ACTIVITIES INVOLVING SCHOOLS
We love working with our local schools
Doughnut Church is our new free initiative at St John's Primary School which is starting on Mondays after school at the beginning of June. There will be Games, Crafts, Music, Drama and of course...Doughnuts! If your child attends St John's school and would like to join in then please contact Revd. Garry at this email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every term for one whole week, the children of St John’s Church of England Primary School come and take over the church for their Sanctuary Week.
It’s an opportunity for them to recognise the power and importance of ‘place’ - they make the ‘pilgrimage’ to the church - and to recognise that it is a unique and space set aside for worship, peace, prayer and sanctuary.
The children engage with interactive boards and displays to share some of their stories and reflections in the safe surrounding of our church.
The week culminates with a Sunday Family Service in which the children share with their families and our congregation all that they have reflected on and experienced… in so doing they teach and enrich all our lives.
MISSION AND LEARNING
Our church is more than just Sunday prayers. We have different events and groups that learn throughout the year.
Alpha is aimed at anybody who wants to find out more about faith and Christianity and who want to ask some of the big questions of life. Each week we start with a meal together and then watch a film or listen to a talk and then in small groups discuss what we’ve learnt and most importantly ask questions. No question is too big or too small. You learn a lot on Alpha but it’s also great fun and our participants last year gave some lovely feedback on how much they had enjoyed it and delighted that a number of people who came to alpha went on to be confirmed into the family of the church.
To register your interest in alpha please e-mail us at email@example.com with your name and we will be in contact you.
And if you want to find out more please contact Revd Garry or Revd Lisa and we’d be delighted to tell you a little bit more.
BIBLE IN FOUR MINUTES
Watch this video to learn more about the Bible. Download and watch using link below.
We are setting up house groups across the parish where we can develop friendships and study the Bible and pray in more depth.
WORSHIP LOCAL EVENT
Some 130 people recently gathered at Holy Trinity Knaresborough for the first ever ‘Worship Local’ event, drawing Christians in from across the town; some who already worship in Knaresborough but many who live in the town but worship elsewhere.
Led by the Revd Jen Bradley, and supported by Christians Together in Knaresborough and Kairos Network Church, the service aimed to gather people to celebrate Knaresborough and all the things God is doing in the community and to have an opportunity to connect with each other, perhaps for the first time.