St Bart's Messy Church met on Friday 29th January. The theme was Candlemas, which takes place on the 2nd of February each year, and celebrates Jesus's presentation in the Temple in Jerusalem. We built a large model of Jerusalem and the temple populated with egg people - do pop into St Bart's and admire the finished result. We also made wonderful candle cakes; they've all been eaten but we did take a photo of some. In our worship we saw a video of Jesus being taken to the Temple as a little baby. Two old people, Simeon and Anna recognised that Jesus was the special one they had been waiting for. Simeon said Jesus was a light for all people in the world and we use candles as a symbol of the light of Christ, so this celebration is called Candlemas.
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