Hi there, I’m Heather who’s come to join the team at Barnsbury Parish as an apprentice youth and children worker through the diocese of London. I am originally from York and lived there until I went to an agricultural university in the west midlands to study animal management and welfare. I then had a bit of change of direction, and during a new wine festival one summer I really felt called to see what ministry work with young people and the community was like. This is when I started on a discipleship year and was placed in a small Church in Hainault. From there I moved onto an internship in Tollington Parish, just down the road. This is where I was able to cary on my learning and felt called to carry this on long term, which is how I came to be in Barnsbury. I really have a passion to see children and young people grow in their faith and to know the love of God. In my spare time I love to do lots of creative things like drawing and photography and also love exploring the outdoors and cooking. Really looking forward to getting to know the Church family in Barnsbury Parish, see you all soon.
You can contact me on my work email: email@example.com
Starchasers starts again on Sunday 14th January at the Paget Christian Centre, beside Bingfield Park.
This term we’ll be looking at some of the people who met Jesus in Luke’s gospel. Jesus’ ministry reached out to all kinds of people, and He made time for them all. This term, we learn about Jesus and how other people responded to meeting the ‘Son of God’. The challenge to us today is how we will respond to discovering Jesus and meeting Him? Our memory verse for the term is: John 8 v 12 Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life”.
14th January – Luke 2 v 22-40. Simeon and Anna – God’s promise for them to see Jesus
28th January – Luke 2 v 42-52. Religious teachers – Jesus meeting the leaders in the temple
11th February – Luke 5 v 1-11. Simon Peter, James & John – Trusting and following Jesus.
25th February – Luke 7 v 36 – 50. A rejected woman – Jesus heals a ‘sinful’ woman
4th March – Luke 8 v 40 – 56. A ruler & an ill woman – when things look hopeless Jesus can still heal
25th March – Luke 19 v 1 – 10. Zacchaeus – His transformation and change
A Carol Service on the Bemerton Saturday 17th December 3-5pm
at the Paget Christian Centre
On Saturday 17th December we’re having a special Carol Service on the Bemerton Estate and would love you to come. The service will be held in the Victorian chapel in the Paget between 4 and 5pm and will have carols, stories, lights & everything else you’d expect at a Christmas service.
Before the service we’ll have crafts, activities, challenges as well as hot chocolate and mince pies. So join us from 3pm to have some fun before the service starts.
The Paget Christian Centre is on Bingfield Park, on the opposite side to Crumbles Castle. But if you get to Bingfield Park you should be able to see the signs from there!
Bemerton Carols is free and open to all local people.
Bemerton Soul is back this summer and runs from
Monday 25th to Friday 29th July, 2:30 to 5:00pm
Children: For those aged 5-11 we have games, sports and arts & crafts on Bingfield Park. Children will compete in teams over the week with medals given out on Sunday afternoon. Our theme is “Space” and during the afternoon we’ll share a space themed story from the Bible.
Youth: For those aged 11-16 we’ll have a Football School on the Bingfield Park pitch. Qualified coaches will help improve your game and offer you the chance to compete in different tournaments. At half-time the coaches will share some of their stories and Jesus’ story.
Bemerton Soul Celebration, Sunday 31st July
Service 2 to 3 pm, BBQ and Fun Day 3 to 5 pm
We’ll end the week with a service of celebration on Sunday afternoon. The service will feature songs, stories, photos and feedback from the week and our prize giving ceremony. Afterwards we’ll have a fun day in Bingfield Park with football, stalls, craft, food stalls, and children’s disco.
Bemerton Soul is free and is open to all local children, young people and families. For your child to attend you will need to complete a permission form and they will be available at reception during the week.
You are warmly invited to the premiere of the Starchasers film: The Story of Esther.
This term Starchasers have been going through the book of Esther and at our annual Starchasers Service we’ll be sharing the story with you. This will include the first ever screening of our film about Esther.
So come along and find our more about Esther and our Sunday morning group Starchasers.
And as a special bonus this year we’ll also be hearing from our Sunday morning youth group, Roots.