Centenary project launches logo

14th September 2015

The Centenary Project will be a springboard to launch a whole new network of children’s, youth and family workers to enable churches to reach many more young people in our Diocese with God’s love. The first worker, Lucy Luckock, has now been appointed and will work at St Mary Magdalene, Whiston & St Cuthbert’s, Herringthorpe.  Here she talks about her new role and her hopes for the future.

“I have been a member of the congregation at Whiston Parish Church since being a child. Over the last twenty years I have been a Brownie Leader and in addition I was the District Commissioner, which involved oversight of 20 units of Rainbows, Brownies and Guides in Whiston, Herringthorpe, Clifton and Brinsworth.

In September 2008 I started a church toddler group (Little Fishes) in the Parish Hall with a small team of volunteers from Church.  During the session we include singing Christian based songs and end with prayers.  At one session each term the groups attend Church for their session and enjoy a short bible story, singing, praying, crafts and refreshments. The group has gone from strength to strength with an average of 30 children and parents/grandparents attending the session.  In September 2014 because of a long waiting list I opened a second group which now has approximately 30 children and parents/grandparents attending regularly.

I have just completed the Aurora Children’s Course and I am about to be licenced as a Children’s Minister.

I am very excited to have been appointed as a Centenary Project Worker for both Whiston and Herringthorpe Churches.  There is massive potential  to extend the work I have done with Little Fishes, working with families and older children.  I feel that there is also a huge opening for further age related groups within the Whiston and Herringthorpe areas, including working with the uniformed organisations and developing after-school clubs."

The project also now has an approved logo for use on all things Centenery related so look out for more info carrying the image.

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