On Sunday it was lovely to see such a variety of teddies at out the Teddy Bears Picnic service – over twenty cuddly toys came along and to celebrate with their owners and what a wonderful joyous service it was!
Joyous… and a little chaotic at times (as the press photographer was rather enthusiastic at the start and the recorded music on occasions didn’t always agree with the service sheet) – but this was a celebration and time for laughter as well as a time to reflect and feel the closeness of God.
Thank you to the whole team (and this was very much a team effort) for all your efforts. Thank you to the congregation for singing so well, thank you to the youngsters, who got stuck in and just thank you all for making it the celebration it was meant to be.
Photo credit: Georgie Fry