St James' School - Years 5 and 6
Experiencing Easter is an interactive way of introducing Holy Week to children. In small groups the children journey through five ‘stations’ depicting some of the major episodes in the Passion story. At each stop there are questions, narrative, and an activity to undertake. The groups all join together for the final sixth (Resurrection) station.
| Station 1: Palm Sunday|| Station 2: Foot Washing||Station 3: Last Supper|
|Station 4: Gethsemane||Station 5: The Cross||Station 6: Resurrection|
Over the next few months we will be exploring various aspects of our dedication to the Holy Innocents. The focus of the first few sessions will be on ‘suffering’ and the sessions will be led by a member of the group. The sessions will link in a fairly loose way with actions proposed/offered to the congregation each month and with a cycle of prayer. As the early Saturday sessions will be linked to some reading, there is also a possibility of making reading available a week or ten days ahead for people who express an interest, but this would not be required………!!! Please contact Janet on
if you want to read ahead and send a postal address if possible.
We would also like to run a day conference on ‘Childhood, Power and Suffering’ at some point…maybe reflecting on the school killings.
So, it looks something like this:
March 2nd/3rd Janet: Suffering and Liberation - drawing on Dorothee Solle’s book Suffering and on the mediaeval mystic writing The Cloud of Unknowing we will continue our focus on the 'Holy Innocents' by considering the matter of inconsolable grief. In the words of the Bible, 'the sound of wailing and loud lamentation. Rachel weeping for her children' and consider what we believe a loving response to be. We will also consider practical support for those who grieve throughout the world and continue to think about intercessions.
April 6th/7th Giles: Suffering and Meaning (using Viktor Frank’s work). Linked to prayers and actions probably in relation to MIND.
May 4th/5th tbc: Forgiveness. Linked to Prayers and Actions for Victim Support/Restorative Justice movement. http://valapublishers.coop/ifyousitverystill
May 12th-18th: Christian Aid week
June 1st/2nd Stephen: Something linked to Jubilee Debt/Tax Campaign issues prior to and linked with actions for the Enniskillen G8 summit.
It would be lovely to see folk at some or all of these.
United in Mission
A conference on evangelism led by Bishop of Beverley, Martyn Jarrett and the Bishop of Bolton, Chris Edmonsdon. Supported by Affirming Catholicism, Forward in Faith, Society of Catholic Priests, Women's Chapter. Cost £5.00 per person
Holy Innocents, Fallowfield, 10.00 am - 1.00 pm
Opening worship followed by keynote speaker
Rt Revd Martyn Jarrett
This is a conference for all who are passionate to see practical ways in which mission and growth can be furthered in their parishes.
Contact Lisa Daniels to book your place 0161 828 1412
Visit the Diocesan website for more informatiion.
From Swaddling Clothes to Winding Sheet - textiles in every part of life
Holy Innocents Church Fallowfield was delighted to be part of the 2012 Manchester Histories Festival. Our exhibition was collected from members of our community and beyond. It reflected how, at every stage and part of human existence, textiles are a precious and all-embracing part of our lives.
The textiles in the exhibition were not clothing; some of them were worn on the body – but often in addition to clothing, or to mark a particular allegiance, profession, or occasion - others were used to furnish or clean our homes, or to make our lives easier or more comfortable, and some carried a message.
Exhibit 1: 'Water of life, cleanse and refresh us'
Exhibit 2: 'Now I lay me down to sleep'
Exhibit 3: 'Satan find work for idle hands'
Exhibit 4: 'Purge me with hyssop and I shall be clean'
Exhibit 5: 'Who makes me dwell in saftey'
Exhibit 6: 'Through all the changing scenes of life'
Exhibit 7: 'From swaddling cloths to winding sheet'
Exhibt 8: 'Brightly gleams our banner'
Exhibit 9: 'They cast lots for his clothing'
28th April 2012 10.00 am-3.30 pm
A day of praying together, workshops, worship and teaching on prayer. All welcome.
Workshops will include:
Praying with the scriptures
Praying through art
Praying with music
Please bring your own lunch, or buy it locally. Drinks will be provided.
To help us estimate numbers, please telephone Revd. Bill Raines if you will be coming on 0161 224 1310.
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