|The rising sun reflected in the River North Tyne |
For me it was a day of preparation for four services tomorrow, as well as delivering my share of cards around the parish publicising Christmas services.
|More prayers on the Prayer Tree by the time of the service to end the Bellingham Christmas Tree Festival (which was squeezed into a busy afternoon between Messy Church at Falstone and Advent Parish Worship at Thorneyburn)|
|On the strings hanging from the gazebo pupils could hang their "big questions".|
|The children were amazed to find a normal classroom so transformed -- and being allowed to rest in the "holy" (that is, set apart) corner was a very popular non-activity.|
Saturday 26th August 2017
|They don't look real but they are!|
|Setting out entries in the "industrial tent" before the Show opens|
The Church tent ready to welcome anyone looking for free rest and refreshment
Watching stick dressing
serving homemade lemonade and elderflower cordial
A father entertains his twins with toys
Stunt horses in the main ring, demonstrating action...