Hurst Methodist Church

Stanhope Street, Ashton-under-Lyne
Lancashire OL6 9QZ


Rev Karen Hilsden  e-mail

Please note that all services and meetings 
are now postponed because of the Covid19 pandemic

Godly Play Dedication Service Tuesday July 2nd at Hurst

Everyone was welcomed by Rev Karen Hilsden who began the service in prayer. Lynne Stretton then read the opening Bible reading from Zechariah 8:3-5, 8 and Rev Julie Coates followed with a reading from Matthew 18:1-5. Karen then reflected on the two readings which the children listened to and understood.

On the day there were five year 5 pupils who were studying for their Gold Worship Leader award before they move on to secondary school. They were accompanied by the Deputy Headteacher of Rosehill Methodist Primary Academy.

Julie led the Prayer of Dedication which was followed by a reading from Joel 1:3 by Lynne and another from Deuteronomy 6:6-7 by Julie.

Karen then brought the service to a close with a prayer and invited everyone to look at all the various Godly Play figures. 

The children started to develop their own stories and had a baptism service in which they all took part.  Then two of the children set up a story in the sand bag while the others explored the parable boxes.

Then to end what had been a wonderful afternoon, 
everyone had tea/coffee or juice and cake.



Ashton-under-Lyne Methodist Circuit has just started a new 
social group for anyone aged 18 or over.
The group meet on the 4th Sunday of each month 
at Hurst Methodist Church, at 7pm

If you already know God or would like to get to know Him; 
or you just want somewhere to come and unwind, 
please do join us. 





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