Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Reformation Day and November 5th

On the 31st October, we celebrated Reformation Day for the first time.
Click here for a lovely Unit Study on the Reformation that we are planning on doing next year and some resources from the Trinitarian Bible society on the history of our King James Bible.

The children acted out a short drama based on Martin Luther nailing the 95 theses to the Wittenberg church door.

To enjoy the whole service, and sing along with the hymns, watch

Remember, remember the fifth of November
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason, why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot.
On November 5th in the United Kingdom, we celebrate the foiled attempt of Guy Fawkes to blow up the houses of parliament and King James I in 1605. This has special significance for us as Christians, because it was King James who authorised the translation of the Bible into English in 1611, the same version our family use today.
Holding a mock Jacobean feast at Ordsall Hall in Salford.
Together we baked parkin, a traditional bonfire night cake,
let off some fireworks in the garden and came inside to enjoy our "bonfire" in the hearth.  


  1. We've celebrated Reformation Day, as a family, some years but I'm afraid that life overcame me and we didn't this year. Lovely to have a special service to remember. It is a great distraction from other things that are going on at that time of year which can be quite concerning for the children.

  2. Yesterday I listened to the whole service. How people suffered for the true faith and how much we take for granted, so humbling. Thanks for posting.
    Love all the artwork and mmm...I can just smell that lovely parkin, even from here!