St Laurence Church - Helping others in the Community
OPEN THE BOOK is a programme of acted and themed Bible stories which take place regularly in our Church School – Downton Primary School in Gravel Close.
St Laurence’s Church has a dedicated Open the Book Team which visit and deliver the stories in the afternoon Worship in the school.
The team of volunteer storytellers came together in March 2013 after they had attended an Introductory Training session at the Salisbury Diocesan Centre at Wilton. Now after many memorable Open the Book sessions, the Team have developed their roles by using drama, mime, props, costume - even the children and staff themselves - to present Bible stories in ways that are lively, engaging, informative ... and great fun for everyone involved!
Another ‘Open the Book’ storyteller is Rev Ron Hart who visits the school on other days in the month and often involves the children in his stories.
The school staff and children thoroughly enjoy the visits from the Open the Book Team who often get recognised out and about in the Village by the children.
For more information please go to: www.openthebook.net
to everyone for your very generous support for our Trussell Trust Christmas Appeal.
Our collection of special Christmas items weighed in at 47.8kg and included lots of savoury and sweet biscuits and snacks, children’s chocolate selections, Christmas puddings and cakes, and tins of ham.
Thank you also to the group of volunteers who spent an evening at the warehouse in Salisbury. We packed a total of 50 family food boxes, which will have provided 25 families in crisis with food for three days.
The Trussell Trust is very grateful for all our support.