As a new venture the Mothering Sunday service was held at Shorne C of E Primary School and was supported by children from the school and their parents as well as our regular congregation. A feature was a “pop up” choir: children were invited to arrive half an hour before the service to practice a song (“He Came Down”) which they later sang, together with hand movements, with the regular church choir as you see in the photo.
It was a relaxed, informal service which involved children in other parts of the service such as readings and combined fun with worship. The success owed much to Dennis Usher, our lay reader, who led the worship, Rosemary Moore who directed the choir and Rita Sylvester who played the piano.
In view of its success we plan to hold more of our All Age Worship services at the school, though the next one will be in the church as it is to be combined with a baptism.