Step Back in Time at St Clement's Church (August 2016)
Time to Reminisce
When the Neighbourhood Planning Group of The Parish Council formulated the idea of a reminiscences day, we could not have anticipated the enormous response from so many people.
It was a privilege to have enabled them to renew friendships, share anecdotes and recollections, and spend time together.
There were a number of visitors who had travelled long distances to take part in the event, and it was a delight to share their pleasure.
Massive thanks to everyone who contributed, and to THE TEAM, who got together once again to ensure that delicious afternoon teas were enjoyed by all.
During this year, on at least four occasions, they have undertaken this activity, and guaranteed a sumptuous feast at every function. It all involves a great deal of planning and organisation, and their energy and commitment is outstanding.
Here's a taster of the afternoon ...
Geoff Ward talks about the annual killing of the pig.
Jeff Rowson explains how he came to be the man responsible for giving Worlaby 'The Four Minute Warning' in event of nuclear attack.
The winners are announced!
The winners of the Ecclesiastical Insurance Competition were announced on 10th October, 2016.
Infortunately, Worlaby was not successful on this occasion. The winning churches and their projects are shown below.
Thank you again to everyone who took part in the event.
We're pleased to announce the six winners of our 2016 Churches Helping Communities Competition. Each of these winners will win at least £2,000 and one will receive the overall winner’s prize of £10,000.
The winner of the £10,000 will be announced at a prize giving lunch on 9th November in London.
St John's Church, Shildon in the Diocese of Durham
Local people supporting local people with a wide range of community activities in a deprived small town. The activities at this church started modestly less than two years ago but now provide support to thousands in this deprived area. The extent to which the church work in partnership with the community is outstanding through the church 'hub' and enterprises ranging from community gardening through to a credit union.
Bar Hill Church, Bar Hill, Cambridge in the Diocese of Ely
Holidays at Home for elderly members of the community allowing them to have the treat of a holiday without leaving the comforts of their own home. The Holiday at Home idea implemented with a wonderfully imaginative and effective approach based around a journey through the midlands featuring massages, Romeo and Juliet in 10 minutes and fish 'n' chips.
St Stephen's Church, South Dulwich, London, Diocese of Southwark
Out and about club for pensioners to challenge the idea that older people just want to fill their time with 'lounge' activities such as bingo. The Out and About Club provides incredibly creative opportunities for meeting the clear and extensive needs of older people for social interaction and mental and physical stimulation.
St John the Evangelist, Angell Town, London, Diocese of Southwark
A Parish Midwife and baby talk project to encourage breast feeding by bringing together mothers to help mothers working with community groups and the local hospital. The church is targeting a specific need to support potentially vulnerable members of the community with help and advice about feeding babies and through making their church 'baby friendly'.
All Saints, Kilnwick in the Diocese of Yorkshire
The church council and church wardens developed church involvement in the community through proactive publicity and a huge range of events at church. A church with a congregation of just 15 yet they have developed a huge range of simple but effective activities to really bring their church to the centre of village activities.
All Saints', Guildford in the Diocese of Guildford
Welcoming refugees from Syria in partnership with diocese and local authority. An inspirational response to a very modern problem through an immediate response to the refugee problem, showing how churches can really reach out and welcome refugees.