Theatre Company performs at Offering Service

St Asaph Cathedral was treated to singing, drama and a live worship band during this year’s Diocesan Offering service.

In 2012 the Offering is raising money for Wrexham based charity Reactivate who take the power of drama into special needs schools. Reactivate is part of Bitesize Theatre Company.

On Monday 8 October members of Bitesize opened our service at the Cathedral with a moving rendition of “Prepare ye the Way of the Lord” before leading the congregation to their seats.

Linda Griffiths, Artistic Director at Bitesize was then interviewed by some of the children to highlight the work of Reactivate. She explained how Reactivate take pantomimes into special needs schools and how the performances use bright colours, interaction and sensory experiences to help engage children with disabilities.

The Llan band from Dyffryn Clwyd Deanery led the worship and played while the offerings were brought forward and presented to the President of the Diocesan Offering Mrs Clare Cameron.

Members of Bitesize Theatre Company then performed part of their pantomime Aladdin before singing “Seasons of Love” to finish our worship.

Before the final blessing Bishop Gregory acknowledged the power of theatre to bring people of all abilities together.

He added:

“We are all equal in one humanity and we give thanks to God for His rich grace in the world.”

Revd David Lewis and Mrs Clare Cameron receive the offerings

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