Swashbuckling fun at Baptist church

Felix Boote-Clarke, 11, and Amelie Golby, ten, enjoying their day at the holiday club at the Baptist Church in Victoria Drive.Picture by Kate Shemilt.C131073-1
Felix Boote-Clarke, 11, and Amelie Golby, ten, enjoying their day at the holiday club at the Baptist Church in Victoria Drive.Picture by Kate Shemilt.C131073-1

A GOOD old swashbuckling time was enjoyed by youngsters in Bognor Regis.

Some 151 of the little mates pulled on their eye patches and reached for their hooks when Bognor Regis Baptist Church held its holiday club.

C131073-2 Bog Holiday  phot kate''Kelsy Boddingfield, seven, and Rachel Brotherton, seven at the holiday club at the Baptist Church in Victoria Drive.Picture by Kate Shemilt.C131073-2

C131073-2 Bog Holiday phot kate''Kelsy Boddingfield, seven, and Rachel Brotherton, seven at the holiday club at the Baptist Church in Victoria Drive.Picture by Kate Shemilt.C131073-2

The three-day event held last week was centred around Treasure Island, but with a few hidden messages along the way.

Reverend Graham Banks, who led the club, said: “The club has been centred around Treasure Island, but has included parables from the bible, like the lost boy and the lost sheep.

“We have had Blue Beard as the baddie who has captured the ships crew and tried to get them to turn away from Jesus and lead them down a bad path.

“Luckily, the crew was rescued but Blue Beard, who did not turn back to the right path, sadly had to walk the plank into the ship’s snot.”

C131073-6 Bog Holiday  phot kate''Pirates at the Baptist Church in Victoria Drive.Picture by Kate Shemilt.C131073-6

C131073-6 Bog Holiday phot kate''Pirates at the Baptist Church in Victoria Drive.Picture by Kate Shemilt.C131073-6

Rev Banks who took on the role of the Jolly Roger said the children all had a fantastic time.

Many of the youngsters got into the spirit of proceedings by dressing up as pirates, with members of the church taking on the roles of Blue Beard’s crew.

The event closed with a bumper barbecue last Friday evening attended by some 300 guests.

C131073-7 Bog Holiday  phot kate''Pirates deep in concentration at the Baptist Church in Victoria Drive.Picture by Kate Shemilt.C131073-7

C131073-7 Bog Holiday phot kate''Pirates deep in concentration at the Baptist Church in Victoria Drive.Picture by Kate Shemilt.C131073-7

C131073-5 Bog Holiday  phot kate''Pirates at the Baptist Church in Victoria Drive.Picture by Kate Shemilt.C131073-5

C131073-5 Bog Holiday phot kate''Pirates at the Baptist Church in Victoria Drive.Picture by Kate Shemilt.C131073-5

C131073-3 Bog Holiday  phot kate''Playing games at the holiday club at the Baptist Church in Victoria Drive.Picture by Kate Shemilt.C131073-3

C131073-3 Bog Holiday phot kate''Playing games at the holiday club at the Baptist Church in Victoria Drive.Picture by Kate Shemilt.C131073-3