Watchet and Williton received some welcome visitors in the Easter holidays when 45 young people and youth leaders arrived by steam train from the Spring Harvest event at Butlins, Minehead to join the local churches team led by youth workers Andy Levett and Patrick Weld for an afternoon of community outreach.
The teams washed cars for free (much to some people’s surprise!), picked up litter in the parks and helped run the Easter craft event at The Sanctuary (which was enjoyed by families we know and some we don’t); and over in Williton a team gave out chocolate eggs and asked shoppers and passers-by what Easter means to them (one group even prayed for some shop keepers!).
Andy Levett, Youth Worker for Tone Deanery said: “It was another really worthwhile afternoon and our partnership is much appreciated and talked about over at Spring Harvest, as well I pray the locals and holiday makers that experienced what went on in some way.
“On the Thursday evening, we took some of the local young people over to the youth celebration at Spring Harvest, and we ended up being interviewed about Watchet and what it’s like to live here all the time, they then prayed for us and the 200 or so young people prayed blessing on the coastal towns here in West Somerset. Amen!”
The teams hope to develop this event further for next year’s Spring Harvest, which takes place on 3-8 April and 8-12 April 2018.
You can see what the team got up to in the video below.