Open the Book

Picture of the Lion Story Teller BibleOpen the Book Logo

At St John’s we have teams who visit local Primary schools.  We take assembly every two weeks telling Bible stories in simple language using ‘The Lion Storyteller Bible’ by Bob Hartman.  We always try to make the story come alive visually by using props and acting the parts of the characters; and we like to get the children to help us.  Then we offer the staff and children a moment to think about the story and finish by saying a prayer.  The children are very keen to help us out with the story-telling and we all have a lot of fun.


Image showing the Open the Book team

The Open the Book Team recently visited the Rainbow Centre ( on their Open Day.  As it was the first time that we had told a Bible story there, we chose “In the Beginning” which tells the Creation story.  We had many props to help us tell the story.  The children who listened to the story helped us by holding up the pictures.



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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, 10th December, 2019
  • 9:00 am-12:00 pm: Church Office Closed

  • 10:00 am-12:00 pm: Coffee Morning

  • 2:00 pm-4:00 pm: Wallisdean Junior School Carol Service

Wednesday, 11th December, 2019
  • 9:00 am-12:00 pm: Church Office Closed

  • 9:30 am-10:30 am: Holy Communion

  • 1:30 pm-3:30 pm: Townswomen Guild Craft Club

  • 6:00 pm-8:00 pm: Mat and Ellen Wedding Rehearsal

Thursday, 12th December, 2019
  • 9:00 am-12:00 pm: Church Office Open

  • 1:00 pm-3:00 pm: Thursday Crafters

  • 7:00 pm-9:00 pm: Music Practice

Friday, 13th December, 2019
  • 12:00 am-11:59 pm: Church Office Closed

  • 1:00 pm-2:00 pm: Mat and Ellen Wedding

Sunday, 15th December, 2019
  • 9:00 am-9:50 am: Holy Communion with Hymns

  • 9:50 am-10:30 am: Refreshments in Church

  • 10:00 am-10:20 am: Prayer between services

  • 10:30 am-11:30 am: Family Time

Monday, 16th December, 2019
  • 9:00 am-12:00 pm: Church Office Open


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