Puppet Tree Have been busy, not only at our own church, but also performing at other churches services and running workshops.


2nd May - Puppet Tree launched at our first family service at our home church, St Denys’, Rotherfield


1st May - Workshop @ St Mary’s, Masham

2nd May - Family Service @ St Mary’s, Masham

4th Dec - Christingle Service @ St Mark’s, Mark Cross


5th Oct - Workshop @ Dorking URC

6th Oct - Sunday School 200th Anniversary service @ Dorking URC

11th Nov - “Classics to Clangers” charity concert @ Rotherfield Village Hall

3rd Dec - Christingle Service @ St Mark’s, Mark Cross


4th Feb - Family Service @ United Church, Crowborough

14th July - Crowborough Town Fair


21st June - “Caritas” mission @ Eastbourne

28th June - School fete @ Mark Cross Primary School

6th Sept - Workshop @ St Margaret’s, West Hoathly

27th Sept - Harvest supper @ St Philip’s, Cliftonville

19th Oct - Family Service @ St Mary’s, Stoke D’Abernon

16th Nov - Family Service @ St Thomas’, Groombridge

Performing the sketch ‘The Last Tree’


31st Jan - Workshop @ St Philip’s, Cliftonville for churches and schools in Thanet

15th March - Evening Service @ Salvation Army Citadel, Margate

20th June - Ashtead Village fete with Keith Dyde of the Church Army

Performing a wide range of songs which have Christian lyrics written to well known song.

12th July - Cafe Church Service @ Dorset Gardens Methodist Church, Brighton

18th Oct - Family Service @ St Mary’s, Stoke D’Abernon

9th Nov - Assembly @ St Michael’s Primary School, Withyham

13th Dec - Salvation Army Charity Carol Concert @ Winter Gardens theatre, Margate


16th Jan - Workshop at Woodingdean for Dorset Gardens Methodist Church

27th June - Family Service @ All Saints, Blackham (for St Michaels and All Angels, Withyham)


20th March - Family Service @ St Peter’s, Chailey

15th May - Family Communion Service @ St Dunstan’s, Mayfield

21st May - Workshop as part of Canterbury Diocese Children’s ministry training morning

18th Sept - Family Service @ St Peter’s, Chailey


31st Jan - Workshop @ St Peter’s, Chailey

19th Feb - Parade Service @ Dorking URC

10th May - Training of Pete’s Puppets @ Chailey

19th May - Training of Pete’s Puppets @ Chailey

20th May - Family service @ St Peters, Chailey to launch Pete’s Puppets augmented by Puppet Tree

Rev. John Maskell talking to Tizzy as part of his talk after performing the sketch ‘Fishing Club’


15th June - ‘Time to Party’

Time to Party


11th May - Guiding ‘Renewal of Promises’ service @ St John’s Church, Welling

29th June - Summer Puppet Picnic celebrating 10 years of Puppet Tree.

Summer Picnic
The poster advertising our big event of 2014.

20th July - All Age Service @ United Church, Crowborough

19th Oct - All Age Service @ Holy Trinity Church, High Hurstwood

10th Nov - Young at Heart’ @ All Saints Crowborough

14th Dec - Puppet Nativity @ St Denys’ Church


19th April - Family Service @ St Mary’s, Stoke D’Abernon

21st June - Family Service @ Dorking URC

11th July - Messy Church @ Rotherfield Village Hall

15th Nov - Family Eucharist @ St Thomas’ Groombridge

2nd - 4th Dec - A Christmas Journey @ United Church, Crowborough


24th May - School Assembly @ Penshurst CofE Primary School

13th June - School Assembly @ Mark Cross CofE Primary School

16th July - Puppet Workshop @ St Denys’ Church

13th Aug - Messy Church @ Rotherfield Village Hall

18th Sept - Messy Church @ Reigate

11th Dec - Puppet Nativity @ St Denys’ Church


19th Feb - Following the morning service on the 19th February at which Dean Benon from Namirembe Cathedral in Uganda was interviewed by Nigel, he and his wife Bilhah met some of the puppets from Puppet Tree and saw some videos showing how we use them in Family Services.  They were very taken with what they saw and asked lots of questions indicating that they had every intention of introducing a puppet ministry when they return home.

Benon and Grandad discuss the finer points of puppeteering whilst Bilhah is away with the birds.

5th & 6th April - Benefice of Rotherfield with Mark Cross 'Going Bananas’ Holiday Club @ Mark Cross School

10th June - Messy Church @ Rotherfield Village Hall

29th July - Messy Church @ Rotherfield Village Hall


17th Feb - Puppet Tree Open Morning @ St Denys’ Church

24th March - Messy Church @ Rotherfield Village Hall

10th & 11th April - Benefice of Rotherfield with Mark Cross 'Showstoppers’ Holiday Club @ Mark Cross School

13th May - Causeway Service @ Colkins Mill Church, Mayfield

8th July - Family Eucharist @ St Thomas’, Groombridge


19th May - Messy Church @ Reigate

29th & 30th October - Benefice of Rotherfield with Mark Cross 'Story Keepers’ Holiday Club @ Mark Cross School

8th December - Toy Service @ St Dunstan’s, Mayfield 


3rd October - Harvest Festival @ St Mark's, Mark Cross


20th January - Started an After School Puppet Club for children at Mark Cross Primary School

2nd February - School Assembly at Rotherfield Primary School

12th November -  performed at Messy Church in Rotherfield Village Hall

25th  November                Christingle service at Mark Cross Primary School

15th December                  Christingle service at Rotherfield Primary School

18th December                  Family Service at St Mark’s Church Mark Cross

18th December                  Carol and Christingle service at Cross in Hand Methodist Church


15th June - took Mark Cross after school puppet club to Heatherview Care Home in Crowborough where they performed for the residents

5th August - participated in Kings Club holiday club in West Burton North Yorkshire run jointly by the Methodist and Anglican churches

17th September  - Family Communion service at St Matthew’s Redhill

7th October -  Workshop at St Matthew’s Redhill

24th November - Christingle service at Mark Cross Primary School

14th December  - Took Mark Cross School After School puppet club to perform for the residents at Heatherview Care Home

15th December  - Christingle service at Rotherfield Primary School