What an inspirational Jesus Shaped People event! Churches from across the diocese and further afield met at St Christopher’s Holme Wood to explore Magnificat, the special song of Mary, and recall the challenging visit Mary made to her relative Elizabeth who was also pregnant in a surprising way. We did so with adults and children using drama, flower arranging, dance, craft, music and creative prayer—and, after a shared tea, brought it all together in a memorable time of worship.

A gifted team led the event, with special features that included a captivating homemade portrait of Mary, and a new tune to Tell Out my Soul that must surely become widely known. We went home joyfully looking forward to more encouraging JSP creative celebrations in 2018.