Mission Aviation Fellowship aircraft flies into Kent playground

01 December 2017

MAF

PUPILS going out to play at a Kent primary school were excited to find that a plane had taken over the their playground last Friday.

The children had the chance to explore the two-seater Cessna 150 aircraft, which had been flown in by the Mission Aviation Fellowship, the Christian charity that flies to some of the most remote areas of the world to deliver help. The plane was launching the charity’s Advent campaign, which offers visitors to its website a digital journey each day in Advent, flying them to 24 of the remotest places in the world.

The head teacher of Seabrook Church of England Primary School, Liz Carter, said: “It is really important for children to realise that Christmas isn’t just about getting presents but giving something back. Being a church school, we want to start getting them to think about what Christmas is really about, about Jesus being born and bringing hope to the world.

“Today is about stopping and saying what can we do, rather than just asking for things. What can we each give back?”

gb.mafadvent.org

 

Forthcoming Events

16-18 February 2018
Church Times Festival of Faith & Literature

Our literary festival with a theological slant in Bloxham, Oxfordshire. Speakers include Francis Spufford, Ruth Valerio, Eve Poole, Mark Oakley, James Runcie and many others. Find out more

5-6 May 2018
Church Times Festival of Poetry
With Sarum College, Salisbury. More details coming soon - register your interest here

The Church Times Podcast

The Church Times Podcast, hosted by Tim Wyatt and Ed Thornton, features a mixture of interviews and news analysis. Listen online

Subscribe now to get full access

To explore the Church Times website fully, please sign in or subscribe.

Non-subscribers can read seven articles each month for free.