A chance for the community to be heard
The theme of this year’s service, chosen by members of 1st Sheringham and Beeston Regis Group, is to be ‘Dragon Slaying’. Youngsters from all Sections, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts will also be participating in the service.
Revd Christian Heycocks from St Peter's Church said:
"Everybody is thrilled and excited to welcome so many young people, Scout Leaders, their families and friends as part of the North East Norfolk District Scouts' St George's Day celebrations. St Peter's is certainly not a small parish church but we are removing all the chairs from the main body of the building so we can fit everybody in!
"In the service we will be taking the opportunity to give thanks to God for the 'Scout Movement', particularly in this part of Norfolk, whilst remembering St George slaying the dragon and exploring how we can help ourselves and others slay and overcome things in our lives that often seem as awkward, difficult and dangerous to defeat as dragons. It promises to be a great day!'
Traditionally the collection during the service to is donated to charities chosen by the host Group, and this year “Sheringham Beach Life” has been nominated.
Sheringham Beach Life is four free days of fun packed youth and children’s activities which runs from Tuesday 29 August to Saturday 1 September. They offer something for all, catering from toddlers up to 17’s in a range of age groups, with a variety of activities including sports, drama, creative bible teaching, giant inflatables, arts and craft, and hopefully some sunshine.
The service and celebration on St George’s Day will finish at approximately 3.30pm and the Parade will then form-up in The Boulevard (beside St Peter’s Church) before proceeding back to the Recreation Ground.