can see a Summary and Photographs from the recent September
2014 Junior Church Service below (click each one to enlarge)
Rhapsody in Church!
you expect to hear a parody of the Queen hit “Bohemian
Rhapsody” in Bere Regis Church? That’s just what
happened in September’s Junior Church. The Christian puppet
version, called Sanctuarian Rhapsody, has been famous on YouTube
for a long time. It tells the story of a lad going to church,
including him getting into trouble with his mother for chewing
gum, what he thinks of the choir, will the sermon go on and
why do the babies in the nursery keep crying…. In the
photo below you will see the lad comforting his Mum with “Didn’t
mean to make you cry”. You will also see the choir in
their robes and the Pastor preaching. You may recognize the
babies in the nursery!!!
you sit in the nursery
and hear babies cry.
So you think that their dippers
will never be dry.
Oh, babies, stuck there with
Just gotta get out, just gotta get
right out of there
this came about because we had asked the puppeteers, who got
us started with puppets, back for a visit. Our teenagers were
determined to show what they could do. Not only did they take
on “Sanctuarian Rhapsody” but Emma and Andy choreographed
an amazing dance to a song called “Mission Possible”
when the Lord is in our side
we can overcome the world
with the strength he provides.
feel the power when you pray
and follow him to victory
all the way
visiting puppeteers introduced the service with a “Praise
Song” (I’m Gonna Jump Up and Down). It was very
lively with twenty younger children as well as our teenagers.
Some were a little shy, but most joined in. Thank you very much
to the Brownies that join us.
visiting puppeteers, Sue and Stu Lane, are very experienced
at working with children, especially in a Messy Church in Christchurch.
They also help at courses that are run by the Salisbury diocese
for children’s workers. In the middle of the service they
gave a talk about a caterpillar. Harry was the visual aid and
our teenagers read the quotes from the Bible. (On large “leaves”
for the caterpillar to eat).
also fitted in a puppet item by Rose and Claire, who were our
original puppeteers, but soon will be university students. They
performed “You Raise Me Up” beautifully.
very important reason for making it a special service was that
since we arranged the puppeteers visit we discovered that September
was going to be Rev Ian’s last Junior Church. We presented
him with box full of JCT memories from 2005 to 2014. We also
sang him a special farewell song, with puppets of course.
of other great things happened at the service, such as the Dad’s
Choir, but I must finish here. It is the Junior Church’s
Harvest in October. The service is at 11:00 and children welcome
from ten. Do join us, it is always lively. Sometimes it is a
little chaotic, but it is not a performance, it is an attempt
to worship our Lord in a variety of ways and it seems to suit
both young and old (if the ninety present is anything to go