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since lockdown in March 2020 was held. Our seniors were so pleased to meet up again & meet all the wonderful children that had created craft work which we distributed over the last 12 months during all the many restrictions.

See photos in our photos folder , but the one below demonstrates the joy that they all get working together with the craft activity.

Since lockdown last March 2020 we have not been able to hold our usual monthly Generations sessions. We held an Afternoon Tea in August & a Soup Lunch in October.

However, our Pickles Village team have been very busy & since last March we have done 5 deliveries of craft items to cheer up our elderly guests from around the island who attend our community groups & affected with the isolation & loneliness.

      Please see our NEWS folder to see how active we have been during this pandemic.


Autumn 2020: We have been sent the June issue of the magazine that the Arthur Rank Centre produce. It is called' Life & faith in rural Britain..... Country Way. This article appeared about our Easter Cross.

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Wednesday 28th October: Generations. Thanks from our Leadership Team to all those who made the delicious soups & puddings & helped in any way; we had 20 ‘special guests’ from around the island join us, plus our team of helpers. We received £86 in donations & raised some money for the Poppy Appeal by the sale of ‘Jersey Wonders’ made by Carol du Feu.
We will hopefully do this again early December depending on Covid-19 restrictions.


BBC Radio Jersey interviewed our administrator Sunday 30th August on Generations, & how we were running the events/activities during lockdown.

The interview was about 5 minutes long & starts at 2.33 during the early morning Breakfast Show.

See our website for further photos, .....PHOTOS album Generations folder

AFTERNOON TEA FOR GENERATIONS August 2020: After all the social isolating it was lovely to be able to restart Generations with 30 special guests from around the island join us. Our first meeting since February!

July 2020:GENERATIONS: No starting date as yet. However, we are planning an Afternoon Tea, perhaps towards the end of August with social distancing in church which has the space. Some of our loyal monthly guests are very keen to meet up & missing the group, & catch up on all their news. If you would like to join us please let Michael/Anne know please.

June 2020: The Methodist Church London Media Office produce a quarterly magazine 'The Connexion' & this summer issue featured our intergenerational work. This magazine is circulated around the British Isles & to our global partners. Our article is towards the end of the magazine with stories from around the world.

June 2020: Our children have been busy colouring butterflys ready for our next postal drop.


LIBERATION 75 WEEKEND: These are 2 flags drawn by S & E for us to post to all our special friends of EB. & church community.


Methodist Recorder May 2020- Unfortunatley, they got the wrong island!


Saturday 2nd May 2020: JEP article in their section Jersey Together Community Noticeboard



This is on our Methodist H Q facebook page Methodist Growing Faith at Home   

Intergenerational Week ðŸ‘¶ðŸ‘§ðŸ‘¨ðŸ‘µ

With lots happening at the moment we haven't said much about it being National Intergenerational Week: a time to reflect on all that's good and beneficial about being community of different ages.
We're grateful to Ebenezer Methodist Church in Jersey who have written a prayer giving thanks for this, you might like to include it in your prayers over the weekend. Here it is:

Image may contain: one or more people, possible text that says 'Dear Lord, We are each different. Some of us older and others much younger ! Some of us like to spend our time playing with dinosaurs, others like playing with cards. Some of us like running, others like reading. Some of us like eating cookies, others like drinking tea We are different, but we're also alike. Thank you for bringing us together in your church. Amen'

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Ebenezer Methodist Church, Jersey 

Ebenezer Methodist Church in Jersey is bringing together the eldest and youngest members of its congregation in a new club called ‘Generations’.

The idea was inspired by the Channel 4 television programme 'Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds' which examined the social and health benefits of the elderly making friends with the young.

The activities all have children in mind, however the older attendees are as excited to get involved and are often filled with feelings of nostalgia or eager to try something new.
Community lay worker, Amy Britton started the group to connect with the local community. She said the young are already making positive friendships with some of the older generation: "There's a young man called Ethan who is six and doesn't have elderly relatives. His mum was unsure if he would enjoy it but now he holds the most incredible conversations with people. I've seen mums brought to tears when they realise how much their children are giving, and getting back, from this relationship with the elderly people."

July 2019- Teddy Bear's picnic to celebrate our first school year of Generations. Started Autumn 2018, restarts Sept. 2019

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The following appeared in the below electronic newsletter regarding loneliness & appealing for new ideas to help those affected :

Methodist Children
and Youth

June/July 2019


                PILOT GROUPS NEEDED


Methodist Children, Youth & Families is really excited to be partnering with MHA (formerly Methodist Homes for the Aged) to pilot a brand new intergenerational befriending scheme, under the Agents of Change banner. We are looking for a small number of children's, youth groups, families or congregations to help us pilot this brand new piece of work.

Could you, your family, your group or your congregation...

  • … organise an activity - such as crafts or a quiz - to run in an MHA home?
  • … send letters or cards as part of a pen pal scheme with MHA service users?
  • … volunteer to regularly visit an MHA home or sheltered accommodation and befriend residents?
  • … help to raise awareness locally about the need for befriending volunteers?
  • … or do something else that helps to build bridges between generations and tackle loneliness and isolation?

Want to be inspired?

Click here to read a lovely story from Ebenezer Methodist Church in Jerseywhere eldest and youngest members of the congregation are uniting in a new club, ‘Generations’.


If the answer is 'yes' or even 'maybe' then please email Lynne Norman to show an expression of interest and find out more!




GENERATIONS - This came about after Ebenezer’s Leadership Team had seen the  2018 -TV programme ‘Old People’s Home for 4 years old’ and a new series on Channel 4 which has just finished.
It was  an amazing experience for all those who took part, young and old alike and  with added proven health benefits.. 
We have 10 children keen to meet our more senior folks from our island community, so if you know of any elderly people who would benefit from an afternoon of fun, song and a cup of tea for a chat let Amy Britton know.
We are also well aware of loneliness amongst our elderly community , & we intend to reach out where we can.
It is recognised that 1 in 4 people suffer with loneliness in their later life. The UK government have recognised this need & in 2018 appointed a minister for loneliness.

BBC Radio Jersey came to our February 2019 session & made a recording, this can be heard by going to our ...LINKS.... tab , see below:   'GENERATIONS' interview Feb. 2019 
Interview at February 2019 session of 'Generations'. Interview played at 2:39:00 on Sunday 03/03/19. To hear click on the link below, then leave it & it will start to play automatically for you.(Or on the forward play button in the circle,then on volume slide bar until you get to 2hours39mins00seconds, & that's the start of the interview) 



Giving children and older people the opportunity to enjoy time together; forging friendships, learning from one another and making memories.

During each session all ages will enjoy games, puzzles, building, craft, colouring and conversation together as well having some light refreshments. We will then read a story and learn some songs.

Place: Ebenezer Methodist Church

Times: Monthly 2.45 to 4.30 pm

Please see our Facebook page for more details.

…because there’s no feeling in the world quite like companionship.








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