Close Encounters Holiday Club

There are 13 photo albums.

Eco Warriors Holiday Club 2019
29th July - 2nd August
Janet, Janet save the Planet....


Chedgrave Harvest Poster 2018


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.


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


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


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


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.


Autumn Fair & Exhibition
All Saints


Noahs Ark Tear Fund
Cake Stall for Tear Fund October 2016


Easter 2016


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!


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


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