This year’s Tots Service was a very lively occasion, as we had 40 little children in church. Parties of children and their carers came over from Noah’s Ark, Chapeltown Nursery, and Bracken Edge Nursery and Reception, and one of our toddlers from St Martin’s came along too. Jane led the service as usual, and the tots learned how Christmas is Jesus’s birthday, and how he loves us so much that we get presents on his birthday too.
We looked at the crib figures and heard the story of Christmas, singing ‘O Little Town of Bethlehem’ and ‘Away in a Manger’. We sang ‘Twinkle, twinkle little star’ as we followed the Wise Men to the Manger. Then we used balloons for our prayers and had a birthday cake with lots of candles to sing Happy Birthday to Jesus. After the short service, we all enjoyed refreshments served by the Mothers’ Union.
This was a lovely occasion again, and we look forward to welcoming the Tots back for Easter on March 28th.