18 October 2013

Joint school/church project

You could make these for school or church, I worked with primary school children to learn about church altar frontals and the church seasons. We talked about symbolism and colour and they then came up with designs that they would place on a frontal for the school hall.

I then took these designs to the church embroidery group and they created designs inspired by the ideas of the children and made them up. One is done with rag-rugging, one patchwork and one by padding layers of different material (see photo). 

The children were thrilled that their ideas could be made into such beautiful things and were able to share with the whole school how the process had worked.

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