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Above and below: Some of the fantastic book bunting which was made by Barbara Clark and hung up in St Mary's Church on Saturday.



Team Rector, the Revd Kevin Ashby, with our very own Supergirl in St Mary's Church.


Author Margaret Hill with a copy of the book about her grandfather.

A novel success 

A novel idea proved very popular on Saturday (February 9th) in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, when more than 120 people helped to celebrate Read in the Bathtub Day.

More than 80 adults and 40 children came along to take part in our latest fun-packed activities morning.

There were some fantastic costumes as people dressed as their favourite book characters and had their picture taken with our very own Supergirl. 

Everyone who dressed up got a prize and there were activities for all ages including our usual quiz plus a book quiz, chance to decorate cakes, our creative prayer area, riddle table, games, our usual art corner for adults and children, chance to help with our Parish Patchwork, face-painting, chance to learn to play chess, chance to make hungry caterpillars, bath bookmarks, chance to create your own bookmark and chance to make caterpillar keyrings.

There was also chance to find a book to read in our book swap and three members from the Make Friends With a Book group, which meets in Melton Library on Mondays from 10.30am until 12 noon, read a poem each.

Our story teller Keith Wilson read Big Red Bath by Julia Jarman, Hattie the clown proved a big hit with her giant bubble making and author Margaret Hill came along to chat about her new book recounting her grandfather Leonard Folwell's experiences working in the Royal Army Medical Corps on the ambulance trains in France in 1916.

The book, called Leonard's War, has been a labour of love for Margaret, who writes under her maiden name of Garfoot, after she came across a diary Leonard wrote after leaving Aldershot to travel by steamer for France on January 20th of that year with his friend John. 

*Margaret will be signing copies of her book at a special launch at 2pm on Tuesday, January 26th at Melton Carnegie Museum to which everyone is invited. Copies are £10 each, with £2 from each sale going towards the Air Ambulance Service.

There was also chance to enjoy a cup of coffee, tea or juice and cakes, chance to read the day's newspapers or to sit and chat. The morning finished with a short act of worship at 11.45am.

Many thanks to everyone who helped in any way to make the morning such a huge success and to everyone who came along to support the morning.

Our next event is on Saturday, March 9th, from 10.30am until 12 noon, with the theme 'A is for Awesome.'

Everyone is welcome to our Saturday activities mornings, which are FREE of charge. We look forward to seeing you there.


Our book swap in St Mary's Church on Saturday which will now be a regular feature at our activities mornings.


Hattie the clown meets Supergirl...


... And so does John Craig.


'Captain America' in St Mary's Church on Saturday!


Above and below: Brenda Rous and Alyson Ashby making hungry caterpillars on Saturday.



'Harry Potter' had a wizard time at our activities morning on Saturday making bath bookmarks.


Getting to grips with the Parish Patchwork.


Making a bookmark in St Mary's Church on Saturday.


Above and below: Making giant bubbles proved great fun.



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Above and below: Members of the Make Friends With a Book Group reading their poems.




Face-painting proved popular once more at our activities morning.


Forever blowing bubbles in St Mary's Church on Saturday.


Above and below: "When you're decorating cakes you get a bit messy, Supergirl. Right?" 




Finding plenty of things to do in the creative prayer area on Saturday.


Keith Wilson shows the book he is about to read in the story time session on Saturday.


Above: Our book quiz proved popular.


Helping with our Parish Patchwork.


Our Adults' Art and Chat Corner proved very popular... 


... as did our Children's Corner.


Terry Ide in creative mode in our Children's Art Corner.


Our own quiz master Len Hunter checks some of the answers.


Special thanks to James Gutteridge for providing the music for the short act of worship at the end of the morning.


Above and below: Our short act of worship at the end of the morning was well attended.


Phil Balding, 09/02/2019

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