6th December | 2020
Preparing for Christmas 2 | Rev. Tim Deller
6th December | 2020
Preparing for Christmas 2 | Rev. Tim Deller
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APRIL| EASTER AT SPEEN CHURCH
We enjoyed fellowship and a time of refection with communion at our Passover Supper on Maundy Thursday. On Good Friday we met for a family friendly walk followed by hot cross buns and the opportunity for creative prayer in the Chapel.
Our Easter Day celebration started with an outdoor service of praise and worship as we were invited to "Come, See, Go and Tell" the good news just as the angel told Mary at the empty tomb:
The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Matt 28:5-7
MARCH | EASTER WITH SPEEN SCHOOL AND TODDLERS AND TIDDLERS
We were delighted to welcome Speen School to the Chapel where they explored the story of Easter in the Garden and made some beautiful stained glass window decorations in Chapel Hall.
Toddlers and Tiddlers enjoyed an Easter egg hunt in the Chapel and received a storybook about Easter.
MARCH | EASTER GARDEN
The Easter Garden in Speen Churchyard told the story of the first Easter from Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, his betrayal by a close friend, the Last Supper with his disciples, his death on the cross dying for the sins of the world and his victorious resurrection from the grave giving us the promise of eternal life!
Preparing the Easter Garden
FEBRUARY | PRAYER FOR UKRAINE
On the anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Speen Chapel was open for quiet reflection and prayer for an end to the conflict and pasesPlease click HERE for a guide How to pray for Ukraine.
FEBRUARY | SOUP FOR SYRIA-TURKEY EARTHQUAKE APPEAL
Our prayers are with the people of Syria and Turkey after the devastating effects of the recent earthquake on a region of the world already affected by war and poverty. In addition we held a Pop-Up Soup Lunch to demonstrate the love of Jesus for those impacted by the earthquake. Over £1090 was raised - thank you to everyone who took part.
DECEMBER | Christmas at Speen Church
The story of the very first Christmas was retold through songs and drama at our Christmas Eve carols by candlelight service, film at the Movie Night, a "Happy Birthday Jesus" party with Tiddlers and Toddlers and through our outdoor family-friendly Nativity Trail around the village. As we go into the new year we continue to celebrate the wonderful gift of Jesus: "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16
NOVEMBER | Remembrance Sunday
We were joined at our Service of Remembrance by the guides, Cllr Roger Craft and Wing Commander Al Scott who laid wreaths at the lychgate Village War Memorial. We also enjoyed a visit from a very smartly dressed little canine friend who arrived wearing a beautiful poppy!
OCTOBER | Talent Night
Friends gathered together to enjoy an evening of fun and entertainment which included singing, music, comedy and readings rounded off by a fearsome performance of the Haka!
OCTOBER | Harvest
This Harvest Festival we celebrated with thanksgiving the Lord's bountiful provision with donations to bless local families in need through One Can Trust.
SEPTEMBER | Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving for the Life of Queen Elizabeth II
“'I know just how much I rely on my faith to guide me through the good times and the bad. Each day is a new beginning. I know that the only way to live my life is to try to do what is right, to take the long view, to give of my best in all that the day brings, and to put my trust in God!’” Queen Elizabeth II (2022)
JUNE | Jubilee Celebration
We celebrated the Queen's Platinum Jubilee with a Service of Thanksgiving at the Chapel honouring Her Majesty for 70 years of faith and service to the Nation, followed by a village tea party on the Playing Field.
MARCH | Mother's Day Celebration
Our Mother’s Day celebration on Sunday was a special time and we were delighted to welcome children from toddlers and Speen School - delicious pastries and other goodies were served to our guests by a great team of dads!
MARCH | Stories of Healing and Hope
Ken and June Brazier shared stories of healing and hope from the inspiring work of the Mercy Ships at our ladies breakfast on Saturday morning. You can find out more about Mercy Ships HERE.
MARCH | Look at the view!
The overgrown hedge at the corner of Pye Lane has been removed to make way for a new hedge in line with our main gate. This not only opens up the view of the church and village but will improve the sight line for cars and pedestrians turning onto Pye Lane.
JANUARY | Tiddlers and Toddlers
Tiddlers and Toddlers starts back for the New Year on Tuesdays during termtime 9.30-11.30am for all parents, carers and little ones.
Come and play - a warm welcome awaits you! For more details click HERE
NOVEMBER | Village Breakfast
Fionuala Bonnar, Deputy CEO and Director of Development at MHFA England spoke on the important issue of Mental Health at the Village Breakfast on Saturday. She explored the questions What Does it Mean? How to Look after it? and What's it all about? If you would like to know more click HERE for links to helpful resources.
OCTOBER | Transforming Lives for Good
Thirteen ladies enjoyed a sumptuous cream tea on Thursday as they joined TLG’s online celebration of their work with struggling children and their families in the UK. With matched giving from the church and gift aid a total of £675 was raised for this incredible charity. Click HERE to find out more about TLG.
SEPTEMBER | Speen Festival 2021
It has been a joy and a delight to be part of Speen Festival once again as a venue for friends, neighbours and visitors to the community to meet to enjoy a varied programme celebrating the very best artistic and creative talent from Speen and the surrounding areas. To find out more click HERE
AUGUST | New Wine Breaks Out in Speen!
New Wine Summer Conference came to Speen as we joined together with 1000's of Christians across the UK for 5 days of worship, talks and seminars streamed live in the Chapel and Hall. Undeterred by the rain, our Sunday morning celebration was rounded off with a BBQ. Next year we hope to be back at New Wine in person at the East of England Showground Peterborough (click HERE for further details)
The Power of Faith |
A short video to encourage and uplift - may it bless you.
Toddlers and Toddlers |
Carers and Tots enjoy fun together on Tuesdays in Chapel Hall.
Communion | Shared on the first Sunday of the month