We've listened to feedback from last year's inaugural Open Day, and this year we're planning something even better! We’ll showcase some of what we do, as well as providing some interesting and fun things for visitors of all ages to engage with. What a line-up!
World War 1 Exhibition
Of special interest this year is 100 years since the end of World War 1, so we'll have some fascinating material on loan from the archive office about that, as well as stories of the 90 men from Mulbarton who served in the Great War.
Harvest House Anniversary
It's 25 years since the church bought Harvest House and 20 years since it was officially opened, so there'll be something of that story to discover, if you've ever wondered how Harvest House fits in. Refreshments and cake served throughout the day in Harvest House!
Toddle for the Font!
We're hoping some local youngsters will get sponsorship to help towards the cost of the Font. They'll receive a sticker for every lap they complete of the special course in Harvest House, as well as a certificate to say they helped save the font - sponsorship forms available here.
Brave Teddy Bear Parachutes
This year every teddy bear who braves a flight from the tower with parachute will receive a prize and certificate of bravery! Just bring your teddy bear and parachute along, and we'll hoist them up ready to launch at 12noon. If you haven't got a parachute, just bring your teddy, and they'll get a ride down from the tower together in the basket with the big parachute!
Teddy Bear Picnic, with family games and crafts
The teddy bears can then travel to Harvest House for a burger or hotdog from our stall there. At Harvest House there will be family games and Messy Church style crafts - so plenty to occupy little ones. There'll also be a special church trail for youngsters back at the church.
We're really looking forward to hearing the performances throughout the day: the Shelfanger handbell ringers will be performing at the start of the day, to inspire us with our own set of handbells. There will also be a chance for you to have a go at ringing our big tower bells.
The ever popular Community Choir and School Choir will perform after lunch. We'll also have live music through the day on organ, piano and guitar in both church and harvest House.
Another big highlight will be the flower festival. We have an incredibly talented group of flower arrangers, who will transform the church with delightful floral displays. Truly not to be missed.
Please do book the date! We'd love to see you!
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Contact Adrian for more details - 01508 571167