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October 2005: Create

october 2005 grace flyer


Main body of church cleared of pews. Camo netting hung flat across the space just above head height. Video screens on left and right sides. Creative Stations set up around edges. [EVERYBODY from 6pm] (clips/hooks etc for hanging things on netting - Adam and Steve to bring)


Reading Genesis 1

Playback of 'Day 7' from Worshiping the creator

Explanation that we are all creative

Blank sheet of paper/first idea/shredder ritual

encourage people to think outside their box and suspend judgement. (Requires shredder, paper, pens - adam to bring)

Play time! Creative stations:

Consequences Prayers

an outline (possibly based on lords prayer) for groups of people to write prayers bit by bit (requires paper, pens, explanation)

Drawing with restrictions

eg wrong handed, with crayons, limited colours (requires paper, pens, etc etc - adam to bring)

Potato printing

potatoes, knives, paint, tarpaulin to protect floor! make shapes or print with whats made. (richard bringing tarpaulin, can volunteer bring potatoes etc)

Pipe cleaner modelling

small modelling things, pipe cleaners, foil etc - just make something (modelling stuff?)


for writers that can face the blank sheet! (typewriter, explanation - Mark)

'Punk' liturgy

ie created by cutting words out of newspapers (newspapers, glue, paper - can everyone bring newspapers)

Live camera direct onto screen

with props to create visuals (techie stuff Adam, can everyone bring some random props! anything to create 'creative' still lives from! the more random the better)


making things just because! (lego and explanation)

People encouraged to have a go, work alone or in groups, leave things unfinished or only do part of a creation. All creations hung on camo netting to create the service that people can wander in and sit under.

Finish with 'We bring gifts' Communion

(with or without communion depending on priest availability!) Leave bread and wine for people to take and time to look around the creations hanging from the netting (play Vision On/Tony hart gallery music)

Cafe afterwards


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We set up various stations around the church, and simply invited the congregation to get creative! The photos were shot on a mobile phone - I must have forgotten my proper camera. Phones were only just starting to have cameras in.

Type something!

Luminous stars and spaceships

People were encouraged to have a go, work alone or in groups, leave things unfinished or only do part of a creation.

Punk liturgies by collage. 'God - She dominated my life. She politicised me. I had to admire her. I couldn't resist her. Our 17 year silence. I sang about her. [in very tiny letters] not Catherine Deneuve'

Lego - making things just because!




All creations were hung on camo netting to create a space that people could wander in and sit under.


All the hanging creations were kept to reappear in the next service.


We finished with a eucharist.



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