One Church Gatherings

One Church Gathering: 19th October 2019

This years One Church Gathering includes worship and workshops for all the family. To Book: go to

Purpose of this One Church event?

  • Resource smaller churches or those struggling
  • Build the idea of One Family of God, One Body, One Church in the Forest
  • Bringing Christians together to praise and worship
  • Accessible to all
  • Come together to be strengthened, encouraged, built up, resourced
  • Signposting

We’ll start the day in the church for welcome and coffee 9-9:45. Worship will begin at 9:45. After worship will be session 1 workshops, a simple lunch, more workshops in the afternoon and all together again at the end of the day to worship, share and celebrate.

The Activities and Workshops are bookable in advance by contacting, or they can be booked on the day. They include:

A Market Place: A bountiful source of freely gained and freely given information. This is an opportunity to share what you’re doing to extend the Kingdom, and to learn what others have done and are doing for God’s purposes in our local Forest communities. Examples may be extended prayer groups, worship arts & crafts, ministry development and retreats. And yes we will be making sure we all know about our churches, where and when they meet.  

Celtic Space: Song of the Soul.Join us for a journey exploring the Song of the Soul, a gentle and more contemplative worship session, listening and reflecting on what the soul is and what the soul longs for.  We’ll be using some celtic songs and prayers, the beautiful psalms, some soulful taize chants and engaging in some quiet times of listening and reflection in God’s presence.

Teaching Sessions: WHAT IS WORSHIP?
Worship is far more than singing songs of worship, we will explore other ways of expressing worship.

Godly Play: Godly Play is a creative and imaginative approach to Christian nurture and invites listeners into stories encouraging them to connect them with personal experience. It also uses wondering questions and an open-ended response time in a way that is non-coercive to encourage people of all ages to move into larger dimensions of belief and faith as a way to join in the worship and life of their faith community.’ (Young children welcome).

Photography, words and images: Capturing a scene or a moment in time can be a great way to help us focus on the One who makes it all possible. Sitting, waiting for a sunset to develop is a way to spend time talking with Father. In this workshop I am hoping to show how, by combining images, music and words, you can produce something of beauty, and a tool by which you and others can have a different and perhaps a new experience of worshiping God.

Worshipful Arts and Crafts: Encountering God through Creativity using a variety of techniques and materials. (Young children welcome).

The Journey: An interactive spiritual trail using various parts of the site and different activities to explore ‘Who am I?’, ‘Who are you?’, ‘Who is God?’ and ‘How therefore shall we live?’ (Young children welcome).

Signed Singing: Using British Sign language signs to enhance worship songs and to aid accessibility. We will learn at least 3 signed songs which will be shared in the closing worship. (Young children welcome).

Worship in the outdoors: Seeking how outdoor environments and experiences of nature can help foster Spiritual awareness. (Young children welcome).

Outdoor Activities: A range of outdoor activities will be available for 11-17 year olds led by qualified instructors during workshop times.

Children’s activities are available for 7-11yrs during workshop times.

Younger children are welcome in some worshops provided they are accompanied by a parent or carer who must take full responsibility. See individual workshops above.

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