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Glimpse of Glory

Have you ever had a glimpse of something wonderful and then just as suddenly it was gone?

Maybe you've seen a supermoon when it was red? And then suddenly it was back to its normal silver?

Full moon

When Jesus and his friends were together on a mountain top, the friends caught a glimpse of a glorious Jesus and felt the presence of God. It was wonderful. Then just as suddenly it was gone.

It was a glimpse of just how special Jesus is. It was something so special, the friends would remember all their lives.

Votes for Women

Suffragettes Annie Kenney and Christabel Pankhurst Do you know it's only 100 years since women were allowed to vote? It was a chance for women to have their say in how the country was run.

In 1918 women were finally allowed to vote if they were 30 and owned their home or were married to a home owner. Men could vote at 21 and they didn't need property.

Lots of women marched in towns and went to meetings to support a woman's right to vote. Over 1000 ended up in prison were they continued to protest. Many were badly treated.

Nancy Astor A year later in 1919 Nancy Astor was the first woman MP to sit in Parliament. Now over 200 women serve the country as MP's.

Brit Awards

What's your favourite pop song?

The Brit awards for popular music in 2017- 2018 are being presented the O2 in London - but you can watch them and on TV and YouTube too.

There are lots of different awards: it can be the best song, best artist, best video or the best new comer.

The winners will be presented with statuettes.

The public get to vote for their favourites too - maybe you know someone who has voted?

Penguin How does a penguin make pancakes?

With its flippers!

Look Out

Hanworth: Junior Boxing Monday and Friday 7.00-7.45pm

Hanworth: Youth Club Friday 5.30-6.30pm

Hanworth: 11th February All Age Worship 11am

Hampton: 11th February All Age Worship 10.30am

Sunbury: 11th February Animal Rescue Zoo 3.30pm

Sunbury: 16th February ALOUD 7-8pm

Hampton: 13th February Messy Church 3-5pm

East Molesey: 14 and 15th February Splodge 10.30 -12noon

Sunbury: 25th February All Age Worship 10.30am

Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day?

How do you like your pancakes?

The day before Lent begins is called Shrove Tuesday. It's a time to take stock: to look at what's inside your heart, glimpse the things that aren't so good, to say sorry and be forgiven. Now you're ready for Lent.

Pancake in a pan

Lent used to be a time for fasting. So all fatty food, milk and eggs were used up on the Tuesday beforehand. What better than a feast of pancakes!

Pile of pancakes Doctor, Doctor

I've just eaten 20 pancakes

How waffle!

Spot the difference

Can you spot the changes between these two pictures?

Fantasy bubbles before Six changes have been made.

Fantasy bubbles after Answers below.


Blow some beautiful bubbles.

What you need

What you need for Bubbles
  • good washing up detergent
  • water
  • glycerin
  • sugar
  • bowl
  • table spoon
  • tea spoon
  • scissors
  • small empty drink bottle

What you do


Bubbles step 1

Measure the water, glycerin and sugar into a bowl.

Stir gently to mix together.


Bubbles step 2

Add the detergent and stir gently. Try not to make bubbles.

Leave to stand overnight.


Bubbles step 3

Cut the end off a drinks bottle to make a wand.

Or join two straws with string to make a circle.

Or twist some covered wire to make a loop and stem.


Bubbles step 4

Dip the wand into the mixture and have fun.

Glimpse the rainbow colours of the bubble before it bursts.

Spot the difference answers


Spot the difference answers

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