On the weekend after Easter, 26th – 28th April, we hosted members of the National Methodist Youth Brass Band. Arriving on Friday evening, they held rehearsals on Saturday morning and afternoon, and on Saturday evening at 7.30 pm they gave a concert in the church. They also assisted at the Morning Service on the Sunday, before we bid them farewell after lunch. We greatly enjoyed their visit.
During the last week of term for Wirral schools, the week beginning 25th March, we welcomed about 300 children from local primary schools to St Andrew’s to “Experience Easter”. Six areas of the church were set up to represent Palm Sunday, Jesus washing His disciples’ feet, the Last Supper, the Garden of Gethsemane, the Cross, and the Tomb and Resurrection. The children in groups of 5 or 6 visit each area to hear from a storyteller and experience the story in active and practical ways. We have been doing this for some years now and it is always much appreciated by the staff of the schools and thoroughly enjoyed by the children and the story tellers. – Sheila Fidler