Puppet Ministry

Offington Proclaimers

 

Who are the Proclaimers? 

The Proclaimers are a  group of puppets who want to spread the good news of Jesus. The original group are:

Daisy, Rosie, Rocky, Alfie and Sparky (pictured above). New arrivals Barney, Jake, Grandma and Grandad are a bit camera-shy!


Where can they be seen? 

They appear for special services at Offington Park, especially around Christmas time!


Why puppets?

Puppets add a different approach to talking about the message of Jesus. It’s not just for children -

this simple art form has been used to dramatise Bible readings as well!

Puppets help to keep the church ‘in touch’ with today’s culture of fast-paced imagery, instant messages and shortening attention spans. They enable the church to be more creative - and it’s great fun watching and being part of

them!


What do they do?

The Proclaimers often use parodies of popular music to help get the message about Jesus across to all ages. We say ‘why should the devil have all the good music?’

We also do sketches that make people think about all sorts of things and we find that the music and the imagery stay in the memory for a long time. 


Are the Proclaimers popular?

The puppets have appeared at united services and at churches all over Worthing. They are a light earted, non threatening way of holding one’s attention. We know by quizzing the children that they get very involved with them. It is surprising how much they remember (and learn) about sketches and they certainly have their favourites. 


Are there other puppets besides the Proclaimers?

Of course! “Church Mouse” pops up quite a bit and is much loved. He was mentioned in the sermon a week after he made his debut and 

someone once gave him a piece of cheese for Christmas! 

Look out for Church Mouse a

gain soon!


We welcome new team members. 

If you’d like to 'give us a hand' (get it?) please let us know by contacting the church office.

 We’d love to hear from you. 


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