2018

Christmas Day 2018

Christmas carols have been sung, Christmas messages given and heard, Christmas greetings shared… and all the candles are alight on the advent wreath.

Happy Christmas to all…

…and thank you to everyone who planned, contributed to and supported out Christmas services and activities.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2018, Christmas, Worship

Parties and Pantomime 2018

Thank you to everyone who helped to give our children and youth group members such fine parties on Saturday and to everyone who played a part in or supported the pantomime – a super afternoon and evening.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2018, Christmas, Junior Church, Youth Group

Carols in the Courtyard

We had a great time sharing some well-known carols this evening.

Thanks to everyone who participated and to those who prepared the food and drink, to the instrumentalists, to those who set out the staging and lighting and to our M.C., Richard.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2018, Christmas, Outreach Activity

100th anniversary of the end of World War 1

WW1 memorial plaques

Our service on Remembrance Sunday 2018 marked the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1. We took this opportunity to rededicate memorial plaques which had come to us from Castle Gate and St. Anne’s Well Road churches which have been installed in the sanctuary of our church.

Our Junior Church marked this historic anniversary by researching and presenting a display about the lives of the men from the ten St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church who gave their lives during World War 1. They also made driftwood crosses for each of them to be placed in the front garden of the church.

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Posted by gdjjennings in 2018, events, Worship

Belgravians 50th anniversary celebration

The Belgravians celebrated their 50th anniversary in October with an afternoon tea at the Country Cottage Hotel, Ruddington.

Forty-five past and present members met up and a good time seemed to be had by all.   People had come from near and far – – – many locally, as expected but also from Lytham and Rochdale, Bournemouth and even as far away as Ireland.  There may have been other places too!   Having an afternoon gathering enabled many to travel from home and back in a day.

Messages and greetings from people unable to come were read out and cards from some former members were circulated.   A “memory” book was passed round in which we could all put our names and a message.

Belgravians remains a lovely way to meet up socially with church friends and the group is open to all.   We would love to see more people coming to our events.  

Posted by gdjjennings in 2018, Belgravians, Report

Harvest Festival 2018

Our Harvest Festival Service this year was also our “Orchestra Sunday” when we gave thanks to God for all His gifts to us. The wonderful floral displays celebrated music as well as the abundance of creation.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this special service, especially to those who gave their time to create the displays, to prepare the music and to those who travelled so far to join us.

Harvest Gifts were donated to The Friary and floral arrangements were taken out to members of our fellowship who were not able to be with us.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2018, Harvest, Worship

“New term”

We give a particular welcome to students coming to Nottingham for the first time and to those returning to study.

We hope you have a good year here.

Our Junior Church promotion Sunday will be on 9th September and all are welcome.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2018, Junior Church, Students, Worship, Youth Group

The Wind in the Willows – Junior Church Show 2018

A large and appreciative audience was enthralled and entertained by a wonderful performance of the new musical The Wind in the Willows at church on 30th June.

Based on an adaptation by Julian Fellows, the well-known characters of Mole, Rat, Badger and the irrepressible Toad appear in episodes of the familiar story together with the Otter family (which has an expanded role in the plot) and the wild wood adversaries.

The acting and singing were a treat and we extend our congratulations to all the young people involved for their acting and singing and to all the adults who worked so hard over recent months to enable this ambitious production.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2018, events, Junior Church, Youth Group

Child Friendly Church

We were delighted that Jane Henderson, our Synod Children & Youth Development Officer, was able to be present in worship to present the Child Friendly Church Award to our church.

Thanks were expressed to everyone who has worked so hard to make the application and to all the members of the Junior Church team for their commitment week-by-week.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2018, Junior Church, Worship, Youth Group

Light Night 2018

Our church was a “hub of entertainment” on the evening of Nottingham Light Night, Friday 23rd February.

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We had a wide range of attractions including a ukulele “Come and Strum” sing-a-long session; the Nottingham Signing Choir, our Church Choir singing a selection of anthems; an open session singing songs from Les Misérables; Belly Dance World dancers; Redhill School a capella group; local band The Theory; Ravenshead Swing Band and Teremok -Nottingham Russian School Dance Group. opportunities to add a prayer request to our Prayer Tree; speak to members of the Nottingham Interfaith Council and look at our pew displays to find out about some of the people who were part of our church in years gone by.

We had a very good number of people through the doors will all our groups having good audiences and many also took the opportunity to have a meal in our small hall or to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and some cake.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2018, events, Report