Parish of Bisley and West End


- The Lord's my Shepherd

Our Messy Crafts this week link with the Lectionary for the 4th Sunday of Easter and are themed around Psalm 23 - The Lord is my Shepherd.  The Family Worship idea above also follows this theme.  I hope you enjoy making the crafts - please do send me pictures of your creations!  Send to our Children and Families email address (here)

 As always, I've created a document with all the instructions for how to make the crafts.  We made sheep biscuits using the recipe posted during Holy Week (but I've added it below just to make it easier to find!)  Click here for the instructions

 Messy Sheep Biscuits



 Display box picture

 Shepherd Leading Sheep



 Sheep laying in grass

 Psalm 23 bracelet



Spring Messy Craft Ideas

Spring is Awesome!  Every time I look out of the window, or walk through the woods with my dogs, I can see new life.  This new life is something for us to celebrate.  A gift form God, showing us how much he loves us.   I've taken some inspiration from the Psalms for our "Spring Messy Crafts" - I've made some "musical instruments" from fairly basic bits around the house and in my office craft stores so that we can all "make a joyful sound" (Psalm 100) - hopefully you'll find bits to make these too.  In Psalm 148 all things are encouraged to "Praise the name of the Lord", so there is a colouring book for you to complete and join in with these praises.  Please send me some pictures of what you've made.

 These are the instructions for the Spring Messy craft ideas pictured below.

 The colouring book can be downloaded below on 3 pages.

 Tambourine Tambourine

colouring bookColouring book 1

 3 InstrumentsShaker, Maraca,  & Castanet

 Colouring book - Page 1 of 3

Colouring book - Page 2 of 3

Colouring book - Page 3 of 3



Our Pastoral Team regularly visit the care homes in our villages, but due to the current restrictions they are unable to do so at the moment.  If you would like to send a cheerful message to the staff or residents they would be very gratefully received! (click on the names for a link to their websites)

 Elmfield House

 Kingsbury Court

 Gracewell Home

To make room for our new ideas our Holy Week Services and Crafts now have their own page (Just click on the link at the top of this page or here to revisit the ideas)

Prayer Craft idea :  

 TSP Teaspoons

Wooden Teaspoon a simple way to help us pray saying Thank you, Sorry, Please - Amen!