December 2022

If you are looking for a traditional Carol Service in a beautiful old church, then look no further! You are warmly invited to come to any of our services over Christmas and enjoy celebrating the birth of Jesus through readings and carols (and puppetry at the Crib Service!).

Sponsored Bible reading

2021 is the 60th anniversary of the publishing of The New English Bible New Testament. This translation was the first to render the scriptures into contemporary English and to depart from the traditional linguistic style of the Authorized Version . Over the years the translation has come to be regarded as a classic text and it became a best-seller in many countries around the world.

On Saturday 19th June we are holding a Bible Reading Event in church to celebrate this amazing book and raise money for church funds. From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. a rota of people will read through the New Testament. Do come along to listen. Refreshments will be available

Mothering Sunday

Sunday 14th March is the 4th Sunday of Lent and Mothering Sunday.

“As a mother comforts a child so will I comfort you,” says the Lord. These are words that we can find in the book of the prophet Isaiah and on Mothering Sunday, as we give thanks for mothers, we think about mothering and the responsibility that we all have to mother or nurture others and also how God wants to comfort us as a mother comforts her child.

You can find a service of Bible readings, reflection and prayers and a puppet play for Mothering Sunday by clicking on the following link:

Do watch them! Mothering Sunday is not just for mothers and women and puppet plays are not just for children. They are for everybody!

Sunday 14th February – Transfiguration Sunday and St. Valentine’s Day!

We are still in lockdown (although there are some signs of it ending within the next few weeks) so I have recorded a service of Bible readings, reflection and prayers for Sunday 14th February. The focus is the transfiguration of Jesus – the revealing of the glory of Jesus Christ – on the mountaintop. You can watch the service by going to Forest Parish Church Facebook page or clicking on the following link:

I have also recorded a puppet play for St. Valentine’s Day (thank you to my able assistant puppeteer, Chris, my husband!) Puppets, Sam and Sarah, discuss the importance (or not) of receiving Valentine’s cards. You can find the puppet play in the same place – see above for the link.