Boxes of Hope - Barton and Brigg Methodist Circuit

Did you know there were storm troopers at the feeding of the 5,000?

Methodists in the Barton and Brigg Methodist Circuit were surprised to discover this when they hosted an exhibition of models of Bible stories. The models were created by local school children as part of a project organised by Deacon Helen Webster in the villages of Barrow-upon-Humber and Goxhill.

Helen has been a Deacon in the circuit since September 2017. She wanted to explore how churches can have a Christian presence at local community events such as the Barrow Wheelbarrow Weekend and Goxhill Open Gardens Weekend. 

Schools were given Bible stories and asked to make models in large cereal or shoe boxes to be displayed over both these weekends in an exhibition entitled ‘Boxes of Hope’. Three schools joined in, and all children involved had great fun exploring the stories and deciding what to include in their designs.  

“It was great seeing how the children interpreted the stories, using things from their own experiences as well as their knowledge of the story,” said Helen. 

Superintendent Minister the Revd Nichola Jones said: “Chapel congregations were thrilled to see so many children excitedly bringing their parents and grandparents to see the displays when chapels were open all day and it was great the displays provoking much interest and discussion with visitors.”

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