Discovery Weekend, September 24th to 26th
The photographs in this gallery were taken during the Discovery Weekend,
24th to 26th September 2004.
The three church congregations, along with some
other groups of parishes around the Diocese, were invited by the Bishop
of Coventry to run an
event or events in the last weekend of September with the aim of communicating
something of the Christian message to people who don't currently come
to church in a fun, intriguing, inviting way. In the end we ran several
events aimed at different groups of people but the responses
were good all round.
The sleepout for young people attracted around 15 youngsters
who spent a rather chilly night outside the Scout Hut in boxes and heard
and Geoff of Leamington Christian Mission about their work with some
of the homeless and very poor people of Leamington.
The Men's Breakfast
brought together 36 men from the three villages who had a great breakfast
and then heard a fascinating talk from a young
man about the work of the International Centre for Reconciliation at
Coventry Cathedral in some of the most troubled places of our world.
was an art event in church where people could sit and draw some of the
different parts of the architecture or furnishings.
On Saturday afternoon
around 60 people discovered more of the history of Wasperton on a walk
around the village with a booklet which linked
some of the history to different aspects of the way Christians view
life and the world.
Sunday morning saw some special services, and Sunday evening
was a superb Barn Dance and pig roast at the school attended by about 150
A good time was had by all and Revd David Jessett explained a bit about
the weekend and different ways in which people could find out more about
Overall it was really enjoyable and very successful with
probably more than 200 different people attending one or more events. Watch
further Discovery follow-up events in future.
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