Miracle of water into wine inspires youngsters

Act II director Karl Gernert working with children on the retelling of a much-loved Bible story. SG180215-118TW
Act II director Karl Gernert working with children on the retelling of a much-loved Bible story. SG180215-118TW

The miracle at a wedding in Cana – when Jesus turned water into wine – was the inspiration for a series of drama and crafts activities led by Spalding-based threatre group Act II for four churches within the Benefice of the Elloe Stone Parishes.

Children in Moulton, Moulton Chapel, Whaplode and Holbeach St Johns performed half-term plays focused on wedding ceremonies, recreated the water into wine story through drama, devised their own wedding music with instruments including samba drums and spent time making pictures of water turned into wine.

Children at Moulton Village Hall re-enacting a wedding from the time of Jesus. Pictured are (from left), back ' Archie Morant, Ruby Dawson, Ashleigh Rogers, Josie Russell; front ' Cameron Fox and Tilly Dash. SG180215-116TW

Children at Moulton Village Hall re-enacting a wedding from the time of Jesus. Pictured are (from left), back ' Archie Morant, Ruby Dawson, Ashleigh Rogers, Josie Russell; front ' Cameron Fox and Tilly Dash. SG180215-116TW


Act II director Karl Gernert said: “There was a real sense of community at each of the events because the children weren’t all from the same primary schools, which meant they made new friends, and we had 11-year-olds working with and helping four-year-olds.


“All of the children enjoyed learning the old story in a new way.”

Act II has worked with the benefice for some years and its activities are held under the heading of The Oasis Club.

3 One of the happy faces taking part in the Oasis Club. SG180215-120TW

3 One of the happy faces taking part in the Oasis Club. SG180215-120TW

Ashleigh Rogers and Josie Russell busy with their colouring at Moulton Village Hall. SG180215-123TW

Ashleigh Rogers and Josie Russell busy with their colouring at Moulton Village Hall. SG180215-123TW

Cameron Fox and Amy White were colouring pictures of jars of water that had turned into wine. SG180215-125TW

Cameron Fox and Amy White were colouring pictures of jars of water that had turned into wine. SG180215-125TW

Must dash ' youngsters in action at The Oasis Club. SG180215-121TW

Must dash ' youngsters in action at The Oasis Club. SG180215-121TW

Reaching for the sky ' youngsters with arms stretched upwards during the Oasis Club's activities on Wednesday. SG180215-119TW

Reaching for the sky ' youngsters with arms stretched upwards during the Oasis Club's activities on Wednesday. SG180215-119TW