Following a visit to Spring Harvest in 2015, a new puppet ministry started at Charing Cross, which has grown from two puppeteers into a whole team. The puppet population has also grown and the team has become more experimental. What has been exciting is that a significant number of the team have various disabilities, and whereas they may be reticent to express themselves in a social context, they inspiringly give the puppets life. The puppeteers regularly perform in worship and support other churches such as St Luke’s Hoylake and St Stephen’s Prenton at their fun days. They have taken the stage at the Birkenhead Festival of Transport, enlivened a local Costa coffee shop and entertained in an old people’s home. – Rev Steve Carpenter