Junior School Christmas Service

Junior School filled the Church today.

dsc_0586_edited-2I apologise for having to blur out all except one face, but I don’t know the photo permission status of most of these young people, apart from Megan. Hope the picture doesn’t look too scary.

The young people were fabulous, performing a play about how tough Christmas was, with fears about money and unemployment, and how actually time and love were more important than expensive presents.

The traditional images were scenes filmed the previous week and made to look like an old film. I think they really worked.

Whereas I didn’t quite hit the button with the Infants earlier in the week, this time, I managed to nail the tone, speaking of seeking the Christ child beneath the wrapping paper and seeing past the fairy lights to glmpse the holy family.

I used the best picture book in Elson: our stained glass to move us beyond the manger and to Jesus the man and his gift of Salvation. Unlike the RC Bishop of Arundel, I WILL speak of salvation to young people and make it real. I believe it worked.

You might like to use these ‘old school’ film inserts in any work of yours…

1. Annunciation


2.  May and Joseph travel to Bethlehem


3. The Wise Men visit Herod


4. The Stable


5. Shepherds and Wise Men visit