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News and views from St. Mary's Woodbridge
Issue 8 Spring 2009

Try our Sunday School

Easter gardens, chocolate nests, paper puppets and other goodies to take home are just some of the things children can look forward to making and enjoying at St Mary's Sunday School over the Easter holiday. On Good Friday we have a chance to meet up for Easter activities after the Good Friday childrens service and if your children have never been to Sunday School, now may be a good time for them and you to give it a try.

Apart from special activity get-togethers at Easter and Christmas, Sunday School meets every Sunday during term-time. It is an informal fun introduction to the Gospel readings and other stories from the Bible, and caters for children aged 4 to 10 years old. The Sunday School meets in church at the 10.00 am service and goes up to St Mary's Centre after the first hymn, returning in time for Communion. Activities vary each week from acting out the stories to games and races, cooking, clay modelling, junk modelling and other fun pastimes.

At Christmas we perform a play to depict the birth of Jesus, and everybody has a part; then in January we have the Sunday School Party, which was attended by 37 children this year.

All children are warmly welcome. We look forward to seeing you there.

Keep calm, were British!

We British are a stoic lot. We do best with our backs to the wall, making do and adapting, even when things get tough. This is almost certainly why the message KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON pictured here on a poster in Barretts window seems to strike a chord. Originally printed by the government in 1940 for use in the event of an invasion, the Woodbridge poster campaign made the national news and can still be seen in a number of our shop windows following the Barretts lead.