Dear Parents,

Please enjoy reading our latest Genesis news and dates that lead us towards the summer holidays. We shall be exploring the start of the Church following Jesus’ resurrection, Pentecost and exploring the work of Christian charities.

  • 5 May Genesis – Immediate reaction of the women and disciples following the Resurrection
  • 12 May Genesis – Christian Aid focus (Christian Aid prayer stations)
  • 19 May Family worship – no Genesis
  • 26 May Genesis – How different were the disciples post Resurrection?
  • 2 June Genesis – Thy Kingdom Come
  • 9 June Genesis – Pentecost
  • 16 June Family worship – no Genesis.
  • 23 June Genesis – Christian charity focus (part 1)
  • 30 June Genesis – Christian charity focus (part 2)
  • 7 July Genesis – Our response to work on Christian charities- what can we do?
  • 14 July Genesis – Final session with fun and games at the playpark.
  • 21 July Family worship – no Genesis.

Thank you to everybody that supported St Luke’s music festival whether that was playing instruments in Church, singing or attending the evening music concert and afternoon tea.

Since out last letter we have held our Annual Parish Church meeting. For your information, I am including the report on Genesis prepared for this meeting.

Genesis’ continues to be a place for young people, 2-11 years, to explore faith through craft, music, drama and friendship. We have been delighted to welcome a new family to Genesis and Olivia Middleweek joins us as a young leader. Our numbers remain around 15 children in attendance and 4 teachers. Our aims at Genesis remain the same:

  • to provide a regular pattern of worship and teaching to the children in our congregation.
  • to reach out to families in the wider community.

Our support of Church events and ecumenical activities.

  • Within Church services we have contributed to Family services providing music,
    prayer and Bible readings. Additionally, we have enjoyed taking part in other
    services such as Mothering Sunday, Harvest, ‘A Miracle in town’ nativity and our
    Christingle and Crib Services.
  • Outside Church services, Genesis led the Operation Christmas Child and Mary’s
    Meals campaign, led the Centenary Remembrance activities for over 120 children from the uniformed groups, hosted an Open Church at the Christmas market evening and supported the St Luke’s Music event ‘Striking a Chord’ working alongside the Holmes Chapel primary schools to celebrate music in Holmes Chapel.
  • Genesis continues to support the pastoral networking system. We network the children in Genesis and their families as well as each other.

Our success and mission within Genesis is dependent on team work, encouragement, enthusiasm and faith. Thank you to the team of teachers, children and parents that inspire us and the Church congregation and leaders for their encouragement.


Let’s now continue to look forward to the year ahead and embrace our Church mission, “Making Christ known in the community of Holmes Chapel so that all can share in the joy of God’s love.” Thank you.

As always please feel free to pass this letter onto family and friends that might like to come along and see what we do on a Sunday morning. Thank you for your continued support and can we wish you all a very happy summer. Genesis will return after the summer break, recommencing on Sunday 8 September.

With many thanks,
Fiona Pullé, on behalf of the Genesis team.