Lights! Camera! Action!
Our volunteer programme got off to a flying start during the February half term, when nine young volunteers helped document the changes at the church building site. We enjoyed a research trip to Vestry House Museum and Archives to learn about our local history and heritage. As well as filming the ongoing building work, we used oral history interviews to record the stories and memories of nine local people, who volunteered their time and even donated their old photographs to our project. Many of those we spoke to enjoyed the opportunity to look around our church on a guided tour from our project manager and site manager. Volunteers from our congregation laid on hot tea, coffee and biscuits and made sure everyone ended up where they needed to go. The day was a great success!
If you would like to help out on future filmmaking sessions to document changes at St Peter-in-the-Forest and our wider community, please fill in our Volunteer Sign-Up Form.