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Friday 11th May 2020

the entertainer

John is a storyteller, singer, songwriter and musician, puppeteer, juggler, writer of scripts and resource books and produces CDs and DVDs of Christian songs. For 5 years he was the leader of the well-known Saltmine Children's Team. His home is Histon in Cambridge where he lives with his wife and family, and loves coming home to pie and chips.

John has led children's work and all-age worship at national events like Spring Harvest, Easter People, The Baptist Assembly, and many other conferences. He now travels widely to provide interactive activities for many different organisations, including school assemblies and events (ranging from 60 to 600 children!), family Praise Parties and Concerts, creative communications Training Sessions, RE Days in Primary Schools, Holiday Clubs and Sing Song Sessions in Primary Schools and for Older People.

He has had the privilege of working in Bognor, Belfast, Birmingham, Bolton, Bulgaria, Beirut, and (beyond the ‘B’s!) Dubai, Uganda and Washington DC.

He works closely with Charlie the Cheeky Monkey, and both are excited to be coming on their very first visit to Chapeltown. It’ll be a wonderful evening for children from Y3 upwards, their families and friends.

Event: Friday 11 May 2020 – 6-8pm at Windmill Hill Primary School, Ash View, Chapeltown S35 1ZD

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Friday 13th November 2020

the widow

Maureen Greaves’ family hit the headlines in 2012 when her husband Alan was fatally attacked just before midnight on Christmas Eve. He was walking to his local church to play the organ for a Christmas service that was to focus on the joy and hope of Christmas. Instead, Maureen found herself not only living through the traumatic loss of her beloved husband, but at the centre of worldwide media interest, and then a criminal investigation and trial. Amazingly, she managed to find lasting peace and even forgiveness for Alan’s murderers. She now continues to share her story, and how her Christian faith somehow kept her through it all. We are very privileged to be able to welcome Maureen with us this November: hers is a moving and powerful story that speaks to anyone who has struggled with the question: how on earth do I forgive?

Event: Friday 13 November 2020 – 7.30pm at the Newton Hall, Cowley Lane, Chapeltown S35 1SX

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