|The storyboard for STARS (Sunday Toddlers And RelativeS)|
After the two morning services with adult congregations, I went to St Cuthbert's Bellingham to prepare for STARS. At 2.51 having set up the story board in the empty church, I realised that I had left something at the Rectory. I walked quickly home, collected the visual aid and returned to church. As I entered at 2.59 I was delighted to find nearly twenty children and parents sitting quietly on cushions on the floor waiting for the story.
Nobody has ever told the children to be quiet. They simply catch the peaceful atmosphere and feel at home.