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Our Super Heroes line up in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray.

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Being a Super Hero is OK, I mean you get to meet Batman and Robin...

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... and to make giant bubbles with Hattie the clown...

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... but after all this hard work what I really like is ... a nice cake!

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Seeing double... Oksana and Shaun Cope dress to impress at the chess table.

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Giant bubbles proved fun for children and adults alike.

A super morning!

Super heroes got a glimpse of how to protect our planet at the latest activities morning in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, on Saturday (January 11th).

Our own Batman and Robin were joined by 120 adults and 79 children when the theme of our morning was Super Heroes Save the World.

There were lots of activities including art, recycling bins to colour, chance to make recycling headbands, our usual quiz, story time with Keith Wilson, our creative prayer area, Super Hero cake decorating, our book swap, our riddle table, giant bubbles and balloons with Hattie the clown, chance to plant your own Christmas tree, chance to learn how to play chess with our maestro Shaun Cope and also to learn lace making.

Diane Gilbert, education officer with Biffa, the leading integrated waste management company, came along and brought with her some recycling games for families to play and information leaflets, and answered any questions around recycling. There was also a display featuring WildAid and its mission to support wildlife rescue and rehabilitation across the UK. To find out more about WildAid click here.

There was also chance to read the day's newspapers or to sit and chat with others and enjoy tea, coffee, juice and delicious cakes.

The morning finished with a short act of worship, led by Melton Mowbray Team Parish Rector, the Revd Kevin Ashby.

If you missed this month's activities morning make sure you don't miss our next one on Saturday, February 8th, from 10.30am until 12noon in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, when our theme will be The Tiger who came to Tea - Party!

It promises to be a fun morning and there will be chance to dress up in your tiger onesies or party clothes and have your pictures taken with the giant Tiger who came along to last year's Christmas Tree Festival in St Mary's Church. There will also be chance to make tiger masks and to learn some interesting facts about tigers.

Everyone is welcome.  Please note that all our activities mornings are FREE of charge. 

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A fun time painting with Terry Ide in St Mary's Church on Saturday.

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Above and below: Fun making recycling headbands.

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Above and below: Enjoying Super Hero Creative Prayer.

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Above and below: Decorating, and eating, cakes proved popular in St Mary's Church on Saturday.

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Captain America had a fun time in St Mary's Church with Batman and Robin.

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Lace ladies in action in St Mary's Church on Saturday.

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Planting Christmas trees in St Mary's Church.

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The display on recycling put up in church by Diane Gilbert, education officer with Biffa.

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Diane Gilbert (seated right) helps a youngster with a recycling game on Saturday in St Mary's Church.

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Colouring in a recycling bin...

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... and a finished article.

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Even a fractured knee cap couldn't stop Hattie the clown from running her giant bubbles and balloons in St Mary's Church.

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Batman and Robin clean up in St Mary's Church on Saturday.

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Keith Wilson's story time proved a big success on Saturday.

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The WildAid display in St Mary's Church on Saturday... 

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... and our certificate to prove that St Mary's Church is Wildlife Linked.

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Above and below: The whole word in his hands... the Revd Kevin Ashby leading the short act of worship at the end of the morning.

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Phil Balding, 11/01/2020

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A grrreat morning!
Tigers of all shapes and sizes filled St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, on Saturday (February 8th) to make the latest activities morning a roaring success. More ...
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