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Rewind to Christmas 2018 – meet our new host Shelley Dring

7 October 2018

Fears that with Cas Stoodley’s departure one of MBC’s longest running outreach projects would come to an end have been allayed. Rewind to Christmas is a tried, tested and much loved feature of church life that has run here at Moortown for almost fifteen years. And that’s why we are delighted to announce that Shelley Dring (pictured above) has agreed to take on the main up front role. Over two days – this year that’s the 26th and 27th of November upwards of four hundred Year 4 children from a dozen local primary school will join us as over four one and a half hour sessions we employ drama, storytelling and craft to show and tell what we as Christians believe the true meaning of Christmas to be. 

Shelley who lives locally, is married to Nathan and has two young children works at Temple Newsam House. There she heads up the Learning and Access team. “Although up to now I have never seen an MBC Rewind I have heard lot’s of great reports about them” says Shelley. “As many of you already know I love working with children so being given the opportunity to join your team is something that really excites me.”

Fearing Shelley might be being thrown in at the deep end Rewind veteran John Sherbourne (who if you remember announced his retirement from up front duties after our 2017 Easter Rewind) is making a one off comeback. “It’s funny” John says “but after so many years of working up front with a number of different Children’s Workers, and then being quite content with my decision to take more of a back seat role Shelley’s enthusiasm for the job is really firing me up. Rewind really is a fabulous project, it’s one that invites us to tell the Christmas story to so many different people and I’m sure Shelley will be brilliant.”

COME AND JOIN THE TEAM. One cute little trick that Cas used to use was that once you’d signed up to help at Rewind you’d signed up for life; in other words Shelley and John will be hoping that the list of team they have on file today is as up to date as it was last year at this time. However, if for some reason you can’t come or equally important is you fancy joining us – and that doesn’t mean you need to be available for all four sessions – please see Shelley or call John on 07913505865 as soon as you can. 

There’s a gallery of pictures below which give you an insight into what goes on at Rewind. To view a larger version of any of them simply click on the image. 

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