BIG Worship


Beth Peckham B.I.G. Worship

BIG Worship is held at 10:15 on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sundays of each month.

Families with younger children have a special time each Sunday morning called BIG Worship (Be Imitators of God).

Big Worship meets at St Mary’s, Brighstone, lasts 30 minutes and is led by a group of church members under the leadership of Beth Peckham.

On the 1st Sunday of the month there is a short Eucharist at 10:15 which follows the format of the monthly school Eucharist so that it is familiar for the children.

There have also been several ‘weekend’s away’ organised by B.I.G. Worship leaders, which have been great fun for all who have taken part.  These have included, camping at Foxlease in the New Forest, staying in Burley Youth Hostel and camping at Corfe on the Island. These are open to all, young and old alike and are a fantastic way of meeting new people within the church and becoming part of the church family.

Carry on reading for Peter Johnson’s account of the latest visit to the Medina Valley Centre and a gallery of photos…….

B.I.G. Weekend at Medina Valley Centre 28th February – 2nd March

by Peter Johnson

What a weekend! 33 of us stayed at the Centre and 8 others joined us for parts of the weekend, as well as a healthy number joining us for worship on Sunday morning.

After so much rain and dark weather, we woke up to bright sunshine and blue skies on Saturday morning, which made us glad.

After some enjoyable craft activities following breakfast, we engaged in a frantic round of games of Muggle Quidditch on the field near the Centre. There were 3 teams, mixed in age and gender, all eager to prove their prowess on a makeshift broom. There were chasers, bludgers and a seeker in each team. There was a snitch, released moments before the end of each game. What fun! To say that it was entered into with enthusiasm, would be an understatement!

We went to Parkhurst Forest for our lunch – sausages and rolls cooked on an open fire – and then did some mountain biking and orienteering. Ben and Andy, Angela, Bob and Emma managed to get themselves lost!

The concert in the evening, where all were encouraged to contribute, was one of the highpoints. With Jerry and Ross performing a couple of Queen covers with attitude and style, Matt giving a trumpet solo, Lucy and Megan singing “Trouble”, and Ellie giving us a beautiful rendition of Bruno Mars’ “When I was your woman”, we were very well entertained for over an hour. There were others who played their part and made it an evening to remember.

Sunday morning was a relaxed affair, with folk from St Mary’s joining us for a Big Worship, which Ben led so well. This was on the theme of Renewal and he spoke well in this for all to hear.

After coffee, we enjoyed a final meal before packing up and going home.

What a good time was had by all. Roll on the next Big Weekend – June or July at Corfe Camp?

Enjoy photos from the 2014 Medina Valley Weekend