Norton Parish was chosen by Bishop Michael (Bishop of Hertford) as his Mission Parish for 2019.
From Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th September we were involved in many different community events.
Thursday 26th Septemer - STONEHILL SCHOOL HARVEST DAY
Our mission team, along with Bishop Michael, joined with the students of Stonehill School for the whole day of harvest based activities... from music to crafting and writing to sharing... we shared the day toegteher and ended some time to 'Grill the Bishop' (not literally!)
Friday 27th September - FRIDAY LUNCH & MESSY CHURCH@Stonehill School
Friday Lunch - a hot lunch was served for people in our community who are living alone or with sheltered/assisted housing. This was an opportunity to meet others, eat toegther and make new friends. Some wonderful singers entertained us after lunch.
Messy Church - Running from 3.15pm- 5.15pm at Stonheill School was a family focussed afternoon of activities based on the story of the Mustard Seed. Fun activities, games and crafts and finishing with eating dinner together.
Saturday 28th September - TREMBATHS CARE HOME & A BARN DANCE WITH ST NICHOLAS SCHOOL
Trembaths - A number of families and the Mission team are planning to join the reisdents of Trembaths Care Home for a lively, fun and engaing time of worship together. Its a church service with a difference! At Trembaths, we will birng all ages together to sing, learn about God and pray together.
Barn Dance - A fun evening of dancing (barn style!), food and drink as we joined with St Nicholas School Parents Assoctaion (SNAPS) at St George's Church Hall. A wonderful time to brought us all toegther.
Sunday 29th September - HARVEST FESTIVAL SERVICE - 9.30am
Led by Bishop Michael, we came together as all ages to celebrate and give grateful thanks for the wonderful world we live in and for all that is provided for us. We also came with gifts of food/provisions to share what we have with those stuggling. All harvest gifts were given to the Letchworth Foodbank.
There was tea, coffee and cake in the church hall after the service.