Photos

There are 22 photo albums.

2017 Tree Planting - Chedgrave
After the morning service on Sunday 11th June we marked the Eric Wilkinson and Jack Barwick's long association with the parish by planting 2 yew trees in the churchyard of All Saints.

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Thy Kingdom Come - 2017
A global wave of prayer between Ascension Day and Pentecost 2017

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Carols Chedgrave Shops 2016
This year’s Christmas Eve carol singing outside Chedgrave shops was perhaps the best ever, with up to 50 people joining in during the hour and £97.65 raised for charity (EACH – East Anglian Children’s Hospice

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White Horse Carol Service 2016
Carols in the pub. What could be better!

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Posada Progress 2016
Posada is an old Mexican tradition where young people dressed as Mary and Joseph travelled from house to house asking for a room for the night and telling people about the imminent arrival of Jesus in the weeks leading up to Christmas. On Christmas Eve they would visit the local church to re-enact the nativity and place figures of Mary and Joseph in a crib.

Modern day Posada uses nativity figures of Mary and Joseph who travel from place to place. This gives each ‘host’ the chance to create their own celebration in their home or place in the community, worshipping and reaching out to their communities with the real message of Christmas, making room for Jesus in their lives.

In Chet Valley Benefice our Posada figures – Mary, Joseph and the donkey – left our Benefice communion service in Chedgrave on 30th November. They are now out and about travelling from house to house, visiting our churches on Sundays, and will finish their journey at the Crib Service on Christmas Eve in Holy Trinity, Loddon.

Here are some photos showing where they have been.

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Autumn Fair & Exhibition
All Saints

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Noahs Ark Tear Fund
Cake Stall for Tear Fund October 2016

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Easter 2016
Activities

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Xplore Group
Xplore, held in October 2014, was a special group for young people who are members of our church, usually coming to Xpressions Cafe and All Together Worship. It gave the chance to ask questions about God, to reflect on Bible stories and to think about church and what it is to be part of God’s family. There was the usual mix of activities, stories, games, food... It took place over several sessions. One of the things that we did on the course was to make tableau of some of the events at Easter (see photos). The characters were then interviewed to see what they felt about the scene. Another of the things that we did was to reflect on what Jesus meant when he said, "I am the bread of life". Some of the young people were willing to share their thoughts. They are on the slice of bread picture. Those children who wished, having completed the course, were able to ask to be admitted to take communion and on 30th November 2014, 10 children were admitted to communion in our churches at a Benefice Service in All Saints Chedgrave. It was a joyful celebration!

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Posada Progress 2014
Posada is an old Mexican tradition where young people dressed as Mary and Joseph travelled from house to house asking for a room for the night and telling people about the imminent arrival of Jesus in the weeks leading up to Christmas. On Christmas Eve they would visit the local church to re-enact the nativity and place figures of Mary and Joseph in a crib.

Modern day Posada uses nativity figures of Mary and Joseph who travel from place to place. This gives each ‘host’ the chance to create their own celebration in their home or place in the community, worshipping and reaching out to their communities with the real message of Christmas, making room for Jesus in their lives.

In Chet Valley Benefice our Posada figures – Mary, Joseph and the donkey – left our Benefice communion service in Chedgrave on 30th November. They are now out and about travelling from house to house, visiting our churches on Sundays, and will finish their journey at the Crib Service on Christmas Eve in Holy Trinity, Loddon.

Here are some photos showing where they have been.

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Close Encounters Holiday Club
Held from 28th July to 1st Aug 2014

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KRE-8 Holiday Club & Reunion
On Feb 19th 2014 we enjoyed our KRE-8 Holiday Club Re-union. Bringing together about half of the children who had been with us last summer we looked at Day 7 in the creation story: God took a rest. Our activities focused on Rest, hence the massage techniques, and Special Place to Rest, making things for our own special place to rest with God. We enjoyed hot chocolate and shortbread cut into shapes from the first 6 days of the creation story. And we all enjoyed singing the KRE-8 song: Let’s go back to the start of things. We are now looking forward to planning Close Encounters – Holiday Club 2014 which will run from 28th July to 1st August with a Holiday Club Xpressions Café on August 3rd.

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Crib service 2013
A Quiet Night Inn

Told from the animals point of view.

Written and directed by Val Fryer. Technical by Rev Richard Seel and his team and Music by Rev Alison Ball and the band.

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Loddon Flower Show June 2013
The theme of the show was "West End Musicals". It took place at St. Johns. Here are some of the entries. Our thanks go to the talented contributors and to Richard Ball for the wonderful photographs.

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Mothering Friday!
2013

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Holiday Club 2012 Re-Union
Held on 22nd February 2013

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Souper Lunches
The monthly souper lunches

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Christmas 2012
Bit of a contrast here. Christingle in Holy Trinity & a Carol Service in The White Horse

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Holiday Club 2012

This year we took the Olympics as our theme.

Old Testament characters were used to teach us about some of the attributes we as we made our own Olympic team:

Noah taught us about creativity; Jochebed about strategy; Sarai about
endurance; Samson about strength; and Nehemiah about being a team player.

The day’s activities were chosen to fit with the OT story and/or the attribute we were thinking about.

We also looked at how the life of Jesus also revealed these attributes. He was a creative storyteller, he showed planning in meeting Zachaeus (who also had a plan), he endured hardship for 40 days in the desert, he had to be strong to face crucifixion; and he sent the Holy Spirit to help his disciples be team players (on the Jesus team). Please look at our pictures to see what fun we had together!

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Noah's Ark
A taste of Wednesday morning's Noah's ark for parents and children (under 5).

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Panoramic
A panoramic of all five churches in the benefice created by Hannah Fryer

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Chet Valley Churches
Holy Trinity, Loddon
St John's, Loddon
All Saints, Chedgrave
St Mary's, Sisland
St Margaret's, Hardley
St Margaret's, Hales

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